Deli Style Fruit ‘n Yogurt Cups
You may have seen these at the store. Now you can make your own deli style yogurt. Not only do they look so pretty, but they are about half the price and the kids will actually eat them.
Our home is a little bit chaotic in the morning. I try. Seriously, I try. But school mornings just get the better of me. If you follow my Pinterest account you will see I save hundreds of pins about getting organised. I have 4 books on the subject – which I’ve read. Its just not my strong point. Somedays I feel as if I have everything together. Washing folded, Receipts filed, Guinea Pig cage cleaned, sheets washed. I take a moment for a hot shower. A tiny little moment. Then. “Mom. Maaaam. Maaaam. MAAAAAAAAAAM!!! I dropped the milk”. Literally. For real. True story. All over the kitchen floor and inside the fridge (how, just how?) and somehow 8 liters flow from a half empty 2 liter bottle. If it can happen. It will happen. In the Morning. I’m jinxed.
So here is my advice. Make up a few of these fruit cups the night before. Don’t leave it to the morning. No one should operate a blender before their morning coffee. Besides, it takes a few minutes to make in the evening and you are sorted for the morning rush.
Greek yogurt can take a bit of getting used to. ‘Specially when you stop eating those dodgy supermarket brands. To get my children to start eating it, I made my own Vanilla Yogurt by adding a little Maple Syrup to all natural Greek yogurt. It works. Try it. If you need to, pop it into a recycled and washed old familiar brand yogurt tub. See if they notice.
I don’t know about yours, but my younger kids have never been fond of the chunky bits in their yogurt. Its a texture thing, I think. When I puree it in my blender before adding it, they love it. The fruity bits are their favorite part. They even help me choose which ‘flavor’ they want in theirs.
These are two of our favorites: Mango and Mixed Berry. Apple and cinnamon is also really yummy. Let me know if you come up with other combinations that your kids enjoy.
- 1 cup chopped fruit (fresh or frozen). For this recipe, I used one cup of fresh mango for the yellow one and one cup of frozen berries for the red one).
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
- Blend fruit until smooth.
- Stir Maple Syrup into the Greek Yogurt.
- In a 250ml cup or jar, pour fruit then spoon in yogurt.
- Serve chilled. Refrigerate for up to three days.