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Brown Cow Greek Yogurt

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Time for another yogurt review!
Brown Cow is a branch of Stonyfield Farm ( a FAVORITE company of mine!) that manufactures all natural yogurt and greek yogurt. I got to try the Greek Yogurt, in  Strawberry, Blueberry and Vanilla flavor, but it also comes in plain for those of you who like to “do it up” yourself. According to the website, “Our authentic straining process removes the liquid (whey) from the yogurt to create a stick-to-your-spoon thick and rich Greek treat with about twice the protein of other yogurts and less lactose.”  Of course, there are no artificial ingredients, preservatives, sugar alcohols or hormone treated milk in these yogurts. Sounds like a winner to me!

Each of the yogurts are very creamy and thick. When you take the lid off, there is a slight layer of liquid, whey I believe, on top, but it’s easily stirred in. I sometimes just drink the liquid so my yogurt will be extra thick and rich 🙂 .
Vanilla- This one has a mild vanilla flavor, and is great to pair with a crunchy cereal or a muffin like i did. It wasn’t overpoweringly sweet, but rather just the right amount of vanilla and cane juice.
Strawberry- My favorite of the 3. The strawberry on the bottom really did it for me. The fruit was sweet and plump, and had nice chunks of strawberries in it. It tasted like real strawberries, not like mushy strawberries that you defrosted and lost all their flavor. This one was GOOD.
Blueberry- also yummy, but I like the strawberry better. The blueberries were a tad bitter, but they were still good. It resembled sort of a blueberry jelly on the bottom.
It’s surprising that the blueberry wasn’t my favorite, because  Brown Cow is a branch off the Stonyfield Farm company, and their blueberry yogurt  is one of my favorites. I’m going to guess the slight change in flavor is due to the fact that Stonyfield uses naturally milled refined sugar and Brown Cow uses evaporated cane juice? Just a guess. But worth pondering about.

Anywhoo- overall, these are really good.4 stars! I also like that they are sweetened with a less refined form of sugar, evaporated cane juice. They were substantial and when paired with some fruit or whole grain cereal, good enough to keep me satisfied all  morning. Don’t forget the probiotics it has to offer! 😉

the 5.3 oz cups of greek yogurt range from 80-130 calories, 0 grams of fat, 6-18 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, and 13-15 grams of protein.

The ingredients are simple as well, using only nonfat milk, evaporated cane juice, and real fruit.
I want to try the regular version of Brown Cow yogurts as well. The Maple Flavor looks yummy!

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O.N.E. Drinks

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Time for my very first BEVERAGE review! Woop! I was lucky enough to receive a few samples from O.N.E. which stands for One Natural Experience. O.N.E. has a variety of drinks that are all natural and bursting with health benefits. They all come in cute little boxes, and mine has little straws attached to them as well. I love it when companies do that-too cute, and conveinent!! I got to try the Coconut water with a splash of pineapple, Coffee Fruit Drink with strawberry, and the Water of Life varieties.
Let’s begin and start sipping away!
Coconut Water with Splash of Pineapple- first of all Coconut water is EXCELLENT for your body. According to the O.N.E. website, coconut water  is “excellent for replacing lost electrolytes from exercise or illness, is an all-natural sports/energy drink, may help promote smoother, more hydrated skin, is rich in potassium” and much more. So i was super excited to try this. And boy, was it REFRESHING. It has just the slightest hint of pineapple to jazz up the coconut water. It sort of had a thicker consistency than regular water, but didn’t really taste like coconut. Normally the coconut you would expect is like from coconut scented sprays or coconut cookies, but it was a much more mellow flavor with the pineapple to jazz it up. Refreshing!

