The Confident Eater

Yoghurt drink

Yoghurt drink, Judith Yeabsley|Fussy Eating NZ, #YoghurtDrink, #YoghurtDrinkForFussyEaters, # YoghurtDrinkForPickyEaters, #JudithYeabsley|Fussy Eating NZ, #TheConfidentEater, #Wellington, #NZ, #HelpForPickyEaters, #HelpForPickyEating, #FoodForPickyEaters, #HelpForFussyEating, #HelpForFussyEaters, #FussyEater, #FussyEating, #PickyEater, #PickyEating, #SupportForPickyEaters, #CreatingConfidentEaters, #WinnerWinnerIEatDinner, #FixFussyEatingNZ, #FunFoodsForPickyEaters, #FunFoodsForFussyEaters

Yoghurt drink

I believe this ticks a lot of boxes for fussy eaters, bear with me!

1. Drinking is often easier for children who struggle with eating than food.

2. Yoghurt is a good source of protein.

3. Yoghurt is beneficial for gut health (particularly the good quality ones).

4. It’s like having a pouch, but without the pouch 😉

5. You can add fruit.

6. It’s super flexible so you can cater to your child’s tastes.

Recipe – Yoghurt drink

¾ cup yoghurt (use your child’s favourite)
¼ cup milk (can use any type)
½ cup fruit (I used tinned, so it was soft and blended well. Frozen and defrosted would also work). Bear in mind that fruit will add some texture so this could be a challenge for some children. Dehydrated fruit powder is an option to side-step this but is expensive. If your child will struggle with fruit at all, you can use flavoured yoghurt.
½ tsp vanilla
1 tsp honey – optional. Use if your child likes a sweeter drink. If using an already sweetened yoghurt adjust to taste.


Put everything in the blender and whizz until combined.
Drink from a glass or could be added to a pouch.


Judith, MA Cantab (Cambridge University), Post Grad Dip Psychology (distinction), Massey University, is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.

She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.

Learn more about Judith here:


Scroll to Top