Wednesday, December 8, 2010
This time up, Yoplait's new frozen smoothies. These are bags with different varieties of frozen fruit and frozen yogurt chips. Pop them in the blender with some milk, almond milk, or whatever your preference, and you have a snack that's far better than that candy you were looking at. (What, that's just me?)
The smoothies come in the following varieties: Blueberry Pomegranate, Triple Triple Berry, Strawberry Banana, and Mango Pineapple. We did the Strawberry Banana, (my favorite flavor in any smoothie), and Triple Triple Berry, (which still cracks me up... shouldn't it be Triple Triple Triple Berry?)
I popped the strawberry banana flavor into the blender as soon as Shaun brought it in and divvyed it up between the three kids with a taste for Shaun and I. Everyone was a fan, of course. It's fruit and yogurt... what not to love? I think the biggest fan was Caly, actually, which was fun since she's the pickiest.
So as with the last, here's my list of pros and cons:
Pros: Love the ease of being able to toss the ingredients into the blender with minimal prep. Also, I loved the probiotics added. I have yogurt on hand most days, but for some reason, when we get a hankerin' for a smoothie, I'm often out. I like that it can blend with most any liquid. I suspect using orange juice would be fantastic.
Cons: They use sucralose, (i.e. Splenda). I didn't notice this til I had made and handed out the second bag. Huge deal in this household. For one, I think the fruit and yogurt would be sweet enough to stand on their own. Second, I just don't use artificial sweeteners, especially for my kids. I wish they would have used sugar, (well, I wish for nothing at all, but I do understand making it sweet). So for us, it's probably not ideal, but if you're not sucralose opposed or if you're looking for a way to add more fruit and probiotics in your diet without too many added calories, I think this would be a great solution.
Anyway, I love the concept and hope that there's an unsweetened version on the horizon soon!
For you lovely readers of mine: Comment on this blog post with your favorite fruit in a smoothie. One commenter will win a VIP coupon to try the smoothies for free and a pretty dang awesome KitchenAid smoothie blender to whip it up! (The blender is awesome, dude). Giveaway will close on Saturday, December 11th at 10am! Good luck!
*For purpose of this review and giveaway, I was provided with coupons to try the Yoplait frozen smoothies by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark and a new KitchenAid blender courtesy of KitchenAid through MyBlogSpark