I made my DIY “Go Gurt” using my Ninja Blender System. Any blender will work, but I find that the Ninja is exceptional at blending fruit, especially frozen fruit.
For several years now, I have been very mindful about how much sugar is in store-bought yogurt. I usually skip the yogurt section all together. Some of those “healthy” yogurt flavors have 20 grams of sugar in just a little container! ( Don’t even get me started on the yogurt with all the artificial sweeteners! )
Still, I sometimes stop by the yogurt section at the store and glance at the nutrition labels on the kids yogurt products. Besides a few of the products in the organic department, I can’t justify buying the ” kids” yogurt products with sugar, and artificial dyes or ingredients.
But Sometimes, when my older son and I are having a lunch date at Panara, I will let him get the yogurt in the pouches. and he LOVES THEM! Thinks they are the greatest ever!
Seriously, Gross! How do these companies get away with marketing this to kids? Today, I purchased just a tub of plain yogurt, and made ” Homemade Go GURT” with just fruit and a small amount of coconut sugar.
It was Easy, a fun activity and is SO MUCH HEALTHIER! I have the Ninja Blender and Food Processor. and I truly love it! My favorite feature is this little single serve blender cup for when you want to just blend a little bit at a time. I think I use this little single serve blender more than the large blender.
Look at this beautiful blueberry color? THIS is something I can feel good about feeding my kids!
A few notes about ” Homemade Go Gurt”
1) I used ” Plain” Yogurt instead of Greek Yogurt. I was a little worried that the Greek Yogurt wouldn’t “funnel” into the plastic bags as easy
2) These little plastic bags are Zipzicle Ice Pop Molds, Clear, 12-Pack” Zipzicles” You can buy them on Zipzicle Ice Pop Molds, Clear, 12-PackAmazon, like I did . You don’t need to have these. You can also use these rFoodWorks – Silicone Ice Pop Maker Molds / Popsicle Molds – Set of 6eusable containers OR just put them in baby food jars.
3) I added just a tad of ” Coconut sugar” to sweeten this yogurt. You can sweeten this yogurt with bananas, honey, or even just a spoonful of sugar. ( adding just a bit of sugar is still so much better than the amount of sugar in the store-bought)
This won over E with flying colors!