Greek Yogurt with Berries, Pomegranate Seeds & Flaxseed

 

 

I remember a few years ago when Greek yogurt started to become popular and I had a few clients trying it out and telling me how much they liked it.  So I went to the grocery store and bought a container of it (I can’t remember the brand I chose, but I think it was a name brand).  I didn’t like it at all!  I don’t know if it was because I bought a plain flavor or if it was the brand, but it didn’t taste like good yogurt to me.

Recently I was on vacation and the hotel I stayed at offered a great breakfast buffet.  The best I’ve ever seen.  They had a table with all fresh berries and fruits and a dish of what looked like sour cream.  I assumed it was yogurt, so I tried some with berries and pomegranate seeds…awesome!!  It was delicious and creamy.  I asked the server what type of yogurt it was and she said “Greek yogurt”.  I knew I had to re-visit this.

When I came home, I noticed Trader Joe’s (one of my favorite stores) has their own brand of Greek yogurt and it is my favorite (much better than the name brands at the other grocery stores).  I now love to eat it with pomegranates, berries, and I add Spectrum Flaxseed with Ground Berries.  Delicious for breakfast or for a mid-day snack.

About Kimberly Dawson, M.S.

Comments

  1. I tried a couple of different ones too and noticed some real differences in taste.
    From what I understand it's a combination of the culture used, the type of milk (sheep, goat or cow) and most of all the consistency.
    If it's the extra thickness you like best, you can strain some regular yogurt in cheesecloth and get that same creamy, super thick texture. Just make sure it's full-fat and if possible from non-rBST (bovine growth hormone) milk. Around here that means Cabot and Sidehill Farms (which is local) brands.
    Just pull the cloth around it in a ball, give it a squeeze or even make a knot in the cloth and hang it to squeeze out more of the acidic whey.
    For little batches cone-shaped coffee filters can work too.
    Here's a video on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9jqgMfFJBQ

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