I love yogurt. It is a fact that I once dripped yogurt onto my cell phone and, without thinking, licked it off, even though said phone had been dropped on the grimy New York City streets more times than I would like to recall. I love sweet yogurt and savory yogurt. I love it in a cup and I love it in a portable tube. I love frozen yogurt and would probably love hot yogurt if that became a thing (get on it, science!) I especially love yogurt now that I’m pregnant, since it’s a great source of both protein and calcium, two things my growing
A few days later, a package arrived at my office bearing a perishable cold-packed box of the four Alpina Restart flavors--strawberry, vanilla, blueberry, and peach--complete with the aforementioned granola packets, which rustled in the clear plastic container tops like delicious little maracas. I was going to take them home, set them all out, and do a proper, controlled tasting, but of course I ate the strawberry and vanilla ones immediately, because I have no scientific method... or willpower.
Restart is fat-free and 170 calories per container (in the interest of full disclosure, the granola brings it up to 230 calories and 2 grams of fat, one saturated) and provides 8 grams of protein, 21% of the average woman’s daily calcium needs, and 3 grams of fiber. The verdict? It tastes good, and the granola (can you tell I’m obsessed with the granola?) adds a nice texture that makes a container of Alpina a more satisfying snack than your average yogurt. The fruit flavors have small flecks of fruit in them but no giant chunks (a plus if you ask me), and the yogurt is perfectly sweetened--not cloying but also not tart. If I had to pick a favorite it would be the blueberry:
|Oh, yeah, that's the stuff.|
|Yogurt takes granola into its tender embrace.|
|I am so virtuous, and calcium-filled.|
|It's impossible to look sexy while eating yogurt, OK?|
And now, for the chance to win a $200 Visa gift card... What’s your favorite way to eat yogurt? Give me your most inspired mix-ins, your bizarre secret rituals, or the way you sneak it into batters and baked goods to make them healthier. (And, obviously, if you eat your yogurt hot, for the love of God, tell me how!)
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