This blueberry yogurt is not only delicious but it is also a great source of protein and calcium for kids and lower in sugar than most yogurts targeted to kids.
Reasons to Love Blueberry Yogurt
- HEALTHY SNACK: Yogurt is a great source of protein, carbohydrates, and fats. It is a good source of calcium for bone development and contains vitamin A, B-vitamins, zinc and potassium
- NATURALLY SWEETENED: Many yogurts targeted to children contain a lot of added sugar. Making your own allows you to control and adjust the sweetness levels.
- EASY: Heat blueberries with vanilla and lemon until a compote consistency and then stir through the yogurt. Simple.
Ingredient Information & Alternatives
- Greek Yogurt: This recipe uses Greek yogurt but any natural yogurt will work. Under twos should have full fat yogurt as babies need a lots of fat at this age to support cell structure, metabolism, brain, gut, immune, and nervous system development
- Blueberries: I’ve used fresh but you can substitute with frozen.
- Vanilla Extract: Optional, added for flavour and provides sweetness.
- Lemon Juice: For flavour, can be skipped.
- Optional Sweetener: If your kids are used to flavoured yogurt then they may find this a little sour and need a bit more sweetness. You could try adding a little honey or maple syrup to start with and each time you serve it, reduce the amount of chosen sweetener until they are happy to eat it without. (Do not add honey is under one, sweeteners not reccomended for under 2s)
Process Shots & Cooking Tips
This blueberry yogurt is very simple to make and has only two steps
- HEAT BLUEBERRIES: Add the blueberries, vanilla and lemon juice to a small pot and heat over medium-low. Crush the blueberries as they heat until it is like a fruit compote.
- COMBINE: Stir th blueberry mixture through the yogurt or, alternatively, serve spoonfuls on top of yogurt and let the kids stir their own.
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- 1 ¼ Cup (310g) Greek Yogurt
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
- ½ Cup (85g) Blueberries
- Add the blueberries, vanilla and lemon juice to a small pot and heat over medium-low. Crush the blueberries as they heat until a compote consistency.
- Stir 2/3rds of the blueberry mixture through the yogurt and stir until combined.
- Top with the remaining blueberry mixture.