I wrote this post while participating in a blog tour conducted by Clever Girls on behalf of Dannon. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program but my opinions are my own.
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Around our very dandy household we are fans of the yogurt. Especially if it’s yogurt with fruit! Mmmmm… Yummy! Yogurt makes a fabulously easy snack, so I love that Banjo is a fan of it. Plus, it’s healthy for him! I’m also a fan of the yogurt and I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m kind of a snob about the brand of yogurt I eat. It’s true! Growing up my Nana’s house was always stocked with the Dannon brand. To this day I crave the snack of the plain vanilla Dannon with fresh whole blueberries mixed in. It’s soooo good! There’s just something about the Dannon brand that tastes so desirable. The flavor is perfect. The consistency is just right. Yep. Simply yumminess!
I first heard about the benefits of Greek Yogurt at Weight Watchers meetings last fall. It’s higher in protein and lower in carbs than regular yogurt. So it’s better for you my friends! Plain Greek Yogurt also has a thicker consistency making it ideal for recipes, baking, and even as a substitute for sour cream. My mom has even been converting my dad to using it on his baked potato because it’s heart healthier. Well, imagine my delight when Dannon developed their very own Oikos Greek Yogurt! Of course I was ecstatic! I’ve read that Dannon® Oikos® is created through an authentic Greek straining process which gives it a rich and creamy-thick texture. Also, Dannon® Oikos® Plain and Fruit on the Bottom contains 0% fat, while the Dannon® Oikos® traditional blended varieties contains about 3% fat. Both are an excellent source of protein, twice that of most regular lowfat yogurts.
As part of my participation in this program I was able to get some free Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt. I got strawberry, blueberry, and peach. The fruit is at the bottom in all of the cups and it’s delicious! Definitely a must have in terms of Greek Yogurt. I love how creamy it is. It was really filling and perfect for breakfast as well as a healthy snack. Can you tell that I’m now going to have regular Dannon yogurt as well as the Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt in my home from now on??? This is definitely the brand of Greek Yogurt that you will want to try out for yourself. It’s just that dandy! So run out and get some now why don’t you?
Through Clever Girls Collective I was able to partner with Dannon to help promote the Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt Series. In doing so I have been compensated for my time and participation in this program and for writing about their product. However, the opinions that I’ve expressed are entirely my own.