In an effort to eat healthier, I have introduced yogurt into my diet. I see the commercials all the time on tv, in magazines, even the newspaper, but I was hesitant to try it. Mostly because dairy, with or without active cultures, often does a number on my innards. Goat' s milk products are usually much better, but Trader Joe's is the only place that I've found to sell goat's milk yogurt. However the 32 oz. package necessitated a level of commitment I didn't have - until now!
This week I took the plunge and bought the big package of plain yogurt and some blackberries. The first attempt was a sad one, plain yogurt with just a bit of honey. Totally gross. Second attempt, yogurt with blackberries. Better, but still quite acid. Finally today, I got it right. I chopped up a ripe Bosc pear (the brown ones) and drizzled it with a teaspoon full of honey, then I added about a 1/2 cup of yogurt and stirred it all together. Delicious! Absolutely, the most refreshing breakfast I've had in a long time. I think the key was a good fruit to yogurt ratio. I'm still not a huge dairy lover, but if there is more fruit than yogurt, then it is satisfying. I think next time, I'll add in some slivered almonds or chopped walnuts to add protein and crunch.