Surprising Benefits of Homemade Yogurt (Not What You Think)

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Compared to store-bought options, homemade yogurt offers surprising benefits that can revolutionize how you connect with food.

Think homemade yogurt requires a lot of work or a fancy yogurt maker?

 

The answer is no.

 

 

Making yogurt at home is easy and addictive. Once you experience the surprising benefits of homemade yogurt, you’ll never go back to store-bought yogurt again!

 

 

Customize Your Homemade Unique Blend

 

There are many ways to customize your homemade yogurt and make it truly your own!

 

 

Not only does making yogurt give you control over the ingredients, but it also offers a range of benefits that store-bought varieties can’t match.

 

 

From selecting the type of milk you prefer to choosing your favorite flavors and toppings, the possibilities are endless.

 

 

By customizing your homemade yogurt, you can create a delicious and nutritious snack or breakfast option that suits your taste buds and dietary preferences.

 

 

Craft Quality Yogurt Without Harmful Additives

 

Are you tired of store-bought yogurts filled with harmful chemicals and additives? Well, you can now craft your own high-quality homemade yogurt without unwanted extras!

 

 

Making yogurt at home gives you full control over the ingredients and ensures a wholesome final product.

 

 

By using fresh milk, live cultures, and natural sweeteners, you can craft a yogurt that is delicious and chemical-free.

 

 

Say goodbye to artificial flavors and preservatives, and say hello to a healthier and tastier yogurt experience.

 

image of homemade yogurt and peach, showcasing the wholesome health benefits of homemade yogurt
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Create a Deeper Connection with Your Food

 

Homemade yogurt is the perfect gateway to a deeper connection with what nourishes your body. It empowers you to make conscious decisions about the quality and ingredients of your food.

 

 

Imagine savoring each spoonful of creamy, homemade yogurt and feeling grateful for your carefully selected ingredients.

 

 

You become more conscious of your food source, choosing the freshest dairy or plant-based milk, and adding natural flavors to suit your palate.

 

 

As you delve into the world of homemade food, you’ll learn to recognize how food affects your body, mood, and energy. You’ll be more mindful of the nourishment your food provides, which leads to a greater sense of control and appreciation.

 

 

My Journey to Homemade Yogurt

 

 

Years ago, while in pharmacy school, I learned a simple homemade yogurt recipe from the book French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano.

 

 

In this book, Mireille talks about how yogurt is the French staple food. In addition to weight loss, yogurt brings many other health benefits. You can read more about her recipe and how the French incorporates yogurt into everyday life here.

French Women Don't Get Fat book front cover
French Women Don't Get Fat

Over the years, I forgot the homemade yogurt recipe. When I moved to Mexico, I discovered plain yogurt was expensive. Instead of paying for the same American brand at a higher price, I thought of the simple yogurt recipe.

 

One afternoon, I brought two liters of lactose-free 2% milk and a plain yogurt cup as a starter. My first batch came out beautifully.

 

It was creamy and light, with a hint of sweetness. No more added sugar, chemicals, or the tangy note from most commercial brands.

 

Now, I add my homemade yogurt to smoothies, dipping sauces, and even baked goods. It works!

 

There’s something magical about seeing milk turn into delicious yogurt. So satisfying.

 

Whenever I open the refrigerator, I check how many commercially manufactured food items I have, and consider how to make them better at home. 

 

Yes, handcrafting is empowering and addictive.

 

The benefits of homemade yogurt are right at your fingertips, waiting for you to embark on this delightful journey.

 

Join the growing community of food enthusiasts who are passionate about their health, nutrition, and the environment. It’s time to experience the incredible benefits of homemade yogurt and forge an intimate bond with the food you eat.

 

Start today and savor the transformative power of homemade goodness!

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Dr. Ivy Ge

Doctor of Pharmacy, author of The Art of Good Enough. She writes to inspire women to design their own fate. Her writings and interviews have been featured on MSNBC, Thrive Global, Working Mother magazine, Parentology, and The Times of India.

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