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Why You Should Be Eating Greek Yogurt Now - DIY Greek Vanilla Yogurt
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Why You Should Be Eating Greek Yogurt Now - DIY Greek Vanilla Yogurt

Greek Yogurt is the new darling of the dairy aisle. It now comes in every flavor and size imaginable. This Mediterranean version has really caught on and for good reason. Greek yogurt is simply the regular form strained to remove much of the liquid whey, lactose and sugar, giving it a thick and creamy consistency. Therefore, in the same amount of calories you pack in double the protein and half the sugar content. This is very attractive to vegetarians who are looking for high protein food sources For more nutritional information check out this article from US News http://health.usnews.com/health-news/diet-fitness/diet/articles/2011/09/30/greek-yogurt-vs-regular-yogurt-which-is-more-healthful?page=2.

I decided to make my own Greek Yogurt with a tub of low-fat vanilla my husband brought home from the store. You simply need a bowl, strainer and cheesecloth. Put the cheesecloth in the strainer about 4 folds thick. Balance on top of a bowl. I placed 2 cups (16 oz.) of yogurt on the cheesecloth and let it drain for an hour. I then removed the liquid from the bowl and let it sit for another hour in the refrigerator. The result was a substantial, rich yogurt great for parfaits, topped with granola or eaten on it’s own.

My food blog Virtually Homemade provides a recipe for Homemade Yogurt and a Gluten Free Chocolate Coconut Granola that would be a delicious accompaniment.

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  1. Nicole
    I love Greek yogurt!! I didn't know you could make it though...I'll have to try it :)
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    1. Virtually Homemade
      Virtually Homemade
      Thanks Nicole! It's always fun to find a new DIY. Vote for me if you like it! Let me know if you have any posts.
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      1. Nicole
        I voted! :) and I just wrote a post called, "Clear Skin the Healthy Way"
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        1. Virtually Homemade
          Virtually Homemade
          I'll check it out and vote!
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