Greek Yogurt

Like I said in my previous post, I’m trying to cut high fructose corn syrup from my grocery shopping.  One of the items that I regularly purchase that I was surprised contained HFCS is Yoplait Yogurt.  Now I love those little guys, but I’m not a fan of putting unnecessary fat into my body.  So I’ve changed my yogurt of choice to organic and Greek.

Today was my first delve into Greek yogurt and I was a little scared.

I started my morning off with some Chobani Blueberry Greek Yogurt

Here’s a breakdown of the nutrition facts and ingredients from the Chobani site.

Ingredients: Cultured pasteurized nonfat milk, blueberries, evaporated cane juice, locust bean gum, pectin, natural flavor. Contains five live active cultures inclusing S. Thermophilus, L. Bulgaricus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidus, and L. Casei.

(now I don’t know what half of those mean – but I know I’m not seeing HFCS!)

  • Twice the protein
  • No fat. No cholesterol.
  • All natural: No artificial flavors or preservatives
  • No synthetic growth hormones
  • Includes live and active cultures
  • 3 types of probiotics
  • Kosher certified
  • Gluten free
  • Safe for people with corn, nut and soy alergies
  • Vegetarian Friendly: Made without Gelatin
  • Nothing but Good

Now comparing that to some Blueberry Yoplait Light…

Ingredients: Cultured Pasteurized Grade A Nonfat Milk, Blueberries, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Modified Corn Starch, Nonfat Milk, Kosher Gelatin, Natural Flavor, Tricalcium Phosphate, Citric Acid, *Aspartame Potassium Sorbate Added to Maintain Freshness, Red #40

Not loving it.

BUT…you might be asking, “how does the Greek yogurt taste?”

Like I said, I was a little scared.

But after a good mixin’

I had myself a very yummy breakfast. :)

What I forgot to take a picture of was an empty yogurt carton. ;)

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