6 Home-Made Fresh Fruit Yoghurts To Swap With Store-Bought
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Health enthusiasts are always looking out for nutritious foods that they can incorporate into their diet. Especially the ones with a sweet tooth, have a hard time sacrificing the delectable desserts to minimise their sugar cravings. Moreover, a hearty meal is incomplete without the addition of sweets or delicious desserts at the end.   

One of the options to satisfy your sweet cravings is yoghurt. Commercial stores often provide you with heavy, sugar-laden yoghurts. However, for health-conscious people, it is something that needs to be avoided to cut down on extra-calorie intake. 

Yoghurt, as you know, is a nutrient-dense food made with fermented milk. It is an excellent source of probiotics that keep the gut healthy. You can thus switch to home-made fresh fruit yoghurts that offer a healthier alternative without sacrificing flavour or satisfaction.    

Here are some of the reasons why you should switch to fruit yoghurt instead of sugar-laden yoghurt:   

Sugar-free Delight 

Fruit yoghurts can be made without sugar and are thus a great choice for people suffering from diabetes or on a weight loss journey.   

Increased Nutritional Value 

Fruit yoghurts contain a potential nutritional profile that gets added from both fruits and yoghurt. For instance, yoghurt is probiotic, whereas fruits are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, calcium, etc.   

Avoid Spending Money Unnecessarily 

Instead of spending money unnecessarily at the store to buy pre-packed sugary yoghurt, it can be prepared easily at home. Since it is naturally creamy, it may not be necessary to add fat-rich cream or cheese to yoghurt, unlike other desserts.   

Eat At Any Time 

You can include fruit yoghurt in any meal of your diet, be it a breakfast meal, a midday or evening meal, or a dessert after dinner.   

The Six Types Of Fresh Fruit Yoghurt: 

There are different types of fruit yoghurt you can incorporate into your meal. Take a look at them:   

  • Strawberry Yoghurt   

You can try making this fruit yoghurt with ripe strawberries. Include it in the form of puree or chunks; this fruit yoghurt will provide you with a balance of sweetness and tanginess. Besides, strawberries add a nutritional boost to the yoghurt, as they are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, according to the Nutrition Journal in the article ‘The strawberry: composition, nutritional quality, and impact on human health’.  

  • Mango Yoghurt   

Transport yourself to tropical lands by experiencing fruit yoghurt made with mangoes. In each bite, you’ll experience a slice of ripe mango along with the creamy yoghurt. Mangoes are not only delicious but also rich in vitamins A and C, making them a nutritious addition to your diet. This fruit yoghurt provides a refreshing and satisfying treat.   

  • Blueberry Yoghurt   

Providing a burst of antioxidants in every bite, blueberry yoghurt will never disappoint you. Made with juicy blueberry pulp and yoghurt, it offers a vibrant purple colour to the sweet, tart fruit yoghurt.  Blueberries are known for their health benefits, including reducing cardiovascular risks, according to the article ‘Blueberries decrease cardiovascular risk factors in obese men and women with metabolic syndrome’ by the Journal Of Nutrition. Also, you can pair the blueberry yoghurt with granola or nuts for added crunch.   

  • Peach Yoghurt   

Sweet and juicy peaches are summer's favourite and when added to creamy yoghurt, they provide a delightful combination. Peaches are known for their natural sweetness and their velvety texture provides a refreshing twist to traditional yoghurt. Peaches are loaded with vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A and potassium and have loads of health benefits. With each bite, you’ll experience a combination of the sweet taste of peach and the tangy taste of yoghurt.   

  • Raspberry Yoghurt   

Creating a marriage of flavours and contrast, tangy raspberries pair perfectly with creamy yoghurt.  Whether you’re mixing them with yoghurt or serving them as a topping, raspberries provide a burst of tartness in every spoonful. Rasberries are rich in antioxidants and fibre and aid in digestion and overall health. It is the perfect option for health-conscious people.   

  • Pineapple Coconut Yoghurt   

Enjoy tropical flavour with pineapple coconut yoghurt. This fruit yoghurt provides a refreshing and exotic treat compared to regular yoghurt. The sweet and tropical flavour of pineapple pairs beautifully with the creamy richness of coconut yoghurt. Pineapple is loaded with vitamin C, whereas coconut provides healthy fats and electrolytes, making this yoghurt delicious and nutritious one.