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crohnskitten
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   Posted 6/13/2010 1:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm trying to get into the yogurt part of the SCD but while making it is fun times, I never really seem to want to eat it. I had bought some frozen strawberries and they were great added to it! Then I realized they were sweetened. The plain ol' strawberries weren't nearly as good (surprise, surprise). It left the yogurt still tasting too sour for my preferences. I've never used honey before so I'm oddly nervous about experimenting with it in case I don't care for it. I have strong inhibitions about wasting food I think.

So, SCD'ers, what do you add to yogurt to give it some zing? Ratio's to try would be good too. I'm picky about bananas but pretty much anything else I would give a try. Thanks!

spookyh
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   Posted 6/13/2010 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I just add honey. Initially I added 1 tbsp per cup, but now just add 1/2 tbsp. Honey comes in many different varieties, so if you don't like one, try another. I like almost all honey, but am a big fan of pecan honey.

How long have you been SCD? If you're very new, it will take just a bit for your taste buds to adjust back to "normal," meaning that all your foods aren't made unnaturally sweet with sugar and corn syrup. Once that happens, plain strawberries will taste fantastic to you!

Maybe you could add a little juice to the yogurt. Welch's 100% grape juice is legal, and very very sweet. I have a major sweet tooth, but still have to dilute it with water by half.

Oh, and you can try dripping the yogurt (scroll halfway down at this site to find out about it http://scdkatfood.blogspot.com/2008/04/scd-yogurt-tips.html ). That gets rid of most of the liquid, which is the sour/tart stuff. Or make your yogurt with half & half. That makes a very rich, thick, and not very tart yogurt.

Hope one of these ideas helps you out!
35 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR
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EMom
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   Posted 6/13/2010 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
We like the yogurt made with half and half too! It makes it naturally less tart. Like spookyhurst, we add honey. We also put in a bit of legal vanilla. Mmmmm....mmmm...mmmm...

I suggest purchasing the smallest container of honey that you can and give it a try! Our local health food store has honey for sale in bulk (I take my own jars to fill), so I could literally purchase a single tablespoon if I wanted to (though they would look at me like I had three heads!). So perhaps you have something like that available, too, so you're not wasting much if you end up not liking it.

Have you tried putting it in a blender to make a smoothie? We add a little legal juice--usually o.j.--and bananas and honey. That's how my son likes it best.

Do you like cantalope? We chunk the cantalope, add a pinch of salt, then top it off with un-sweetened yogurt. This is awesome!

Best of luck! smilewinkgrin
Mom to 18 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium, vit. D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too. Med-free.

Threads discussing diet:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=984588
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=1533705
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&p=1&m=1262312


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 6/13/2010 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I use extracts. You could try real vanilla (not imitation), lemon, almond, or cinnamon, green tea powder... You could also add fresh or dehydrated fruit. I add the extracts before fermenting. I usually add fruit after but I believe you could add it first as well. I don't like using prepared fruits, they sometimes contain extra ingredients. I do not eat SCD friendly, I did for a while but it did not alleviate my symptoms.
March 07: DIagnosed with Mild Proctitis - Canasa as needed.
August 08 - December 08: FLARE & Anemic - Started Asacol!!
January 09 - December 09: REMISSION!! Asacol (9) + Canasa 1g AM/PM
December 09 - January 10: FLARE!! Asacol + Prednisone + Canasa
February 10 - April 10: Colazal + Prednisone + Canasa
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notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 6/13/2010 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh another thing, I find that the yogurts that require heat to culture make less tart, thicker yogurts. The greek and Bulgarian are my favorites. The others ones that culture at room temp are thinner and more tart in my opinion. Using heavy cream for half and while milk makes tasiter yogurt. Longer fermentation times makes tarter yogurt but SCD calls for a long ferment. I don't like to ferment too long, then it turns too curdy and tastes like a cheese and whey.
March 07: DIagnosed with Mild Proctitis - Canasa as needed.
August 08 - December 08: FLARE & Anemic - Started Asacol!!
January 09 - December 09: REMISSION!! Asacol (9) + Canasa 1g AM/PM
December 09 - January 10: FLARE!! Asacol + Prednisone + Canasa
February 10 - April 10: Colazal + Prednisone + Canasa
May 10 - June 10: Lialda + Cort Enema + Prednisone
Current: Mild / Moderate Active Pancolitis: Prednisone, 6mp, Canasa, klonopin


