Greek Yogurt: Fun For the Whole Family

I wrote this post while participating in a blog tour conducted by Clever Girls on behalf of Dannon. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program but my opinions are my own.

For more information and recipe ideas, visit www.oikosyogurt.com or www.Facebook.com/oikos. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

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I’ve eaten greek yogurt for a long time. Back in college, I had to go get it at the health food co-op because that was the only place where it was available. I’m pleased to see it spread to mainstream stores and also mainstream brands. When Clever Girls offered the opportunity to try Dannon’s new Oikos greek yogurt, I jumped at the chance to give it a try.

It was easy to find in my local supermarket. I bought the big ol’ tub of plain because that’s how we roll. I also got one of the fruit-at-the-bottom blueberries and I am pleased to note that the nonfat flavored yogurt does not contain artificial sweeteners. The flavor of the blueberry was great, but the mix-ins made it softer than I like, which is why, for the most part, I buy plain.

The texture of the plain was nice and thick, one of the hallmarks of greek yogurt. Dannon® Oikos® is created through an authentic Greek straining process which gives it a rich and creamy-thick texture. You know what else the thickness of greek yogurt is fantastic for? Holding up toppings.

Behold:

Happy face yogurt!

For my sweetie:

Heart Shaped Love Yogurt!

And for me:

Mod Stripe Yogurt

These are so easy to make, just spoon greek yogurt into your serving dish, smooth the top and layer toppings like berries and granola in a fun shape. Greek yogurt is so awesome and thick that nothing sinks. You could even layer extra berries or cereal under the yogurt. I made these and took the pictures during naptime and they looked exactly the same when I pulled them 5 hours later out for dessert that night – no sinkage!

Do you want to try Dannon Oikos for yourself? Dannon Oikos is offering a coupon for a free cup on www.facebook.com/oikos.**

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I have partnered with Dannon to help promote the Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt Series.  I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes writing about the promotion and product.  However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

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