I wish I had a fun intro for y’all today, but I just don’t. Perhaps a song instead?
Beans beans the musical fruit…….😌🎶
No? Okay. I’m tone deaf, no offense taken. I’ll just talk to you about beans instead. I’ll keep the singing to my cat, and the shower, and to annoy my husband with.
But I really do love beans. Right now I’m on a northern white bean kick. They can be made into anything! Like yogurt, for starters.
All you need to make creamy sweet/tangy fruity vegan yogurt is right here in this photo. And since y’all are intelligent humans, I don’t need to tell you which ingredients provide the respective qualities.
Just know that the results are awesome. The kind of results that have you going, “just one more bite. Just one more spoonful….” until you look down and the bowl is empty.
One thing that is not shown in the photo is a mesh sieve. If you want your yogurt to be smooth, you must strain it through a sieve after processing in in your blender. This will keep the lumpy bean skins from spoiling the silky yogurt texture. Sieves, even good ones, are not all that expensive. Mine broke recently, the mesh separating from the hoop, and I got a new one at the Kroger for five bucks. It’s a sturdy little thing too.
You can use any frozen fruit you like, but as you can see, I chose blueberries, cherries, and mangoes. I like using frozen fruit because the defrosting process releases all these juices that help the blender move easier. Also, I always have a butt ton of frozen fruit on hand because smoothies and so forth.
The mango came out the thickest. The blueberry and cherry yogurts were a bit thin at first — sort of like those slurpable tube yogurts marketed to children — but when chilled for a few hours, they will firm up. Of course, you’re more then welcome to dive right in and NOT wait, if it suits you. I’m not here to tell you what to do.
Except that I kind of am. Make. This. Yogurt. 😘
this recipe is for a single batch of single-fruit yogurt. To make multiple flavors, you will need to make multiple batches.
- 1 can of great northern beans, well rinsed and drained
- 1 1/2 cups of frozen fruit, thawed in the microwave for about 90 seconds
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender until an even consistency is reached.
- Strain mixture into a mesh sieve, using a spoon or spatula to press it through. Discard and lumpy skin solids that remain in the sieve.