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Drinkable Yogurt

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Many parents love to give the new drinkable yogurt snacks (like Yop, Danimals and YoBaby) to their babies and toddlers. They have lots of protein and are thin enough to work in most sippy cups. They can be a bit pricey, however, so here's a recipe you can use to make your own at home for a fraction of the cost.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen juice concentrate
  • 2 juice cans of water (about 24 ounces)
  • 2 cups plain yogurt

Preparation:

Blend all ingredients in blender until desired consistency is reached (thicker for toddlers if you like, thinner for babies).

Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container and shake well before serving.

Be sure to use juice concentrate that is 100 percent juice with no sugar added for the most nutritional benefit.

You can also use 1 1/2 cups of fresh fruit puree in place of the juice concentrate. This is great for making banana or other flavors that are typically not available as juice.

Remember, when giving to your baby, use fruits he's already tried successfully. Yogurt can be given to babies around 6 months of age. There are very few milk proteins in it and the lactose is already broken down. Be sure and consult your health care provider if you have a family history of food (especially dairy) allergies or if your baby has had problems in the past with new foods, however.

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Why the juice?, Member analeet

This is a great idea in theory, but I have been doing something similar for quite some time. I blend whole plain yogurt or Kefir with frozen, defrosted or fresh fruits. You can add a little water or whole milk if you need to thin it out. Sure, you have to strain it so it doesn't clog a sippy cup, but the whole fruit is still much healthier than juice. As for sweetness, a ripe banana always adds enough sweetness to make it tasty enough for little ones. I also add my son's liquid DHA supplement to this shake. Once your child is older, a spoonful of peanut butter can also be added for more protein and good fats.

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