Food & Drink

Homemade Summer Yoghurt

Was the weather really hot where you live yesterday? It suddenly went from pleasantly warm to full-on baking in a matter of minutes. I don’t know about you, but when the temperature outside is soaring, I never feel like eating a big meal. There’s just something about hot weather that makes small, lighter dishes more appealing. For a while now, I have been making my own flavoured yoghurts/smoothies (not sure what bracket this really comes under) and this was the ideal snack during yesterday’s heat, so I thought why not share the recipe?
Then again, I don’t think you can call this a recipe, because it’s so simple and quick to make. Creating your own yoghurt is also much healthier, as there are no added sweeteners and goodness knows what else you find in supermarket products.
So, what you’ll need:
A few spoonfuls of Greek/natural yoghurt (no exact amounts, it depends how much you want have about 3)
A handful of oats
A drizzle of honey
1 grated apple (peeled or not peeled, it’s up to you, I prefer mine peeled)
A handful of berries (frozen/unfrozen is fine, and feel free to use whatever fruit you like)
The steps:

  1. Ok, so delve into the cupboard, and find something to mix the ingredients in, whether that’s a bowl, a measuring jug etc. As long as it’s something you can blend the ingredients together in later.
  2. Now time to start adding food. There’s no particular order here as we’re just mixing everything together, all-in-one, or bit-by-bit, it’s your choice. I started with the oats and honey on this particular occasion.

    3. Add the yoghurt and the fruit. I always grate the apple as it makes it easier to blend, and gets the flavour from the juice. As for the berries, frozen ones creates a cool, refreshing yoghurt, so that’s what I tend to go for, but we also had some fresh blueberries in the fridge, so they were also included.

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4. All the ingredients have been added now. It’s that easy! All that’s left to do is blend everything together. You can do this using a handheld blender, an electronic one, or even a Nutribullet. I tend to go for a handheld blender, just because it’s what I have at home.

5. Once blended, you can now serve and enjoy!

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As this recipe is really simple and versatile, you can use whatever ingredients you want, or increase the amount if you want this to be a nutritious and filling breakfast, or as a perfect on-the-go treat.
Megan x

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