Even Chobani, America's largest yogurt brand, can not deny the growing demand for herbal products. Therefore, they have launched a new line of coconut-based vegetarian vegan yoghurts that also provides a healthy probiotics boost. (Related: Beyoncé and JAY-Z want you to eat more vegetables)
The concept of vegan yogurt is not entirely new, but what makes Chobani's version special is the fact that it contains less sugar than other non-dairy foods Options of the market and the list of ingredients is impressive: Chobani keeps its option for non-dairy products in line with other products it manufactures: It is made with all natural, non-genetically engineered ingredients and is free of artificial flavors, sweeteners and preservatives full-fat Greek Yogurt: What's Better?)
This month, more than nine varieties will end up in stores, including a sin dairy-free drink, in flavors such as "slightly sweet" level, strawberry, vanilla, blueberry, peach, vanilla Chai and mango. The cups of vegan yogurt for one serving cost only $ 1
Chobani sent two flavors of his new vegan single-serving cups for Cooking Light 's editors to sample: something sweet and blueberry. Overall, our employees were thrilled to discover how smooth – in both texture and taste – was the blend of Chobanis coconut. In our taste test it received top marks for more than just a firm taste.
"It has a strong coconut taste, and although it's definitely thinner than milk yogurt, it's not too sweet, tastes great, and is probiotic!" The editor-in-chief Chris Michel said. "10/10 would dress my favorite cereal."
The writer Lauren Wicks, Cooking Light 's vegan said she would immediately put Chobanis line of herbal yogurts on her grocery list. (See: 12 things nobody tells you to go vegan)
"I loved the texture and thought it was the perfect amount of sweetness," she said during her taste test. "I also like that it's not as spicy as some of the other coconut-based yogurts I've tasted before."
Since the product is made from coconut, it is important to note that there is a considerable increase in saturated fat compared to traditional yogurt – Each serving of simple vegetable yogurt chobanis (each flavor has a different nutritional profile) contains 8g of fat 7 are saturated. In addition, Chobani vegan yoghurt contains less protein than you would expect (just 1g per cup) because traditional dairy products are eliminated. (Associated: 10 Tasty Greek Yogurt Recipes)
That being said, there are only 130 calories per serving, 5 mg of sodium and zero cholesterol plus the addition of six live active cultures. For those who can not eat dairy or for those who are just trying to take healthier alternatives, Chobani's product is a great option.
"We have come up with something that is much better than what's there – a new recipe that's absolutely delicious, but it's also consistent with our nutritional philosophy of being nutritious and made only from natural ingredients at an affordable price "said Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani. "Most importantly, this is not a substitute for dairy, but a key factor for plant-based products."
This story was originally published on CookingLight.com by Zee Krstic.