Homemade Greek Yogurt
I finally made my first attempt at making my own greek-style yogurt and man, oh man, it was a success! The only way I’ll buy it in stores now is if I simply don’t have the time to make any myself. It is so much cheaper (I paid $2.99 for a 1L carton of milk and already had yogurt to use as a starter). It made just under 500mL of greek-style yogurt, but had I not strained it, it would have been about 750mL of plain yogurt.
It’s quite delicious and really easy to make – just time consuming. Check out the recipe and instructions I followed here.
Before I share how I used my greek yogurt today, a quick workout recap!
Yesterday morning, I hit the gym for some strength training and a bit of cardio.
I did a circuit of the following:
- bicep curl to shoulder press
- dumbbell row to tricep kickback
- chest press
- bench flys
- plie squats
I did three rounds and it definitely got my heartrate up. I followed it up with 20 minutes on the elliptical. I would have gone longer but I was running short on time.
No workout this morning; I was up late last night doing some work (which is also why I didn’t post last night) and decided to get an extra hour of sleep this morning in anticipation of an all-day meeting. We’re discussing initial findings for an evaluation so going to be a lot of talking which means I have to stay alert! Bonus is that we are going to someone’s house AND we’re having chili for lunch. Yay!
With all that in mind, I wanted a stick-to-your-ribs breakfast so I made some oatmeal this morning but went a lil’ crazy and added some cocoa resulting in chocolate banana oatmeal. Yummy!
Into the pot went:
- 1/3 cup oatmeal
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/8 cup almond milk
- 1 t chia seeds
- 1 banana, half sliced and mixed in during cooking
- 1 t cocoa powder
- 1 T whey protein isolate
I cooked it all then added the rest of the banana, a couple of strawberries and some of my newly made greek yogurt. For a bit of sweetness I drizzled hazelnut flavour agave nectar on top.
I don’t always use protein powder in my oatmeal, but I knew I needed some extra staying power from my brekkie this morning and the protein usually does the trick. I’m going to pack some snacks to take with me just in case there aren’t any snacks I can eat.
And now a Lucy picture because I can’t stop taking photos of her.
A great use for a computer bag – a cat bed.