Homemade Yogurt Drink for School Lunches

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by on August 19, 2013


Homemade Yogurt Drink for School Lunches

My kids love those little bottles of yogurt drink, me- not so much.  They are expensive, and full of additives, articifial colors, flavors and who knows what.   I started experimenting and made my own,  and let me tell you something – you won’t find the awesome flavors that you can make in any store.  Fresh, healthy ingredients that will taste delicious! They really are simple to make and freeze well! You can make ½ dozen or so and pop em’ in the freezer, put a piece of masking tape on the top with the flavor, or leave it to chance. In no time you can make your own homemade yogurt drink – and create the flavors you and your family love!

making yogurt drink

Homemade Yogurt Drink

Homemade Yogurt Drink for School Lunches
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 2 tbsp. honey or agave nectar
  • Fruit Mixture (ideas listed below)
  1. In food processor or small chopper mix base with one of the following combinations until fruit is finely pureed-
  2. Strawberry- 5-6 Strawberries
  3. Chocolate Banana- 2 tsp. cocoa powder, 1 banana
  4. Peach- 1 peach , peeled
  5. Apple Cinnamon- 1 apple, 1 tsp. cinnamon ( to soften apple-microwave for 1 minute)
  6. There is no end to the combinations you can do, just experiment with different amounts of your favorite fruit, maybe strawberry kiwi? Cherry almond?


Is this barnyard lunch fun or what?  To contain my yogurt drinks I bought a 6 pack of juice from the dollar tree (you can dump them, it’ still worth the dollar for the 6) or let the kids drink them and consider that their junk for the day.   You can use water bottles, or small Sunny D bottles, anything with a screw top. Just make sure to clean and sanitize well between uses.  I simply made cow spots using a large sharpie.   I used a cute barnyard cookie cutter from a set like this one: Fox Run Farm Cookie Cutter Set to make a little horse PBJ.   To keep your sandwiches fresh, and keep piles of plastic out of the landfills how about these adorable, reusable snack bags.

A simple trail mix of anything you have on hand makes perfect chicken feed, we used; Cheerios, Craisins, and coconut.  Don’t you think those fluffy marshmallows look like a pile of sheep wool?  My favorite is the cute little chicken- my son adores hard boiled eggs but why not make them more fun.  I cut a small shallow slit where his eyes, beak and and comb go, and used tiny pieces of bell pepper, and black olive pushed in the holes to decorate him.

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  • Angela

    I never thought to make my own. Thanks for the recipe!

  • kathleen kennedy leon

    now that’s something we can try because I happen to have everything in the house already :)–glad you made it easy for people like me to follow along :)

  • Greta Brinkley

    This is a super cute lunch idea! Love the animal theme.

  • Icar@MyCharmedMom

    I’m sure I will also enjoy this since I love yogurt! Great lunchbox idea too!

  • Melanie S.

    We do yogurt drinks as snacks a lot around here, and I’ll definitely be sending them to school with the kids this year. Cute lunch!

  • You are very welcome!

  • You are welcome!

  • Thanks Greta!

  • We do, too – actually my kids love them any time of day – but having it in their lunch is just a special treat :)

  • Thanks!

  • AmyB

    Pinned it!!! Thanks so much! My kids always beg for them in the store, but they are so small & so expensive – they will love this! And I love the flavor suggestions!

  • Kimberley

    Thank you! I made ours with frozen blueberries, and it was sooo good. I also used just plain full fat yoghurt since I didn’t have any Greek on hand. Worked perfectly!

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