I thought it might be fun today if we took a look at my extensive history of yogurt eating. What else do you have to do on a Friday?
Sometime in middle school I was introduced to the wonders of Go-Gurt. You know…those little tubes of sugar-filled yogurt that has as much sugar as ice cream but parents give their kids thinking it must be good for them because hey! It’s yogurt!
Then sometime in high school I became obsessed with the whipped yogurt. The kind that also has a ton of sugar in it, but now it makes you feel fancy because it’s ‘whipped’ and has the consistency of mousse.
Then college came around, I got my own apartment, and I started wanting to make fancy yogurt parfaits. I started buying the big containers of vanilla yogurt, but always, always, always low-fat or non-fat. These were also the days I used spray butter and non-fat cheese because fat was the devil. Oh, how things have changed.
Fast forward to my graduate school days when I got trendy and only ate Greek yogurt. Since the flavored ones were low-fat Greek yogurt, that’s what I ate because my yogurt still needed to be sweetened.
Then speed up to a couple of years ago when I ditched the sugar and started eating plain Greek yogurt. I grew to love the tang of the plain flavor, combined with homemade granola and sliced fruit. I think this is also when I officially got my “Foodie” badge. They make those, didn’t you know?
But now, my friends, my yogurt game is changing once again. Because not only is Stonyfield making delicious Greek yogurt, but it’s making WHOLE MILK Greek yogurt! Rich, luscious, creamy whole milk Greek yogurt.
My high school and college self is probably freaking out because why in the world would I actually WANT to eat yogurt what is made with whole milk?!
Because it’s delicious, that’s why. And in my years and years of yogurt eating, I’ve learned a few things.
One: you shouldn’t eat yogurt out of a tube. Ever.
Two: Low fat/fat free yogurt just isn’t worth it. I’d much rather have the full-fat version because it’s way more satisfying and not full of the things the stuff they fill it with when they take out the fat.
PLUS, now that Lars is eating yogurt, he has to have organic whole milk yogurt, so we might as well share the tub y’know?
Now that he days are getting a *little* warmer as spring nears, I’m getting back in my smoothie groove. During the winter, I just can’t do smoothies. In the spring and summer? I make one almost every day.
This Mango Coconut Smoothie is a tropical treat to cute anyone from the winter blues! With simple ingredients like frozen mango, frozen banana, coconut milk, WHOLE MILK Greek yogurt, and honey, it’s super quick and easy to whip up and with the Greek yogurt it does a great job at keeping me satisfied for a couple of hours.
If you like your smoothies green (I usually always do) you could definitely add a handful of spinach or kale, or also healthy add-ins like a scoop of vanilla protein powder, flaxseed, hempseed, or any other of your favorite smoothie add-ins!
I was compensated for this post as part of the Stonyfield Clean Plate Club, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for allowing me to promote the brands that I love!