Last night after dinner, I had a bit of time all to myself, so I did something I haven’t done in…years, and took a bath! I grabbed my iPod and set it to John Mayer, my Kindle, and a glass of wine, and just soaked until the water turned cool. I forgot how therapeutic a relaxing bath could be! I Definitely slept like a baby, too
This morning I woke up hungry, so instead of going straight into a work out, I went for breakfast:
Lately, I’ve been loving cold oats for breakfast. When I first tried overnight oats, I hated them. I hated them the second and third times, too. But then I found the magical combination of ingredients:
Choc-o-lat-e is the key – and the yogurt.
The dry ingredients above, plus a wee bit of coconut milk (in a carton) and homemade Greek yogurt of the whole milk variety. Only homemade because you can’t buy it. Or if you can, then, well, it’s a unicorn here in the Midwest, because I’ve never seen it!
I’ve posted about making Greek yogurt before. I’m not reinventing the wheel or anything, but I feel the need to post about this for
tow four reasons:
a) Organic regular yogurt is a lot cheaper than organic Greek yogurt
b) Organic Greek yogurt is hard to find
c) Full fat Greek yogurt is the icing to my cake…the wind beneath my winds…the ok, I’ll stop
d) It’s EASY to make
After stopping out of my way at the grocery store the other day for the sole reason of picking up either 2% Fage or 2% Chobani, and seeing that Target carried neither, I threw up my hands in defeat. Until I saw this…
Oh screw it, I’ll just buy regular.
I used the regular stuff for a couple days, but still missed the thickness and creaminess (ew to that word) of the Greek stuff. Then I remembered, duh Paige, make it yourself.
- A colander
- 2 damp paper towels
- a bowl
To make, simply wet 2 paper towels, squeezing out any excess liquid, and place on the surface of the colander
Then dump the contents of your regular style yogurt into the colander, and cover with a lid or flat surface:
Then you can literally see the magic happening!
12 hours later…
And you’re left with deliciously creamy full fat organic Greek yogurt.
A couple notes:
- If you’ve never tried full fat Greek yogurt, DO IT NOW. You won’t regret it. It’s incredibly tasty and incredibly satiating.
- The volume of your yogurt will be almost halved. Who knew how much volume that liquid held!?
All right, I’m off to do a little laundry while breakfast digests, then it’s yoga time!
When’s the last time you took a bath?
Have you ever made your own Greek yogurt?