I’m a bit of a health nut. I love to eat healthy, and I’m always looking for new recipes using some of the staples I already have in my house.
My secret is I try to recreate simple healthier guilty pleasures.
That’s why I’ve created more than 75 oatmeal variations and equally as many entrees and snacks.
I need variety. I want variety.
And snacks are what I enjoy most. Morning, Afternoon, and Nighttime.
As a Brand Ambassador for several companies, I am often asked to review new releases. This time I was asked to review siggi’s Icelandic yogurt.
Since Siggi’s Icelandic Yogurt asked me to be on their campaign line, I thought it only appropriate to share with you one of my very favorite recipes.
And it’s simple.
And I’m guessing you have most of these ingredients in your house. If you don’t you’ll easily be able to find them! Yes!
But first, before I get to the recipe. I need to write a little bit about my first impressions with siggi’s Icelandic Yogurt.
I’m in Utah, Northern Utah to be more specific. I looked in a couple of stores I normally shop in to find this particular line with NO luck. I was disappointed at first, but after the 2nd time once I got home, I took some time to peruse their website again.
Aha! store locator. Awesome. I found that siggi’s was available in the Smith’s grocery stores – which there are several still in Utah. Finally! I found it. I ran down there last night to find they had 3 flavors in stock – Vanilla, Coconut, and Blueberry. Vanilla and Coconut are two of my favorite flavors in general, so I snagged both.
However, I can’t wait to find the rest of the line. I eat a lot of yogurt, and absolutely no one compares to (that I’ve heard of or tried at least) the flavors that siggi’s offers. I mean really – Acai & Mixed Berries? Orange & Ginger? Spiced Pear? Pumpkin & Spice? These are just a few of the flavors they offer. In total I counted 14 flavors. They also offer both Vanilla and Plain in the larger containers, and both Blueberry and Strawberry in the smaller kiddo yogurt tubes. Here’s a screen shot of just a few. Are you getting excited? If you like yogurt as much as I do, you should be! This opens up the possibilities!
And the macros for each one is pretty impressive too. Only 100-170 calories, low or nonfat, and a whopping 13g of protein per 5 oz.
Before adding it to my snack, I knew I needed to taste it first. See how it stood up alone – without all the extras. Again, mind you, I love all yogurt. I really do, so I am by no means “bashing” anyone. What I will say though about siggi’s is it is creamier – almost thicker. Yet, I know for a fact after reading all the literature from them, they don’t use any additives or thickeners. Just
From their website: True to Icelandic tradition, siggi’s products do not contain any artificial preservatives, thickeners, sweeteners, flavors or colors, and are made with milk from family farms who do not use growth hormones such as rBGH. siggi’s dairy is fully committed to making rather delicious yogurt products with simple ingredients and not a lot of sugar, always.
It’s delicious. Enough said.
So, now to the snack…
I could eat this all day long. I really could, but I’ll usually save it for nighttime simply because Greek yogurt is a slow-digesting protein which is perfect for building muscle while I sleep. It’s all about timing.
My Favorite Almond Butter Yogurt Snack
- 1 individual serving size container of siggi’s plain or Vanilla nonfat yogurt
- Stevia as sweetener to taste
- 1/2 tbs almond butter
- 1 tsp maple or hazelnut extract (I used hazelnut last night)
- 1 tbs sugar free vanilla pudding mix (optional – use if you like pudding thick)
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned regular or gluten free oats
- 2 tbs blanched or slivered almonds
Stir everything together and voila. That’s it! You’re done. And it’s so delicious. Completely satisfies your sweet tooth at night. And if you are craving chocolate? Add a tsp of unsweetened dark cocoa powder. Craving another flavor? Swap out Vanilla for another. Or use a different sugar free pudding mix.
The outcome is always the same – so good. Thick, creamy, crunchy, with just enough of a tart twist. After a long day, I can’t think of a better way to end it. Snack on a sweet healthy treat while kicking back on the couch with my family.
So there you have it. I hope you’ll track it down in your area. As for me? I plan on putting in a request for Smith’s to carry some of the other flavors. I would have loved to have tried the Pumpkin & Spice flavor. Someday soon I hope.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of siggi’s Dairy. The opinions and text are all mine.