Before I delve into more details, behold my latest breakfast creation - a blueberry granola parfait with fresh blueberries, blueberry Greek-Style Yogurt, and chunky granola with flaxseed oil, dried cranberries, almonds, and raisins. The whole parfait is vegan! Yes, the Greek-Style Yogurt is from So Delicious and made with coconut milk.
*jumping for joy*
This Greek-Style Yogurt is chalk full of wow especially for those like me who have a dairy allergy and cannot enjoy regular thick Greek yogurts made with cow milk. I love how things are changing. To indulge more, here's a top mixed view of the blueberry parfait. See creamy!
Was it good? Let's just say I licked the glass clean.
My love affair with So Delicious is no secret. For someone with dairy allergies and avoids soy as much as possible, So Delicious allows me to still have a creamy life. I was one of the lucky bloggers who got a sneak preview of the new So Delicious Greek-Style Yogurts which will be in stores this Fall.
Let's eat some more shall we? With the Vanilla Greek-Style Yogurt, I got a little creative and made a mango pudding topped with fresh mango, coconut shreds, and pistachio chunks for protein.
Whole Foods had a sale on organic mangoes for $1 each, so I chopped one up, put it in my 3-cup food processor, and pureed the mango. I took some of the puree and mixed it in with the Vanilla Greek-Style Yogurt, and voila, pudding in one minute.
The Greek-Style Yogurt is about as thick as a pudding, and that's exciting to me because you can use the Vanilla flavor as a pudding base and make whatever flavor you want.
And because two flavors aren't enough, let's eat some Raspberry Greek-Style Yogurt. In this creation, which can be fun for the kiddos, I mashed up some Barbara's Double Chocolate Snackimals cookies and put it in the bottom of a juice glass to simulate a graham cracker crust, and then put a layer of yogurt and more cookie topping.
My first bite of the Raspberry Greek-Style Yogurt reminded me of raspberry cheesecake. That's where I got the idea to make something cheesecake-like. I got the Barbara's Snackimals because Whole Foods sold them in small 2oz snack bags. I didn't want to buy a whole box of graham crackers because you know who would be eating those crackers all day. And plus, hello, double chocolate cookie crust!
Here's a top mixed view of my raspberry "cheesecake." And yet again, a glass licking experience.
What I found interesting is that these Greek-Style Yogurts have less fat and sugars than the regular So Delicious coconut milk yogurts. When we compare just the Vanilla flavors, both have equal calorie count at 140 calories per container, but the regular yogurt has 6g of Fat, 2g of Fiber, and 19g of sugar. The Greek Yogurt has 4.5g of Fat, 10g of Fiber (more), and 12g of sugar. Surprisingly, the Greek-Style Yogurt had way more sodium at 115mg versus just 5mg for the regular.
Besides the blueberry, vanilla, and raspberry flavors, the So Delicious Greek-Style Yogurts will come in Chocolate, Plain, and Strawberry flavors. The Greek-Style Yogurts are also made with organic coconuts, are certified gluten-free, soy-free, Parve, certified Vegan, and Non-GMO Project Verified. This stuff is all kinds of win my friends. You see why I continue to be madly in love with So Delicious.
When these Greek-Style Yogurts hit your local store shelves, it's a must try! Get creative, and use these thick yogurts in place of other traditional cow milk products. In fact, I could see using the Vanilla or Plain Greek Yogurts as sour cream replacements like in dips. I'm excited about the possibilities, and grateful that someone is showing great examples that a dairy-free life doesn't have to be "without" but "with."
PS. all the photos were taken with my iPhone4. I'm so blown away by the camera on that thing!