Gone are the days of packed-with-sugar commercially produced yoghurts being our only option! The latest trend in health food, and taking America by storm, is ready-made veggie yoghurts.
These yoghurts are vibrantly coloured with an unexpected, utterly delicious flavour. Of course, they are packed with nutrients too.
The ready-made version isn’t available in South Africa yet, but we think it’s much more fun to make your own veggie yoghurts at home…
Here’s how to make your own vegetable yoghurts
1.To start, choose your veggie combination. We’ve found that root vegetables and squash are the most delicious options to use.
Our favourite flavours are carrot and ginger, beetroot, sweet potato and cinnamon, parsnip and honey and butternut sprinkled with toasted pumpkin seeds.
2. Begin by boiling a handful of peeled and chopped veg of your choice until tender.
3. Drain the veg and add to a blender with 45ml (3 tbsp) full-cream plain yoghurt.
4. Blend until smooth then swirl the puréed vegetable mixture into 125g (½ cup) full-cream plain yoghurt.
5. To serve, sprinkle with your desired spice, toasted seeds or nuts and a drizzle of honey (or any combination thereof)!
Recipe and styling by Claire Ferrandi
Assisted by Nomvuselelo Mncube
Photograph by Graeme Wyllie