When I had Jasper I started to pay a lot more attention to the list of ingredients in food. Yoghurt is something most mums never run low on because it's packed with calcium and fat which are great for little people to grow big and strong. Plus kids tend to love it. Jasper certainly does!
However, I'm saddened when I look at the ingredients for most yoghurts these days. Why they need to add sugar to a yoghurt that already contains naturally occurring fruit sugars is beyond me! And that's just the start of a long list of unnecessary ingredients. My motto? If you can't pronounce it, don't eat it!
Yeo Valley do actually do an organic yoghurt range called Little Yeos that have only natural fruit sugars in them and they're great for those days when even whizzing up some fruit and yoghurt is too much work, which lets face it, sometimes happens! But if you have a spare 30 seconds and don't mind washing up or throwing the blender in the dishwasher, this chia fruit yoghurt is SO easy and the chia seeds provide that extra dash of protein and omega 3 fatty acids which are so important for everyone's health, not just the littlens.
Chia Fruit Yoghurt
- 1 cup full fat plain yoghurt (I use Yeo Valley organic)
- 1 cup fruit (I often use peach, melon or strawberry, but you can use pretty much any fruit you like)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Pop everything into the blender, whiz up until the fruit has broken down and serve!
Yes it's really that simple! If your fruits are particularly juicy you can make this in advance and leave it to 'set' in the fridge for 3 mins to a few hours as the chia seeds will soak up the liquid and swell making it a thicker consistency.
Depending on how thick you like your yoghurt you can play around with the quantities, and of course different fruits will give you different outcomes.
Let me know in the comments what fruits you use!
I rarely buy fruit yoghurts anymore as Jasper and I both love this version and it gets polished off very quickly. I hope you're does too :)
Abi Manders is a mum, health coach, yoga teacher, business woman and complete and utter foodie. In a previous life Abi ran global corporate events, operated at a million miles an hour and used yoga to find balance in this crazy world we live in. Since having her little boy and studying with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, her journey has veered towards a healthier way of living. Abi believes we all have the power to heal ourselves, and that one step at a time we can make small changes to our diets and lifestyle that will have big effects on our health and happiness.