What would I do without Greek Yogurt?
*Shudders* let’s not even think about that, world would be a sad sad place.
Once upon a time, a few months ago, I broke up with my yogurt parfait addiction. I realized that I was eating yogurt parfaits wayyyy too often. I liked to make my parfaits very extravagant and I realized that I developed a habit of eating them whenever I didn’t know what else to eat. Here’s an example of a Yogurt Parfait I made frequently:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_Fg4jJDLll4]
Yes, I know, there’s a whole lot of stuff going on there. I mean, that’s a whole lot of ingredients to make a snack, don’t you think? Since my breakup, I stopped eating yogurt cold turkey for a few weeks. A month or two ago, I started adding yogurt back into my diet, but having no more than one per day. Since I started eating intuitively, I realized that the parfaits I made before had way too many flavors going on at once and it was kind of a waste because I was not able to fully enjoy each flavor that was in there. There was simply too much going on!
So lately, I have been eating yogurt by itself. Plain. The way it’s supposed to be eaten. Yes, I do add one or two additions to it sometimes still, but I do it so I am able to still taste ALL of the flavors that I add, rather than having a whole bunch of something with a million flavors going on at once. Taste bud overload – no more!
Yopa! is a Greek Yogurt that comes with a topping of its own. There’s a variety of granola or almonds, depending on the flavor of yogurt you pick. I really like this idea because it’s simple but fun and complex enough to be able to enjoy the snack on-the-go, without adding crazy amounts of ingredients. Plus since there are only 2-3 flavors altogether, you are able to have the fullest experience of it all. You know you are eating granola. And you know you are eating strawberry Greek Yogurt. There is no confusion. You just pick it up, open it, and eat it. It’s a mini parfait in a second!
Yopa! prides itself on having “Balance Perfected” by creating authentic strained Greek Yogurt and the right toppings to go with the real vanilla or fruit flavor of each. The toppings you can see in Yopa! products include nine whole grain granola, toasted Blue Diamond almonds and even dark chocolate. Through the perfect balance of yogurt, flavors, and toppings they call Yopa! as having “Balance Perfected.”
So yes, that might be paraphrasing their words but that is exactly what I just mentioned above. There needs to be the perfect balance of all these factors to be able to have the best and fullest experience of your yogurt parfait.
To tell you a little bit more about Yopa! in case you aren’t familiar with it:
- High in Protein – 11g per small container
- Good source of calcium
- Made with 5 cultures and 3 probiotics
- No preservatives or artificial colors (and only one product has artificial flavor – vanillin)
- Vegetarian & Kosher
Speaking of balance, gold medalist Gabby Douglas is an expert, and she’s challenging you to take the Yopa! Taste Challenge where you can win a variety of prizes, including $10,000! Just “like” Yopa! on Facebook for a chance to win.
I was selected for participation in this campaign as a member of Clever Girls Collective.