I apologize if you happen to drool while looking at these photos, because I think I did a little too. This yogurt is so good, I sometimes make this for my husband and I for dessert. It’s a good example of a marriage of flavors and perfect balance. The lavender is so fragrant and aromatic along with the vanilla, the yogurt is tangy, the toasted almonds are crunchy and a little smoky, and the berries are both sweet and tart. YUM! You will notice this recipe calls for plain yogurt. I always buy plain yogurt so I can sweeten it to my liking, and also have it available to be used for savory dishes. You could start with a sweetened flavored yogurt if you like, but I just don’t find that they taste very good. Here’s how to make yourself a healthy and delicious breakfast, snack, or dessert of yogurt:
1½ cups plain yogurt
3 tbsp lavender honey*
¼ tsp vanilla extract
6 oz package blackberries
10 strawberries (or as many as you want)
½ cup toasted almonds
Stir the lavender honey and vanilla extract into the yogurt until blended and smooth. Taste it. Does it have the right sweetness for you? If not, either add more honey, or drizzle some on top with the berries.
Slice up the strawberries, and place those and the blackberries in a bowl. Pour over the lavender honey yogurt:
Top with the toasted almonds, and drizzle a little more honey on top. Easy or what? And soooooo gooooooood!!! Thanks for reading!
*I already had lavender honey as a gift from my friend Jess, but is is SUPER easy to make your own. All you do is infuse some lavender into the honey, and there are two ways I can see it being done. Option 1, you can use one of those loose tea ball cages, put the lavender in there, and simmer the honey with the caged lavender to your desired strength. The amount of lavender to honey depends on the strength of your lavender (fresh vs. dried), so the best thing to do is constantly taste. If you don’t have one of those loose tea balls (they’re like $1 so you should consider getting one), you could also strain the loose lavender out of the honey with a fine mesh sieve or some cheesecloth. Either way, fairly easy to do. I’ll post a more specific recipe in the near future.