Coffee Berry Fruit Drink with Strawberry-Coffee fruit eh? You thought there was only a bean, didn’t you? This drink has even more antioxidants than coffee alone, because  a lot of the nutrition is lost when the bean is processed. It’s also rich in phenolic acids, which may help fight the buildup of radicals and protect against “oxidative stress”. And… OMG THIS IS SO GOOD! I loved it! It was sweet, but not too sweet, and super yummy. The strawberry flavor really shone through. I think it would be really good with some ice, like a slushy! 🙂

Water a Gift of Life- this water is from a specific Natural Spring, and is totally purified and clean. To be honest, it tasted like bottle water to me. That’s a good thing though, very fresh, clean and crisp.

I reccommend these waters maybe after a workout or a little too much partying Saturday night (you know who you are 😉  ) for some rejuvenation and some kickin health benefits! 4 stars!

Coconut Water with Pineapple- 1 carton is 79 calories, 0 grams of fat, 19 carbohydrates,  .3 grams of fiber and .8 grams of protein.
natural coconut water, natural pineapple juice, cane juice, Vitamin C, natural fruit flavor
Coffee Fruit with Strawberry (110z)- is 107 calories, .5 grams of fat, 26 carbohydrates,  1 gram of fiber, .4 grams of protein and 950% vitamin c. Woah baby-that kicks orange juice outta the park!
Acerola Puree, Red Grape Juice, Whole Coffee Fruit, Natural Flavors, Water Citric Acid, Pitanga Puree, Bean Puree
A Gift of Life- 0 cals, 0 fat, 0 carbs, 0 fiber, 0 protein. Just good ol water!

 

 

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Chobani Greek Flavored Yogurt

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We all know my love for yogurt. Now it’s time to explore on the GREEK side of yogurt!
What exactly is greek yogurt? Well, after the milk is heated and cultured to make yogurt, it is then allowed to sit and strain, so the “whey” is removed. What’s left is a creamier and thicker version of yogurt.
I got the pleasure of trying Chobani’s Greek Non Fat Flavored Yogurts in Blueberry, Peach and Strawberry varieties. But how did these play out for my normal love of yogurt?
Quite excellently. Each yogurt has the desired fruit on the bottom, so you can eat it swirled together , seperately, or do what I did, and eat half the yogurt and half the fruit topping on the spoon at once. The yogurt is extremely thick and creamy, it’s hard to believe there’s no fat in these! The peach flavor was my favorite, surprisingly. Normally I’m a blueberry girl, but the peach flavor was GREAT! The peaches tasted fresh, and they had just the right amount of sweetness for the greek yogurt. The blueberry flavor and strawberry flavor were also yummy. There were real bitty blueberries and chunks of strawberries that pack a tough antioxidant punch in each cup.
These yogurts were much more substantial than regular yogurt as well. I noticed i was significantly fuller (due to the higher protein content versus regular yogurt) when I paired the Chobani yogurt with some whole grain cereal for some extra crunch. These were great-4 Stars- you should definitely try them. I can’t wait to go out and buy the pomegranate and pineapple flavors!

Each yogurt is 140 calories, 0 grams of fat, 20 carbohydrates, >1 gram of fiber, and 14 grams of protein. You also get 15% of daily calcium and probiotics!
Peach-Cultured Pasteurized Nonfat Milk,  Evaporated Cane Juice, Peaches, Natural Flavor, Locust Bean Gum, Pectin.

 Blueberry-Cultured Pasteurized Nonfat Milk,Blueberries, Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Flavor, Locust Bean Gum, Pectin.

Strawberry-Cultured Pasteurized Nonfat Milk, Strawberries, Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Flavor, Locust Bean Gum, Pectin, Beet Juice Concentrate.

Do you want to try these yogurts? I’m hosting a GIVEAWAY!
Here’s your chances  to enter…
1. Add me to your blogroll/tell me that you did so. (1 entry)
2.Mention my giveaway in a post of yours, and link to my page (1 entry)
3. Lastly (mandatory entry for ALL), visit the Chobani website, www.Chobani.com , and tell me what flavor you have tried. Then leave a post telling me what your favorite greek yogurt concoction/snack/breakfast/recipe you have ever tried.

The winner will receieve a variety pack of peach, strawberry and blueberry greek yogurt! Enter soon, deadline is MONDAY night!


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