Stonyfield Blends Yogurt – Yum, Oh!
Tired of the same old plain yogurt? Me, too! I love giving my yogurt a whirl with new flavors like the new Stonyfield Blends yogurt which comes in Low Fat and Fat Free flavors.
When the Stonyfield Blends yogurts arrived, I was thrilled that the packaging was simple and the ingredients organic and easily identifiable. Ingredients like carrot juice are used for coloring rather than red food dye #40. We tried, and loved, the Fat Free flavors – blueberry, blackberry, strawberry banana, and peach mango. In addition, there’s Fat Free vanilla, along with Low Fat French Vanilla, Strawberry, Peach, Raspberry, and Black Cherry.
One of my pet peeves about flavored yogurt is that is mixing the fruit into the yogurt in the container. Something always gets spilled. Stonyfields Blends come premixed. I can send the yogurt into school without worrying about my kids making a mess at lunchtime. The yogurt is also nice and thick , also important for preventing messes..
Before you toss the easy peel off lid, check the underside for a coupon. 3 of mine had a coupon for $1.00 off 3 or more cups of Stonyfield Blends yogurt. You can also visit the Stonyfield website for a coupon, too.
Blendtec Total Blender
Along with the Stonyfield Blends yogurt, I receive a Blendtec Total Blender to do my own blending which of course, I did. What cook wouldn’t want to try a blender rumored to blend an iPhone amongst other things? It’s the Blendtec mystique.
First of all, the Blendtec Total Blender was super easy to put together. Mine came with the Wildside jar, the bigger of the 2 jars for the Total Blender. It measures up to 36 fl. oz. with a volume up to 90 fl. oz. The smaller Four Side Jar holds up to 32 fl. oz. with a volume of 74 fl. oz. Both jars are BPA-free, a bonus for this green-loving mama.
My Total Blender came with a recipe book with a ton of recipes. Besides the usual smoothie recipes, I found recipes for bread!, desserts, grains, pets, beauty, and juicing. I tried the Carrot Juice recipe first. Tthe taste was pretty mild despite the 2 teaspoons of ginger in the recipe. I loved the Carrot Juice when I used it to flavor my Quinoa. All recipes are marked with icons for raw, gluten-free, fiber, vegan, dairy free, low-sodium making it easy to find recipes for your dietary needs.
Since I needed snacks for my kids, I tried the Blender Brownies and Peanut Butter Brownies. The Blender Brownies received rave reviews from the kids. I found the texture to be different than traditional brownies. That may have been due to the almond flour I used to make the recipe gluten-free. The Peanut Butter Brownies were less of a success. My kids prefer chocolate over peanut butter for their sweets. I would definitely make both recipes again with some tweaks for my family’s tastes.
The Wildside Jar was easy to clean. After removing the last batch of food from the jar, I added 2 cups of warm water and two drops of dish soap and gave the water a whirl. This loosened up the residue around the blade. Even though the jar is dishwasher safe, I hand washed it and the lid. The jar was big enough to accommodate my hand without getting cut by the blade.
A few more notes – The Total Blender has a number of pre-programmed blend cycles which turn off when the cycle is done. You can manually blend at different speeds or pulse if you need short bursts. For the moms among us, the power switch is located on the back of the blender away from little fingers.
To celebrate my 2 year bloggy birthday, one lucky reader will win one case of the new Stonyfield Blends Yogurt and a Blendtec Blender (valued $455).
Disclosure: I received a case of Stonyfield Blends yogurt and a Blendtec Blender for review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own, flavorful ones. To help pay for running this blog, I am an Amazon Associate.A Life in Balance. Failure to link back and credit my site as a source constitutes a copyright violation. Thanks!