Recently I have been experimenting with making my own soy and oat yogurt.
Homemade soy yogurt couldn’t be easier. Basically pour an entire carton of soy milk into a glass container with a lid, mix in 4 T of store bought soy yogurt, put the lid on and place in a preheated oven overnight! (preheat to 350 F for about 10 minutes, then turn off)
I also made oat yogurt. The oat yogurt is not your typical yogurt. It is more like a cultured oat porridge, because it is not strained. The end product is a nice creamy consistency and is great to use in recipes! For people who have trouble digesting oats or any grains, fermenting them helps to break them down. This yogurt can also be used as a breakfast cereal. It takes a few days to make, but once started, it doesn’t need much attention.
First soak whole oat groats in water overnight.
Then blend the oats with the soaking water until smooth and pour into a bowl. Cover and leave in a warm spot for three days.
Stir it once or twice a day. The top of the yogurt will form a “crust,” just stir it into the mixture.
Look out for my next post. I will be posting some recipes to make with your yogurt!
I made up an awesome leg/glute routine at home that I wanted to share! It is a great home workout, because you don’t need much equipment and it can be done in about 20 minutes. The trick is to really push yourself for those 20 minutes. Try not to take any breaks between exercises and remind yourself “this is only for 20 minutes.” The sequence is perfect, because between the rigerous jumping exercises, there is a floor exercise, so you can catch your breath and give those muscles a rest. Please let me know if you try it!
14 jumping lunges
100 bridge pulses
20 low squats
20 lunge kicks on each side
20 leg lifts in downward dog (resting on your elbows instead of hands)
15 jump squats
20 low side shuffles each way, with stretchy band around ankles
I completed this routine 3 times!
I hope these descriptions are clear enough!