Monday, February 16, 2009

What did you have for Breakfast?

I was chatting with my friend Jennifer Eloff from Low-Carbing and General Health News this morning about things we eat for breakfast. I was telling her I'd had a wonderful cup of yogurt this morning for breakfast, and I decided it would be a good "recipe", more like technique than recipe, to share with you.
You can use either store bought plain yogurt or home made either one. What I happened to have was Dannon non-fat plain yogurt. I spooned 2 cups of yogurt into my strainer, which I had lined with a couple of plain old paper towels. You can use cheese cloth if you have it, but who doesn't have paper towel, right? Put the strainer over a bowl and let it hang out in the fridge over night. The next morning you will have a bowl full of whey and a strainer full of yogurt cheese. I've never found a use for the whey so I pour it down the drain. If you use it for something PLEASE, PLEASE drop me a comment and let me know what. I hate pouring it out, but I don't know what to do with it. Place the yogurt cheese in a bowl and it will keep for 2-3 weeks easy.
When you want yogurt, spoon a couple spoons of the cheese into your bowl, add a couple tbsp. of liquid to your bowl and mix. This morning I used a couple tbsp. heavy cream and several drops of Capella Graham Cracker drops, sweetened with a little sweetzfree and thoroughly enjoyed this thick, rich, creamy treat. Some days I add a little sugar free DaVinci syrup to thin, flavor and sweeten. Berries are wonderful in this and so is low carb granola.
This morning I sat back with a bowl of creamy graham cracker yogurt and a class of iced chai latte and totally enjoyed myself. What did you have for breakfast?


Anonymous said...

That sounds yummy! My husband strains the whey off his yogurt as well, but he does this so he can drink it. He downs it in one big gulp. He always tells me as I shudder how nutritious it is. *yuck*
I had a hazelnut coffee/chocolate protein shake for breakfast.
* I have been craving chai tea for days now, I just have to go to the store and buy some!

Oct said...

wow, yummy! That sounds great. :) Glad you are posting again, or at least I'm happy to see a post from you today. I hope all is going well with you. <3 ya Vikki!


Sounds tasty! Have you ever made yogurt? It is really easy and quite a $ saver. My kids love it!

Vikki said...

As a matter of fact I've been making it for years, I freeze yogurt in ice cube trays and then store in freezer bags so I always have starter on hand. I hadn't had a chance to make any and my sister picked some up for me and got the fat-free. I need to get some made this week.

I mixed some strawberry DaVinci's in with some of the thickened yogurt today for quick snack today Yummo!

Have a great week girl,

Vikki said...

Hey Donna did you ever get your chai tea? I just drank the last of mine, I'll either have to buy more tea bags or brew up my own.

He drinks it? Not sure I could do that even though my protein powder is whey.
Thanks girl,

Vikki said...

Oh Tracy,
Thank you so much that's so sweet. Now that mom is home I'm trying to get back to it on a regular basis.
Thanks again,

Anonymous said...

Hey Vikki, I got my chai tea the other day, in fact I got 2, one regular and one cocoa flavored! I am experimenting right now with making some chai flavored hood milk. I put 20 oz in a bottle and poked 4 tea bags in it to make chai flavored protein shakes. It came out pretty good, but on the weak side. I think next bottle I will do 20 oz hood milk & 6 or 8 tea bags.

Vikki said...

Hey Donna,
Do you heat the milk? I've never brewed in straight milk. But I loves me some hood milk.
What brand did you get, I never heard of chocolate chai, but it sure sounds yummy!
Have a great weekend,