How to make blueberry yogurt when you have no blueberries! Stock up your food storage pantry with a super food to make delicious treats, even when it’s not blueberry season!
Summer’s come and gone, and all the blueberries have been eaten. We didn’t go to the blueberry farm this year, so we’ve eaten through all my frozen stock, plus what I dehydrated at the end of the year.
Woe is me.
I’ve been hankering for some blueberry yogurt lately, and thought I’d try a new product I received from Peak Seaons not long ago. You remember, I told you about them when I made this awesome Nutty Pumpkin Granola.
ETA – Peak Seasons is no longer in business, but I did find a great replacement when we had to order the next time: Blueberry Powder
How to Make Blueberry Yogurt Without the “Blueberries”
- 6 oz yogurt
- Drizzle of honey
- 1/2 tsp. Blueberry Powder
- Mix well.
This really was a fabulous treat. It was blueberry tasting without the grit. I’m not a fan of lumps in my yogurt :D It was so easy to mix up a quick treat for the afternoon for all of us. This yogurt could also easily be added to a blueberry banana smoothie for a great breakfast treat!
We used whole milk greek yogurt that I buy in large tubs, and can then alter each serving for whomever is having it. This has quickly become the family favorite! Soon, I’ll share how to make your own yogurt in your dehydrator! However, if you’d like to take the food storage one step further, lean how to make yogurt from your dried milk.
Then think of what else you can do with it when you don’t have any blueberries!
- Blueberry Banana Smoothies
- Blueberry muffins
- Mock Pixie Sticks -mix with a little sugar, put in a straw and let the kids go to town for a more healthy treat!
After having dehydrated my fair share of blueberries , this is how I will opt to store this dried powder variety from now on. This stuff tastes amazing, saves me tons of time in front of a dehydrator trying to figure out which little blue blob is fully dehydrated and which one needs more time. And man..no more poking holes! (Angela at Food Storage and Survival has an awesome trick – blanch them! – see how here)
Dried Blueberries – Nature’s True Blue Fruit
As one of nature’s pure blue foods, blueberries are a well-known source of pigments and related natural compounds. In addition to the Nutrition Facts shown in the accompanying table, blueberries:
- Offer polyphenols including anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins and reservatrol
- Contain fiber which contributes to gastrointestinal health.
- Preliminary research indicates blueberries positively effect memory, inflammation. mechanisms and cardiovascular health.
Blueberries add a pop of pure blue to any health and wellness recipe. Blueberries are a popular fruit than can be incorporated into a variety of consumer products for added color and flavor.
Next time…carrot cake muffins with dehydrated, shredded carrots without staining everything in the kitchen!
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