It’s Greek To Me
Posted August 19, 2010on:
Yogurt and fruit is my dinner staple. Its a great protein source especially after an intense bike workout, plus it’s not heavy on the belly. I recently switched brand from the typical non-fat Dannon to this non-fat organic brand called Chobani.
Oh My God…delish! I’ve never tasted yogurt so silky. Greek yogurt has been hitting mainstream groceries lately so I thought I’d give it a try and see what the buzz was all about.
So what is Greek yogurt and why the hype? Compared to your typical American produced yogurt, Greek yogurt is creamier and thicker in texture. This is because after the milk is heated and cultured, it sits in a muslin or cheesecloth type of filter to eliminate the whey in the milk. This makes the yogurt creamier and devoid of the liquid that settles on top of yogurt looking like this.
Nutritionally, Greek yogurt is also packed with more grams of protein per serving because the product is more concentrated now. It’s also lower in sugar and carbs as the lactose is filtered out with the whey. If you have some Greek yogurt in your nearby supermarket I suggest you stock up on it. I prefer this Chobani brand as I found this to be silkier than the others. Yummm!