Secret #1: Greek Yogurt–I have recently discovered Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt. It’s creamier and thicker than regular yogurt, which makes for better smoothie consistency. (I’ve tried lots of kinds!) Dannon® Oikos® is created through an authentic Greek straining process which gives it the creamy-thick texture. Dannon® Oikos® Plain and Fruit on the Bottom contains 0% fat. The yogurt is an excellent source of protein, twice that of most regular low fat yogurts. I usually buy a quart of the vanilla… but, this time I used the 5.3 oz container to test out the honey stuff (see secret #4)
Secret #2: Frozen fruit– It never goes bad. And it replaces ice, which I think wears out my hand mixer. It makes the smoothie process take a lost less time too.
Here was yesterday’s masterpeice… (that’s All Bran, wheat buds cereal on top) I just feel like it adds a little more goodness and crunch!
Are you smoothie maker? How do you feel about frozen fruit v. non frozen fruit? Do you add anything else to your smoothies? Have you ever tried Oikos Greek yogurt? Do you like Greek yogurt better than regular yogurt?
Psst… This is my smoothie making device… KitchenAid KHB300WH Hand Blender, White
(The BF’s dad gave it to us…I could not live without it!)
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