A staple in this house for breakfast, brunch, or a quick after school snack. The name says it all. It can be made from any of your favorite ingredients and whatever kind of yogurt you like. I have found that Greek yogurt tends to be more luxurious & thick. But I also use soya, coconut, goats milk, etc depending on what’s in the fridge and whose eating it. Blitzing fruit, nuts, puree’s and seeds gives lovely color & textures. Its a great way to get nuts and fruit into kids. For this one in the picture, I used leftover Granola and homemade Chia Cherry Jam to get the contrast in sweet, crunch & cream. And also Kinder cards to jazz up the top on another version. Toppings such as bee pollen, chia seeds, cacao nibs, and dried banana are lovely. drizzled with honey/agave or maple syrup. This recipe is for 1 glass so just repeat depending on how many you need. Here is a link I did on the Bendy Fork Facebook page making it in case you are in any doubt. https://www.facebook.com/thebendy.fork.9/videos/vb.100034172901080/233468004468961/?type=2&video_source=user_video_tab\
- 1 150g tub of yogurt of choice.
- Granola Cereal with dried fruit & nuts (Crush bigger bits for small teeth!)
- 2 tbsp Jam/syrup/ puree of your choice. (I use Chia seed & cherry or strawberry fruit jam here)
- Topping options: Sprinkling of bee pollen, crushed nuts & cocoa nibs, wafters, seeds
- If using honey to sweeten natural yogurt. Just mix these together.
- Taking a nice glass, begin with two tablespoons (a good dollop) of yogurt. Now add two tablespoons of granola mix. Top with more yogurt. Then add your jam or puree.
- Repeat finishing with Yogurt on the top.
- Sprinkle with your chosen topping. Eat straight away or pop in the fridge for later. If storing overnight make sure to cover.
To make the Jam!
- If you would like to make the chia Jam.
- Take 400 grams of soft fruit. (Black cherries or strwaberries in this case).
- Pop them in a saucepan with a tablespoon of water and two tablespoons of sweet syrup (honey in my case).
- Simmer for a few minutes and mash the fruit with a fork or masher.
- Then add 4 tablespoons of chia seeds & 1 tablespoon of honey.
- Simmer for a couple of minutes & take off the heat to cool.
- Put in a sterilized airtight jar in the fridge when cool. It keeps for about a week and a half. Goes great with peanut butter on toast, ice cream, in smoothies you name it!