Make sure to read all they way to the end of this post if you like FREE stuff! Enter to win an entire case of assorted Chobani greek yogurt.
The road to my Greek yogurt addiction was a rocky one. I had heard all the buzz about how creamy and delicious Greek yogurt was, as well as how much of a protein punch it packed. Every time I went to the store in my small town the yogurt section looked like it had been looted. There was nothing but wide open space where the Chobani was supposed to be.
I started with another brand of vanilla Greek yogurt, which used to be my only flavor of choice. Eh. It was just OK, but nothing special. Then I tried one that had a separate little section with honey to mix into the yogurt. This intrigued me because I do love my honey! One problem. The honey was refrigerated with the yogurt and much too hard to even get out of the cup, let alone mix into the yogurt. Whose bright idea was this? Fail.
I had almost given up when a friend told me Chobani had yogurt with pineapple in it. Um, hello? Ambrosia anyone? That sounded way too good so I gave it one more chance. By then the initial fandemonium wore off and the store actually had Chobani in stock. Either that or they wised up and ordered more.
And that’s when I found out.
Chobani pineapple yogurt is, like, the BEST THING EVER.
Now I make smoothies with Chobani yogurt almost every day for my kids. It’s probably the healthiest thing they eat and they love it. I sneak some ground flax seed meal in there for a touch more protein and lots of omega-3′s. I used strawberry banana flavor for this but I’ve also tried it with black cherry, pineapple, strawberry, and vanilla. They all work! I also like to use vanilla soy milk for added sweetness. If you use regular milk you may need just a touch of honey to sweeten it up.
- 1 container Chobani Strawberry Banana yogurt
- 1 medium banana
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- ½ cup vanilla soy milk
- 1 tablespoon golden flax seed meal
- 4-5 ice cubes
- Add all ingredients to blender.
- Pulse until fully smoothified.
Chobani doesn’t just make awesome yogurt; they are a great company, too! They’ve graciously offered to send a free case of yogurt to one of my readers. The only requirement to be eligible is a U.S. mailing address. I will pick one random winner from the comments below.
Here’s how you can earn entries:
~Please note, you need to comment separately for each type of entry you make. I know! This is so annoying but it’s the only way to make your entry count when I input the comment numbers here. You will earn 1 entry for each of the following things you do. Doing them all? Yay! Then make sure to comment for each activity and you will earn 6, count ‘em, 6 entries.
1. “Like” Tastefully Julie on Facebook. You must like it from your personal profile and not as a page, sorry.
2. Share this post on Facebook for your friends and family to enter.
3. Do you use Twitter? Follow @tastefullyjulie on Twitter.
4. Tweet about this contest on Twitter. Make sure to include via @tastefullyjulie and @Chobani in your tweet.
5. Subscribe to Tastefully Julie via e-mail (you can do so at the top right-hand side of this page).
6. Pin this smoothie on Pinterest.
The contest will be open until 4/15/2012. I’ll tally up all the entries and announce a winner right here in the comments on 4/16/2012 (after I get back from Spring Break, woo hoo!) I will also notify the winner by email. If you don’t have a blog be sure to leave your email address!