Thursday, June 3, 2010

Delicious Breakfast Yogurt

I go through phases of food obsession. In the past it's been fresh squeezed tangerine juice, protein shakes, fresh tortillas, perfectly ripe summer peaches, granola, bowls and bowls of get the picture. I have to have whatever my latest food craze is almost, if not, every day. Currently my food obsession is this amazing breakfast recipe. It's light, healthy and quick. What else could you ask for in the early morn?

My mom told me about this lovely recipe that her friend shared with her. Now, I shall share with you.

What you'll need:

a large bowl, a clean dish towel, and a rubber band
(the rubber band isn't completely necessary so don't fret if you don't have one laying around)

a large tub of your favorite organic, PLAIN, low fat yogurt, vanilla and an orange

Place your dish towel on top of the bowl and place the rubber band securing the towel in place. Tuck the bottom of the dish towel under the bowl (if you aren't using a rubber band, this step is especially important, and be extra careful when transferring the bowl to hold the dish towel in place). Scoop the yogurt from its container onto the dish towel.

Cover with a plate and place in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, remove your bowl from the fridge, remove the plate and take a lookey inside your bowl. Yep, that's about half of the yogurts volume sitting inside there. Congratulations, you just filtered out most of the liquid that was hanging out in your yogurt. Now you are left with the creamiest most delicious yogurt you will ever feast upon.

Scoop the yogurt back into it's original container, or whatever you'd like to store it in. Add a couple of teaspoons of vanilla and the zest of one orange.

Mix it all around and you're done! How simple was that? Now, when you're ready to eat, toss in some of your favorite fruit, fresh or dried, and some nuts and you're good to go.

This is a great breakfast recipe for anyone. I love it because, being pregnant, I need to make sure I get plenty of vitamins, fiber, protein, anti-oxidants, calcium, and omega-3s. This gives me all of those things as soon as I wake up. I can feel my body appreciates it and I know baby does too because she always jumps for joy after I eat it.

I prefer to do fresh fruit in my delicious yogurt, but if you use dried fruit try added a little honey or agave nectar to your concoction for a touch of sweetness. The yogurt on its own can be a wee bit tart and without berries you might want to make it a bit sweeter. You can also substitute the orange zest with that of a lemon.

Happy, healthy, and getting rounder in my mid-section by the day,


  1. Love it! So great that you photographed everything! And look at all those healthy items in your fridge. Good girl!

  2. I'm so curious! I am going to try that this week! Great post!

  3. Love the blog!! Definitely going to try this one out!

  4. Filtering out your yogurt! I had no idea! Very neat! I want to try this one!

  5. I am so impressed with your fully stocked fridge! I don't think mine has ever been that full. And it's all so healthy! Looks really yummy. I'm going to have to try it.

  6. Yummy! I will be trying this on the houseboat next week. :)

  7. BTW I use a screen colander and paper towel (no rubber band) and it works great too.

  8. I'm going to TRY to eat healthier this summer and this is one of the first things I'm going to make!

  9. that looks DELISH! Great idea, I've always hated that watery stuff that sits at the top or bottom, so this is an awesome trick!

  10. So I tried this recipe, and it was yummy, but I think I will let my orange ripen to give it a little sweeter flavor since it was really tart. So, I think your next post should be your grocery list. I have been trying to eat better, and stick to the outside of the store and buy fresh, but recommendations for what to get, how to store it best, etc. would be awesome information. Making the homemade granola tomorrow!