Breakfast: smoothie (frozen banana, strawberries, collard greens, almond milk, chia seeds, Vega protein powder)
apple just before a workout
L: made a huge batch of cranberry compote with chopped apple, orange, turbinado sugar, cranberries, and spices (cinnamon, ginger) and had some over more collard greens and red leaf lettuce; almond milk; a little of the carrot white bean curry soup I made for lunches for the week
D: crockpot 13 bean soup with carrots, potatoes, onion, green beans, and seasonings (sage, garlic powder, thyme, oregano); slice of freshly made homemade whole wheat bread; almond milk
I experimented and made homemade soy yogurt with organic soymilk (no other ingredients in the soy milk just water and soybeans) and it was a partial success. I wanted a sourish nonsweetened creamy nondairy yogurt. Since my oven was being employed most of the day to make bread and other stuff, I put the mixture in a glass jar, wrapped it in a blanket, put the jar in a pot, and placed it over an enclosed heater vent area in my kitchen to keep it warm. After eight hours however, it still didn't thicken at all. My thermometer only reached 80 F when I put it in the yogurt so it had not gotten warm enough. I finally put it in the oven and turned it on the warm setting (it was already warm from making bread) and after another six hours viola it worked! I used agar flakes to thicken the soymilk before adding the vegan yogurt starter/probiotics, and I preheated the soymilk and let it cool to 100 F before adding the starter. Once in the refrigerator it thickened a lot but it has a weird bubbly like texture. When I stir it (some water settles at the bottom) it loses some of the creaminess and becomes a little more liquidy, but the taste is very similar to unsweetened Greek yogurt. So I say it was a partial success. I had some of it this morning with barley flakes and blueberries and OMG it was heaven on earth!!!!
Also, I used 1 and 1/2 packets of starter instead of just one, and more agar than the recipe called for.
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