My Last Dairy Brew-Ha-Ha

by HEAB on April 10, 2009

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Oh, the irony.  The day after I announce that I am completely giving up dairy, these babies arrive on my doorstep:

Better Whey of Life yogurt

Better Whey of Life yogurt

Several weeks ago, I had agreed to do a review of these yogurts, and I want to thank the folks at Better Whey of Life for sending them to me.  Each yogurt is rich in whey protein, containing 15-17 grams in each 6 oz. cup.  They are all made with non-fat milk, contain probiotics for healthy digestion, and contain 30% less sugar than the leading yogurt.  So, did I eat some?  Yes, I did.  Dairy-free life now starts tomorrow.  No biggie.

This morning, I made oat bran and topped it with 6 oz. of acai mixed berry Better Whey of Life yogurt and a big whopping spoonful of Trader Joe’s unsalted crunchy peanut butter.

Protein packed bowl of goodness.

Protein packed bowl of goodness.

Back in my yogurt eating days (read Tuesday), I rarely ate anything but plain Greek yogurt.  After getting used to the plain stuff, yogurt with added fruit or sugar tasted way too sweet.  So, I was a bit apprehensive to try my samples of Better Whey of Life products.  They do make a plain yogurt, but the ones I received all contained fruit and natural cane sugar.  My flavor of choice, acai mixed berry, had 145 calories, 14 grams of sugar, 3 grams of fiber, and 15 grams of protein – not too shabby for a sweetened yogurt.  So, how did it taste?  Honestly, it was some of the best tasting fruit enhanced yogurt I’ve ever had.  The texture was perfectly creamy, not thick like my beloved Greek yogurt, but definitely not runny at all!  The sweetness factor was not overpowering, and I loved the little berry chunks in every few bites.  To all you flavored yogurt lovers out there, be on the lookout for Better Whey of Life yogurts in your local grocer’s dairy case.  They are not available in Nashville yet, but you can do a search here to find out if they’re sold in your area.  Good stuff, and you know I love my whey protein.

Who wants this?

I just can't do it.

I just can't do it.

Thanks again to the folks at Vega for sending me samples of your products, but no matter what you add to hemp protein, it will always taste like ass dirt to me.  I only used one scoop of this container of Vega Berry Whole Food Health Optimizer, and I promise there was NO double dipping…trust me on this one!  (I save all my double dipping for the nut butter jar! :))  You can read the amazing nutritional profile of this product here, and the first person to email me with their address can have it!

Edited To Add: The Vega is now out of my life.  Thanks Janie!

For those of you who celebrate Easter, any fun and exciting plans?  Chris and I are planning to attend our annual Easter potluck hosted by my very talented friend, Emily, at her art studio.  Last year, we were in charge of the marshmallow Peeps Tower…Peeps do not make the best building material.

Pile o' Peeps

Pile o' Peeps

Hope you have a wonderful Peeps filled weekend!