This little snack is something fixed up by the Head Trollop, who eats it most days at work as a morning treat. It’s a mix of fruit, yogurt, and nuts, which means that there’s lots of variety to work with. We make it with peaches and almonds, but if you prefer something else, just substitute. It’s a Caveman Snack of Deliciousness, because we’re pretty sure that a caveman would recognize it as food – yep, we’re sure. We asked Bob.
STEP 1: Baby Food
Start by making a fruit puree. Get a bag of frozen fruit that you like (12-16 oz) and dump it in a pot. Add a couple tablespoons of water, and cook until the fruit defrosts. Pour the cooked fruit into a blender, and run the blender for a few seconds. Presto! Fruit puree. You should get something that’s about the consistency of applesauce, and this amount of puree will last you about five days. Store it in the refrigerator and it will stay fresh just fine.
STEP 2: Morning Prep
1 cup of plain yogurt
¼ cup of the fruit puree
A tiny bit of sugar or honey (if desired)
A tiny bit of vanilla (if desired)
Essentially, you’re making your own fruit-flavored yogurt. We recommend starting with plain yogurt, not flavored, so that you can make it to your own taste. Even vanilla yogurt has tons of extra sugar and flavorings in it. Fruit has plenty of sugar naturally. Taste your mixture before you start adding to it.
Once this is all mixed together, add:
Sliced fruit of your choice: strawberries or bananas are easy and tasty
A handful of nuts of your choice
There is no step 3. You’re done. Put the lid on your container and go to work.
WHY THIS SNACK ROCKS:
-A cup of plain yogurt delivers half the calcium you need for a day.
-The protein in the yogurt and the healthy fats in the nuts will keep you feeling full.
-Very little processing goes into any of the ingredients. You know exactly what you’re eating and how much.
-Yogurt (with active cultures) is good for digestion, especially if you’re on antibiotics.
-Fiber from whole fruits is also good for digestion.
-Depending on the fruit you use, you’re getting lots of vitamins and minerals in one small container.
A NOTE ON YOGURT:
The idea behind creating this recipe was to get it as basic as possible, with the ingredients being either raw or minimally processed. Low-fat and non-fat yogurts are heavily processed and usually have extra sugar or flavoring added to them in order to make them taste better. Our ideal yogurt is full-fat and has live cultures, with no sugar or flavoring added.