Thanks to Sandra from EasiYo, I got to experience, first hand, the joys and benefits of homemade yogurt making!
I’ve gotta say, there truly is nothing like freshly made yogurt with live lactic cultures to provide absorbable nutrients!
Not only does this stuff turn out totally rich & creamy EVERYtime, but it is also a piece of cake to make!
Step 1: Fill half of the jar with cold water and then empty a powdered yogurt sachet into it and mix it together.
Step 2: Fill up the yogurt maker outer container with boiling water until it reaches the top of the red inner holder.
Step 3: Place the jar of water & yogurt powder mixed into the holder, screw on the lid of the thermos-like holder.
Step 4: Let stand for 8-12 hours.
I learned that the longer you leave it sit, the thicker and more creamy it will turn out!
I thought it was really cool that these yogurts come in so many different varieties! They’ve got “Family Yogurt”, “Low-fat Yogurt”, “Probiotic Yogurt”, “Specialty Yogurt”, “Drinking Yogurt”, “Ice-Cream Mixes”, and ”Real Fruit Squirts” (for flavoring the plain).
Each variety has several neat flavors as well! I was able to try the Natural, Boysenberry, Apricot, Strawberry, Unsweetened Organic, and Greek Yogurts!
I think my strawberry batch came out the best, though! It was deliciously thick, had an outstanding taste, and was very nutritious!
Speaking of nutrients, let’s see how this stuff measures up!
I’d have to say that the Unsweetened Organic was probably the winner, due to the 70 calories and 3.6g of protein. Check out the ingredients list:
Pasteurised Organically Produced whole milk solids* (98%) from free range cows, live lactic cultures (l.bulgaricus, s.thermophilus, l.acidophilus, bifidobacteria, l.casei).
*contains natural lecithin derived from soybean.
More impressive than calories and proteins, this yogurt is a probiotic version. Meaning that it give a great dose of absorbable calcium, and contains special lactic bacteria cultures (acidophilus, bifidus and casei) that are normally and naturally found in the human intestine but can be depleted through stress, illness, aging, exertion, antibiotics, bad digestion or poor diet.
This fantastic little machine made it possible for me to whip up my own Greek Yogurt for creating dressings and dips as well, which was pretty neat, if I do say so myself :) I felt like a pro, since it was so simple to make! It came out so incredibly rich! More so than any Greek yogurt I’ve ever bought in the grocery store!
I also loved that I could control the sweetness factors. I could add splenda, sugar free syrups, or the flavor squirt fruits that were provided to make it as sweet or non/sweet as I’d like!
You can purchase these items online and have them delivered right to your door!