Laughing Willow
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   Posted 6/14/2010 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I can also attest to how great the yogurt comes out when making it with half and half. When I first started making SCD yogurt, I used organic whole milk. I could barely stomach the stuff because it was so tart and runny. It depressed me because it made me think I wouldn't be able to give the SCD a real shot.

The first time I made it with half and half, I couldn't believe the difference in taste. It's almost like really thick whip cream. I sweeten with a little bit of honey and some flax oil for extra calories.

newfoundsun
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   Posted 6/14/2010 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
My favorite has always been adding frozen blueberries to my yogurt, which I can handle just fine.  I would usually add about 1/3-1/2 cup of blueberries to a cup of yogurt.  And if I need added sweetness, I'd drizzle a little honey on top.  :)
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DaveF
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   Posted 6/15/2010 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I cook apples with honey and cinnomon, cut a pineapple and freeze the pieces, peel a banana and freeze. I take the SCD yogurt add the frozen pieces on top and eat it. My wife and kids go to their yogurt place and put cookies and chocolate syrup on their yogurt. For me, what I make is better. Right now I am eating it for breakfast and many dinners. Be careful of this one, you might get addicted like me...lol
I have not done it yet, but I am going to take the mix add a couple of ice cubes and throw it in the blender and make a smoothy. I be tthat will be great too.
Take care
David

Symptoms since I was 15 (now 50), 2 “definitive” IBS diagnoses but no treatment except “eat more broccoli, you are not getting enough roughage"..lol, CD in small bowel diagnoses with Pill Cam 06/2010, Kapidex 60mg, Prednisone starting at 40 mg (moving to 30 soon YEA!!), Pentasa 4,000 mg, Amitripyline 10 mg, SCD, Freeda  - Multi Vitamin  & 2000 UI D3,  Melatonin 9mg


tsitodawg
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   Posted 6/15/2010 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not on the SCD diet so please forgive me for not knowing what is legal or not. On the other hand I have a wife with a bachelor's degree in health and nutrition and both of us took college nutrition classes that taught us about making healthier yogurt. It was amazing how much sugar is used in many of the story bought ones and my professor was a huge advocate of a more natural sweetener. She taught us how to use frutose as a sugar substitute. We have also used honey, lime, and lemon juice. I am also on a granola kick which I know some people can't handle but it has been ok with me.

EMom
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   Posted 6/15/2010 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Just an fyi, fructose is illegal on the SCD. Elaine claimed it has a mixture of trisaccharides in it and therefore was not a true monosaccharide, as some information puts forth.

cupcakespinkgal
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   Posted 6/15/2010 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I either make mine in a smoothie which makes it tolerable or do my own frozen strawberries. I buy my berries fresh, wash and slice them and then freeze about a weeks worth in a freezer bag. When I let them thaw in the fridge they make a lot of extra juice without any added sugar, then I pour some of the juice and berries in and mix it up. I love it!
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 1998, father has UC we were diagnosed at the same age.

Currently on Prednisone, Sulfasalzine, Probiotic, Flax Oil, Calcium, Magnesium, D3. Just stopped Humira in May after 9 months.

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*Phoebe*
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   Posted 6/16/2010 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
My absolute FAVORITE way to eat my SCD yoghurt is to make the yoghurt, then mix in powdered gelatine and set it in small ramekins. You can add anything to the yoghurt/gelatine mixture. I like to add in sweetener and vanilla bean – it makes this delicious vanilla bean pudding-type dessert!! You could probably also put in berries and gelatine and sweetener to make a delicious pudding-like snack!

tsitodawg
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   Posted 6/17/2010 1:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry about suggesting something that is against the rules, I did not know.
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