1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt of your choice (I used Fage® Total 2% Greek Yogurt )
2 TBSP Cherry Reduction (see recipe below)
1 TBSP plus 1 tsp Honey
1/4 cup Fresh Fruit (can be strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, bananas)
1/4 cup Granola (I used a gluten free brand)
1 32 oz bottle of Black Cherry Juice or Cherry Juice (or smaller bottle)
3/4 cup Fresh or Frozen Cherries (optional)
Depending on how much reduction you wish to make, you can use the entire bottle or just 2 cups. For the 32 oz bottle, I reduce it by half. So, for any amount you make always reduce it down by half. You do not want to boil this either or it will have a burned flavor to it. You are just trying to intensify the taste. If you are going to use just the two cups of juice and reduce it down to one cup, cut the cherries down to 1/4 cup.
For the 32 oz it takes just over 2 hours to reduce it down to 2 cups (16 oz).
To start: Pour the desired amount of juice into a sauce pan (heavier bottom is best but you can use a standard, just keep an eye on it). Add your cherries. You do not need to de-seed them as you will be straining at the end. Let them simmer on medium low until the liquid is reduced by half. Stir occasionally to make sure it is not sticking on the bottom.
Once reduced, push it through a sieve or cheese cloth to remove all pulp. Let it cool before use with the yogurt.
I have kept this sealed in a jar, in the refrigerator for up to one month.
In your cup, bowl or mason jar
Add 1 TBSP Honey
Add Cherry Reduction
Add Greek Yogurt
Add Granola on top
Add Fresh Fruit
Drizzle 1 tsp honey on top
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