I’ll be honest with you, I’m not perfect, I’m sometimes not even an 80/20 paleo person. I will cave and eat some totally paleo-illegal foods. I don’t have allergies or severe effects from most foods, this is a choice that my family has made without being forced into due to medical reasons.
That said, dairy is my kryptonite. I love me some good cheese, ice cream, and sour cream, but does that mean I should eat it? Nope. Do I eat it on occasion? Yup. Do I regret it? Always. It is not fun stuff, so when I do splurge, I try to do so in small quantities which isn’t so terrible for me.
But every now and then, I crave some food from my past (read: pre-paleo days) that I no longer can eat. Yogurt is one of those things. I can (and do) make dairy-free ice cream at home, I can make ghee and still enjoy that buttery flavor, but yogurt is another story. I don’t want to spend a small fortune on probiotics and have to wait 2 days to make the darn stuff myself. I also don’t want to eat the dairy-free stuff from the store because they have all sorts of unnecessary ingredients like preservatives, gums, and carrageenan. Gross.
So one day, after a particularly grueling workout (Filthy Fifty anybody?), I was craving a strawberry milkshake (didn’t help that we drive right by McD’s on the way home from the gym). So naturally, I attempted to make one on the fly when we got home. Turns out, my on-the-fly version of a milkshake was awfully close to yogurt instead. With a few tweaks, I had myself a pretty good instant whipped yogurt. Color me thrilled!
You could even change it up with different frozen fruits and make any flavor of yogurt you want. I keep meaning to do that, but strawberries are pretty much the standard in my freezer right now, but when I branch out, I’m making more yogurt flavors, for sure.