September 2, 2011

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Review of New Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt – #CleverOikos #CleverYogurt #Spon

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I love yogurt, well everyone in my family does.  Yogurt is a staple in our house.   I was super excited when I was asked to participate in a review of Dannon® Oikos®.  Have you ever tried Greek yogurt?  I tried Dannon® Oikos® for the first time this week, for my afternoon snack at work and I love it! I was shocked at how many varieties my store carried.  Of course I had to pick up Blueberry and Strawberry, two of my favorite flavors!   They were both amazing, but strawberry is far my favorite!!!  Oh and Dannon® Oikos® 0% Fat Berry Flavors beat Chobani 2-1 in a taste test!   There are also fun flavors like caramel, chocolate and superfruits!

Not familiar with Greek yogurt?  One of the benefits of Greek yogurt is the added nutritional value over “regular” yogurt. 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.

Dannon® Oikos® is created through an authentic Greek straining process which gives it a rich and creamy-thick texture. It definitely is rich and creamy!!!  Dannon® Oikos® 0% varieties contain active yogurt cultures and range from 80 calories (Plain) to 130 calories (Fruit on the Bottom) per 5.3 oz. cup.  I am all about active cultures, anytime we travel, I try and make sure everyone east some yogurt ahead of time.  Now we will all be eating Dannon® Oikos®!!!  

Did you know you could use Dannon® Oikos® in your recipes?   Well I had no clue till I found this on their site!  Yum!!! A nice way to sneak in something yummy and healthy into normal foods! I will be trying the Blender Whole Grain Yogurt Pancake recipe with my kids this week!
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Dannon® Oikos® Greek Plain or Vanilla Yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. agave or honey
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • Syrup*
  1. Combine first five ingredients in a blender and pulse process 30 seconds. Add yogurt, eggs, oil and agave and blend until smooth. Let batter stand to thicken, about 20 minutes. (Batter can be prepared up to 1 day in advance cover batter and refrigerate).
  2. Heat large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Brush skillet with oil. Working in batches, ladle batter by 1/4 cupfuls into skillet. Cook pancakes until bottoms are golden brown and bubbles form on top, about 2 minutes. Turn pancakes over; cook until bottoms are golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer to baking sheet. Keep warm in oven. Repeat with remaining batter, brushing skillet with more butter as necessary. Serve with syrup and fresh fruit.
Yields3 cups batter (12 pancakes)
Serving Size: 2 pancakes
Prep Time 15 minutes

I have partnered with Dannon to help promote the Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt Series.  I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes writing about the promotion and product.  However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.


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