I always get skeptical anytime I am having the thoughts of buying commercial yogurt. That is partly because commercial yogurt is not entirely natural as many manufacturers would claim. There are plenty of artificial sugars, flavors, sweeteners, and many other ingredients which I am certain don’t do well with our bodies. Homemade yogurt offers you the unique opportunity to enjoy natural products in their natural proportions, and that aspect is ideal if you would want to enjoy living a healthy life which has a sweet taste to it. Preparing homemade yogurt promises not to consume a great deal of your time. You only need few ingredients (which you can easily come across), and the preparation procedure is so simple you can leave it to a toddler and still come up with a great taste. Homemade yogurt is also less costly, and this is one aspect which I am totally in love with.
The basics of a simple homemade yogurt start by assembling the right ingredients, and these include – blueberries for the flavor, maple syrup, sugar, whole milk (for a thicker yogurt), plain yogurt (1/2 a cup), and two lidded pots for mixing the mentioned ingredients. You are not limited to the ingredient list I have mentioned here; you can explore other options as long as they won’t spoil the taste of your homemade yogurt. The quality of any home-prepared yogurt depends on how keen you are when mixing, heating, and selecting your ingredients. For that reason, it is always important to have a thermometer and a stirring spoon so that the ingredients are mixed when the temperature conditions are right. Besides getting the ingredients selection right, how you package your homemade has an immense influence on how you get to enjoy it. I prefer small transparent containers since they give a visual appeal that confirms the kind of effort you did put while preparing the ingredients.
It Gets Easier
If it is your first time to prepare homemade yogurt, I will admit to you that you may not get everything right at first. However, you can slowly improve and perfect the art by doing the home preparation procedure not once, but on several occasions. Yogurt has many health benefits to it. For instance, it improves digestion, strengthens body bones, boosts immunity, and also reduce the risks associated with high blood pressure. So, besides learning the valuable art of combining all the ingredients to make wonderful homemade yogurt, you also get to show love for your family by exposing them to the health benefits that are found in homemade yogurt.
Recently I made a blog post about how you can make yogurt more healthy by adding superfood into the mixture. You can read more about it here.