One of the joys of a vacation are memories made. Another is the inspiration to incorporate travel flavours into our home eating. The day after we returned from Tokyo, Inspired Younger Daughter decided we had to recreate The Yogurt Drink, a daily staple we picked up from one of the many Convenience Stores around the hotel.
The Convenience Store in Japan is an institution. It is nothing like the convenience stores of home, or even like any in Asia we’ve visited. The Japanese Convenience Store is a treasure house of good things to eat all day long, and we are not just talking about snacks. They have substantial prepared foods which they will heat up on request, and voila! you have breakfast, lunch & dinner.
The Convenience Store also stocks a plethora of drinks: from ice coffees to juices, and of course, The Yogurt Drink. We enjoyed quite a number of these fruity, yogurt delights and so, recreate them we must. I believe we can get it in the supermarkets here, but as always, they are rather costly, and I suspect, loaded with more sugar than I am comfortable with. So here is our adaption of a recipe from laurafuentes.com
- 1 cup (237g) milk (used skimmed milk)
- 1/4 cup (57g) yogurt (used high protein Greek yogurt)
- 1 Tbsp (15 ml) maple syrup or honey (used 10 ml of agave syrup)
- 1/3 cup (73g) chopped fruit (used fresh blueberries & blackberries)
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend at medium-low setting until smooth.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour prior to serving. If using frozen fruit, you can serve immediately.
Feature Photo: homemade blackberry & blueberry yogurt drink, sitting on a pretty tatted coaster made by Crafty Older Daughter.
This post is my contribution to Six-Word Saturday hosted by Debbie at TravelWithIntent