How to make Homemade Greek Yogurt
By Kristinhong on May 15, 2013
I have finally, finally, finally made my own Greek yogurt! One of my co-workers, who I miss dearly on my team, gave me this recipe awhile ago and I finally got around to making it. I am going to make this all the time! It is so easy and a much cheaper option.
Despite my paranoid attempt to get everything exactly correct (timing, temperatures, etc), I now realize that I was over-thinking everything. It is so simple! All you do is heat the milk, let it cool, add starter, let it sit overnight, strain, and voila. It's just one big waiting game.
Let's talk a little about yogurt. Yogurt is one of the healthiest foods, if chosen wisely because...
- Calcium and Vitamin D: Yogurt is a great source of calcium and vitamin C. Calcium slows production of cortisol, a hormone that contributes to belly fat
- "Live active cultures" means that it contains probiotics. This little guys help clear your digestive track of unwanted organisms that may cause infections.
- Protein: Greek yogurt is a great source of protein, Fage has 18g in one serving!
- Lower blood pressure: The potassium in yogurt can help lower blood pressure.
- It can help prevent bloating and constipation and decreases yeast infections.
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