Four ingredients are all you need to make this strawberry yogurt that contains much less sugar than the store-bought versions. It’s a great healthy breakfast or snack option for the whole family, including babies and toddlers!
My son used to love plain yogurt, but now that he's 5 years old he constantly asks for more "fun" yogurt. What he's really asking for is sweet-flavored yogurt.
And while there are endless blended yogurt options at the grocery store, they contain high amounts of added sugars. That's why I like to purchase plain yogurt and sweeten it myself.
It requires minimal effort to make this strawberry yogurt without any added sugar, and your kids will love it!
I am highlighting just the ones that need further explanation. The complete list is in the recipe card below.
- Yogurt - I recommend using whole milk Greek yogurt (4% or 5%) especially for young kids. They need all the fat they can get to support that rapid brain development. You can also use plain yogurt. The only difference is the thickness. Feel free to swap with any dairy-free alternative, if needed.
- Strawberries - you can use either fresh or frozen strawberries. Most definitely use fresh when in season for best flavor.
- Lemon juice and zest - will help enhance the flavor of the strawberries.
- Add strawberries and lemon juice to blender. If using fresh, be sure to remove the stems. If using frozen, wait at least 20 minutes so they thaw enough to be blended.
- Blend until smooth.
- In a large bowl, add the yogurt and strawberries. Stir with a spoon until well combined.
- Taste and add some honey or maple syrup if it's too tart.
Tips for Success
I most definitely recommend using fresh strawberries when in season for best flavor. But Frozen strawberries will work as well. You can also use strawberry jam!
The flavor of strawberries can vary greatly based on their ripeness, variety, and how they're grown.
If it's too tart, you may need to add some honey or maple syrup. I suggest starting with 2 teaspoons and adding more as needed. If you want to avoid added sugar (which is recommended for kids under 2), try adding some applesauce or date syrup.
You can also cook the strawberries, after blending, for about 10 minutes to mellow out the acidity.
Serving Suggestions (Yogurt Toppings)
Sure, you can enjoy as is. But I believe a huge part of the yogurt experience is the toppings. Here are some ideas:
- Fresh fruit
- Dried fruit
- Seeds (hemp, flax, chia)
- Chocolate chips
- Yogurt melts - The texture is similar to freeze-dried fruit and made with real fruit, beets or carrots, and yogurt. Use the code MIN5 for $5 off your order.
- Coconut flakes
- Peanut butter (or nut/seed butter)
I like to store ½ cup portions in small airtight containers. That way I can easily grab one from the refrigerator in the morning along with various toppings.
It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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Homemade Strawberry Yogurt
- 2 cups Plain yogurt (460g)
- 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries (about 160g)
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
- 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional)
- Add strawberries to a blender and blend until smooth. If using frozen strawberries, let it thaw for 10-15 minutes before blending. Add a splash of water if needed.
- In a large bowl, add the yogurt, strawberries, lemon juice, vanilla, and lemon zest if using. Stir with a spoon until well combined. Taste and add some honey or maple syrup if it's too tart.