Posts tagged ‘yogurt’

An ode to MorningStar

Dear MorningStar,

How have we never met until tonight?  I love you deeply.

xoxo,

Catherine

Oh dear lord friends, for whatever reason I have neglected to try the many vegan meat alternatives out there, but tonight after a particularly grueling Physique 57 class (beware the intermediate level classes!!) I made a stir fry with bell peppers, broccoli, Worcestershire sauce and some asian BBQ sauce along with MorningStar Chick’n strips.  It was like a party en mi boca.  I am so definitely making this again tomorrow night!!

For dessert I had some delicioso Vegan Strawberry Yogurt complete with some probiotics added!  I swear I haven’t been stealing all of CCK’s recipes lately…  For the yogurt I used 1/2 box of Mori Nu silken extra-firm tofu, a little over 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 1/4 cup almond milk, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract and a packet of Stevia.  Crack open a probiotic pill, whirl in the Vita Mix and put in the fridge! 

I made this last night and when I cracked into it tonight it tasted so so yummy.  All in all a great night!!

 

February 8, 2011 at 8:29 pm 5 comments

Coconut Yogurt!

Finally, a yogurt that is kind to my tummy… the best part?  I made it myself!!  After seeing this yogurt featured on both Choosing Raw and Pure2Raw I knew I just HAD to try it out!  I normally can deal with my lactose intolerance, but sometimes I honestly truly miss good ol’ Greek yogurt and the soy substitute doesn’t cut it.  

Clearly my picture taking skillz aren’t up to par, but the taste is outta this world.  And even better, it’s all raw!  Check it.

Coconut Yogurt (makes 2 servings)

  • 1 c. young Thai coconut meat (I used 2 coconuts)
  • 1/4 c. coconut water
  • 1 packet NuNaturals stevia
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp probiotic powder (I opened my capsules like the twins did)

Throw everything in the Vita Mix and blend until smooth.  I had to add about another spoonful coconut water to ensure it blended well.  The pour the mixture into a bowl, cover loosely with a towel and let sit overnight in a warm spot (although since I made mine in the morning, I only let it sit out for about 7 hours) and then stir and refrigerate to chill until ready to enjoy.  Then grab a spoon!!

March 29, 2010 at 6:33 pm 2 comments

BIG… and little news.

I was able to get up a few minutes earlier today, ran down to the gym and I got a machine!!  Yess.  I did 25 minutes on the ET for about 3.5 miles and was pooped afterwards! 🙂   I always tend to turn my nose up at those machines because they’re not “real running”, but I forgot to factor in the ability to adjust resistance and incorporate my arms into my workout.  Maybe I’ll start incorporating that more regularly into my workouts from now on.

I came back upstairs and dug into my one of my Chobani yogurts that Amanda Hinman from Chobani was kind enough to send over… one word – amazing.  I took some Mother’s PB bumpers with me to work, but seriously the real star here was the yogurt.

Product Review – Chobani Strawberry 0% yogurt:

This was by far the thickest, creamiest tasting yogurt I have ever tried.  I’ve had all kind of yogurt, including full-fat cream line yogurt, and seriously nothing can compare to this in texture or flavor.  I normally eat plain yogurt, but this is one flavored yogurt worth buying!  And with 14 g of proteinthis is a great start to my day.  The chunks of strawberry in the yogurt are very generous and the mouth-feel is unbeatable, plus it’s all natural.  It does have sugar added, but you know what?  I’d much rather have sugar in my yogurt than Splenda or some other synthetic chemical.  This yogurt gets 5+ stars in my opinion.  I can’t wait to try all the other flavors.  I was also looking online at Chobani’s website and saw a recipe for Greek tzatziki sauce using the plain yogurt that I cannot wait to try!

I just got some really BIG  news… I was picked to be park of my office’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring program!  My training session is this Friday and then I get to meet my new little next Wednesday.  We meet every other week at the end of the day and work with our littles on their homework, preparing for the SAT’s, etc.  They are all high school aged and in a special school that makes the kids do internships during the school year to prepare them better for college and beyond.  I can’t wait to meet everyone!!  😀

October 22, 2008 at 9:25 am 3 comments



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