Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Rice Free Blueberry "Yogurt"

Free of: Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Corn, Eggs

It seems like a strange concept --- yogurt that isn't made from some sort of milk.  Well, here is one that has no dairy, no where.  The recipe comes from the Hallelujah Acres website.  I have to say, it was actually pretty good, which I thought was surprising given the limited number of ingredients.  I am planning on trying it with strawberries next and making a plain version so I can test it in a muffin recipe.  I know the avocado may be a turn off for some people, but I would suggest giving it a try.  I was pleasantly surprised.  

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup blueberries
1 avocado (medium size)
2 Medjool dates (pitted and cut into smaller pieces)
*Optional:   Add agave nectar to taste (to sweeten) and a teaspoon of vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend.   Add enough water to obtain desired consistency.  Remove from blender and stir in whole berries if desired.

There is a lot of room to experiment with this recipe.  I was thinking you could thin it with coconut milk, to change up the flavors.  I also use a Progressive Veggie Greens powder that you could easily add to the yogurt.  Adding a probiotic is another option to add good bacteria to your diet.  


Notes:  I tried using strawberries (homemade strawberry jelly actually) and while it tasted good, the looks of it left something to be desired.  The greenish hue of the avocado is stronger than the redness of the strawberry.  So, it may not be something your kids would want to try because of its color.  

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