So, I started this 10 week kick-boxing work out type program. Besides working out six times a week, we have a simple nutrition plan: eat REAL foods, not pre-processed, in smaller sizes six times a day. This wasn’t too large of a challenge because I do cook a lot from scratch — and aim for quality ingredients.
Here is the thing: a lot of yougurts are scary.
Fake sugars tend to set off asthma, arthritis, fibromyalgia and more so most of the stuff you see in the dairy case is off the list. A lot of them have rBGH in them. Maybe it’s just me, but I avoid dairy products that have it. It’s been proven to double the milk production of a cow but cut it’s lifespan, not to mention that the hormones are passed through the milk to our kiddos. Young girls are starting they monthly cycles earlier than ever before and the earlier they start, the higher their chances of female cancers later in life. (Don’t trust me, do your own research – but 7-year-old girls should not be needing training bras!
Now, let’s talk Greek yogurt. (sigh) Unless I am cooking with it as “sour cream”, I can’t stand the stuff. It’s hard to eat something that smells really “gamey” to me, it just doesn’t want to get past my nose. The texture is OK, but it needs cucumbers and dill — to make it like that Greek Gyro sauce that I love.
Then we tried noosa. (insert cheesy choral music here)
A PR friend of mine sent me a bunch to play with and we were hooked! No fake sugar – they use (get this!) honey. Simple and healthier! They are GMO free, Glutun Free and made the way I would make it myself.
The vanilla flavor? It has flecks of vanilla bean in it – just like a premium ice cream! It’s so yummy, creamy and flavorful! The seasonal flavors killed me – pumpkin was a total OMGosh moment across my lips. Cranberry Apple was tart and sweet at the same time, a dichotomy of flavors that rocked our taste test.
We played with it all – making “ice cream” with it in our Blendtec…smoothies…and Miss Sarah’s favorite: fruit parfait.
I made these in a mass batch, they lasted us a week in the fridge and were perfect for that quick grab for a quick snack between school and dance class or for me to start my day.
- Vanilla noosa (24oz size)
- frozen strawberries
- frozen blueberries
- homemade granola
I took clearance SOLO cups and filled them 1/3 with noosa. Add 2-3 frozen strawberries, 8-10 frozen blueberries. Cover with more noosa. Fill to the top with granola and put the cover on the cup. All you need is a spoon and you are ready to rip into it like a monkey on a cupcake!
Noosa comes in 4oz four packs, great for lunches or on the go. 8oz sizes and the big 24oz tub are available too — and you can even get a coupon on the noosa website!
Try it Mikey, you will like it – promise!
disclaimer: we were sent a box of yummy stuff to try for purposes of review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely our own. Noosa did not make us go back and buy more. And more. And more. And yes, it’s on my grocery list … I need more pumpkin before it goes on “walkabout”