For the past few months I’ve been trying really hard to like Greek yogurt. After all, it contains twice the protein of regular yogurt and right now protein is my favorite macronutrient. 🙂 However, on more than one occasion a nearly full container of uneaten Greek yogurt has ended up in my trash container. Blech.
Earlier this week I decided to give Chobani a try. One last effort. I was even less enthusiastic about the whole “fruit on the bottom” idea, but I took a leap of faith. I’m big on raspberries so I started with that one. And it was REALLY good! I’m not sure what makes Chobani different from the other Greek yogurts that I tried, but I didn’t experience that strong, bitter taste like I did with the others. When you mix it up, it almost has the consistency of sour cream (it is often used as a sour cream substitute) which is also a bit strange. But I was surprised by how much I liked it!
So I’m officially kicking my Dannon Light and Fit to the curb. YAY! No more aspartame! Who knows if aspartame really is as bad for you as some people make it out to be….but since I eat yogurt on a daily basis it’s just one less thing I have to worry about. And now my daily yogurt consumption contains twice the amount of protein and keeps me full longer.
I’ve also discovered that you can do all sorts of fun things with Greek yogurt like add it to recipes, make dips, etc. So now I have more experimenting to do. 🙂 It is a bit more expensive than regular yogurt so I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for special deals and coupons. So far raspberry is my favorite flavor, the pomegranate is also pretty good as well as the peach. I didn’t care for the pineapple, strawberry or blueberry as much but they were all most definitely edible!
I’m also enjoying the vanilla flavor with nothing else added which also really surprised me. I find regular vanilla-flavored yogurt pretty offensive. While the vanilla is yummy just on its own, to bulk it up a bit I sometimes add a sprinkle of Kashi GoLean Crisp Toasted Berry Crumble cereal. BAM!!
So anyway, I’m glad I decided to step outside my comfort one last time to try something new. 🙂