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Monday, August 24, 2009

Chobani Greek Yogurt.Eggless Cherry Muffins and Pomegranate Smoothie

Savor the day. Be passionate about your work. Open your arms to family, friends, and to life itself.Chobani Greek Yogurt is more than just a delicious, protein-rich snack. It’s a celebration of the vibrant Mediterranean spirit.
- AgroFarma,Inc.

AgroFarma, Inc.,a NY based dairy product manufacturer founded by Hamdi Ulukaya, recently introduced a delicious new product called Chobahi Greek Yogurt.Creating true Greek yogurt is an art. It uses a centuries old technique that originated in Europe and includes taking something away and not adding anything. In fact, Greek yogurt is not heavily processed or enhanced with preservatives or sweeteners. A unique straining process where the whey is removed results in great tasting yogurt that is pure, clean, and simple, and has a rich, thick,and creamy texture.
AgroFarma, Inc., located in the rolling hills of Upstate NY, produces Chobani Greek Yogurt.There,a team of yogurt makers with more than 40 years of experience has made it its mission to produce the highest quality, all natural Greek yogurts.

Reason to treat oneself with Chobani
Protein
Derived from the Greek word chopani meaning “shepherd”,Chobani Greek Yogurt offers more than twice the amount of protein found in other major U.S.brands.One serving of Chobani Greek Yogurt can deliver up to 34 percent of an adult's daily protein requirement.Chobani is a smart choice for the South beach ,Atkins dieters or those on low or no meat diet.

Calcium
Chobani is an excellent source of calcium,each cup completes 20 percent of an adult’s recommended daily needs.Calcium rich yogurts if eaten regularly, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis, the thinning and loss of bone mass that affects 25 million Americans as they age.And can also reduce the risk of colon cancer.

Probiotics
Chobani has 5 live and active cultures(Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, as well as Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidus, and L Casei.) that boosts immunity by regulating lymphocytes, as well as antibodies within the body. Studies have also shown that probiotics help improve digestion, combat lactose intolerance and constipation, and promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon, reducing carcinogens.

Organic
The company uses organic farming practices to preserve the environment with a focus on producing high-quality and all-natural yogurts. All of the products are made with milk that contains no artificial hormones,preservatives and added sweeteners and the manufacturing facility is HACCP certified to ensure safety and quality,thus completely suitable for all ages.

Part of Mediterranean Diet
Mediterranean diet emphasizes an abundance of food from plant sources, including vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. It also directs people to eat minimally processed foods, while increasing their intake of low/nonfat,dairy products, to maximize health benefits. In addition, the Mediterranean diet calls for an emphasis on lean sources of protein, and limiting the consumption of red meat. Research has shown that the people of the Mediterranean region enjoy longer and healthier lives with fewer incidences of chronic disease

Flavors
With 8 different flavors including - Blueberry,Peach,Pineapple,Strawberry,Honey,Pomegranate,
vanilla and plain
,all available in Non Fat, 2% Fat and 10% Fat, Chobani has a yogurt for everyone.

Thick ,rich and fruity ,all the fruit flavored varieties with bits of real fruits are as good as desserts themselves.One can also use them in baking or whipping up smoothies.The plain variety is also great for baking and for enriching and enhance the texture of dips and salads dressings.


Plain Non-fat Chobani with crunchy granola and fruit ~ Perfect start of the day


Plain Non-fat Chobani in Eggless Cherry Muffins ~ Delicious!

Recipe
Ingredients
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup non-fat plain Chobani Greek Yogurt
2 tablespoon low fat organic milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup honey or 1/2 cup brown sugar or 2 tablespoon Agave nectar
2 tablespoon Olive oil or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup cherries (fresh or dried ,I used fresh),chopped
Method
preheat oven to 400 F.
Line the muffin tray with parchment cups.
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In another bowl combine the yogurt ,milk,with honey, oil and vanilla extract. Mix wet mixture with the dry ingredients . Stir in the cherries until combined.
Spoon batter into each prepared muffin cup. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown.Serve warm.
Makes about 6 medium muffins

Pomegranate Chobani Smoothie ~ Luscious!


After tasting the samples of Pineapple and pomegranate,We couldn't wait to try the other flavors.By happy chance we found a variety pack at the Costco.Chobani is also available in these other stores.

30 comments:

Gita said...

Lovely dishes Yasmeen...everything look beautiful too...I sometimes even have granola as a dessert too :)

Parita said...

Nice goodies out there, loved the cherry muffins, looked grt!

Pari said...

Very well explained dear. And healthy and yummy muffins with tempting clicks. You rock yasmeen.
I am missing ur comments dear, do find time to visit.

Jen said...

So thick and delicious...I always use greek yogurts in dips.must try chobani,looks indeed very tasty in fruity flavors.

Nithya said...

Thats a great post Yasmeen.. Good job.. The pics look way tempting :) yummm

Shri said...

Wow!A great write up and absolutely delicious works there:)The Chobani Yogurt tastes fantastic!

Chef Jeena said...

Happy Ramadam.

The yogurt look slovely and the muffins look really tasty Yasmeen!

Priya said...

Wow delicious dishes, such a yummy posts..

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Delicious granola and muffins!

Sunshinemom said...

Oh! I love the muffins seeing the way they have risen like mushrooms!

5 Star Foodie said...

I haven't tried Chobani yogurt yet. The muffins and the smoothies look wonderful!

Pavithra said...

Wow everything looks picture perfect and yummy as well. damn tempting

chakhlere said...

Wow, all those are amazing recipes!! Loved the clicks.

Hijabee said...

This looks delicious! Ramadan Mubarak sister.

Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

Those muffins look terrific! I love plain yogurt, but I make my own yogurt which is great since it doesn't have any additives or preservatives. I use organic milk, so I get organic yogurt :)

Happy Ramadan to you and your family.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,the last two pictures are gorgeous! the muffins look sinful!

Ann said...

Nice Read Yasmeen..and the greek yogurt rocks..!! Great pictures as usual.

DEESHA said...

nice dishes Yasmeen. Very tempting

rekhas kitchen said...

superb idea of making muffins looks so delicious and inviting pic.s very use ful post Yasmeen.

Purva Desai said...

Mouth watering dishes.....and muffin is very moist and soft

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow.....lot of info on that yogurt....fruits and yogurt sounds winning combo.....

Varunavi said...

Nice dishes yasmeen,liked the cherry muffins

Vijitha Shyam said...

Lovely looking muffins! yummy!

nick said...

Sounds like an amazing snack.

Jessica said...

I'll love this as is..looks so tasty.

Health Advocate said...

Non fat Chobani sounds very good and the recipes are yum.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

i loved those mufffins...i never made muffins..here its very difficult to get baking accessories..i didn get paper cups.. :)

Cara said...

I love chobani and eat it just about everyday! I tend to buy the plain and add my own fruit and all natural zero-cal sweetener and my husband eats the fruit flavored cups.

Anonymous said...

I love the chobani plain yogurt with grapes. It is the perfect mix for me. I eat this at least 1 time each day.

chloeglows said...

What a lovely blog and thanks so much for the amazing recipes!
I just finished a Chobani Plain with my own drizzle of Organic Wildflower Honey :-) DIVINE... Absolutely the best yougurt imho The plain is fabulously smooth and thick with a mild taste... It's filling too and very nutritious. The fruit flavors complement this same great plain yougurt with plump berries and just the right amount of sweetness.

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