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Easy Home Made Yogurt Recipe

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Researchers at Harvard University conducted a study in which they tracked the weight and eating habits of 120,877 adults over a 20-year period. They found that study participants who increased their consumption of yogurt tended to lose weight, while those who decreased their consumption of yogurt tended to gain weight. Although the reason for yogurt’s association with weight loss is not entirely clear, it is likely that people who increase their yogurt consumption use yogurt to replace higher-calorie foods or foods that are less satisfying. Read more about the diet and weight loss study on Harvard’s website.

You can make rich low-fat yogurt yourself. It’s really quite simple. Try the recipe below.

Easy Home Made Yogurt Recipe

This recipe has five short steps:

  1. Stir ¾ cup non-fat dry milk into 2 quarts 1% milk.
  2. Heat it to 180°F.
  3. Let it cool to 120°F.
  4. Stir ¼ cup plain low-fat yogurt into the milk as a starter.
  5. Keep the milk warm for at least 3 hours.

It’s probably easiest to heat the milk in a double boiler or in a glass bowl in a microwave. If you prefer, you can heat the milk in a heavy pan over medium heat, but you will need to stir it constantly to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Any brand of plain yogurt should work for the starter as long as it has “live, active cultures” in the list of ingredients. Use a container of yogurt that hasn’t been previously opened, and check its expiration date. Also make sure that anything that touches the cooled milk or yogurt starter has been freshly washed so as not to introduce foreign bacteria or enzymes that might interfere with the yogurt-making process.

To keep the milk warm (Step 5), put it in a container with a lid and place it in a picnic cooler. Add hot tap water (110-120°) to the cooler to surround the milk and help keep it warm. To become yogurt, the milk must stay above 100° for about 3 hours. The longer it’s kept warm, the tangier and firmer the yogurt will be.

When the yogurt is done, you may see whey, a yellowish liquid, separating out. That’s normal for yogurt that doesn’t have added stabilizers.

Save ¼ cup of the newly made yogurt to use as a starter for the next batch. For best results, use the starter within a couple of weeks. If you don’t like the texture of your first batch of yogurt, try it again using a different brand of yogurt as a starter.

Makes about 12 servings.

Relevance to Natural Weight Loss:

Weight Loss Tip: Eat lots of yogurt. Make your own to save money and avoid the added ingredients in commercial yogurt.

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2 comments

1 Megha Sarin { 10.30.11 at 11:53 am }

Nice. I will try this out

2 Megha Sarin { 10.30.11 at 11:54 am }

Yoghurt is the best form of dairy. Lactose is converted into lactic acid.

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