Good Morning everyone! I hope the sun is shining in your part of the world and that you are ready to face another Monday morning. Today I thought I would introduce you to a delicious new yoghurt, whilst I sharing my favourite healthy breakfast treat.
The Yoghurt is called Roaming Cow. It’s a great tasting, wholesome yoghurt which has an amazing lush flavour, thickness and creaminess.
What sets this yoghurt apart from others is that the Roaming Cow Dairies know that to make the best yoghurt, they must start with the best milk. Because milk is the essential ingredient of yoghurt, Roaming Cow™ understands the importance of obtaining high quality milk to make their yoghurt taste great.
To ensure that the quality of milk used is second to none Roaming Cow Dairies invest an additional 10 cents from every tub sold back into projects to help their farmers continuously improve their farms.
This investment strategy focuses on nutrient management to improve the pastures their cows eat and supports their farmers. It helps maintain animal health and deliver environmental benefits such as healthier soils and cleaner streams.
When I sampled Roaming Cow Yoghurt I was really surprised at the thick creamy consistency. In fact it reminded so much of a double cream that I instantly checked the nutritional value panel on the side of the tub. Thankfully the full fat Roaming Cow Natural Yoghurt that I was eating was only 320kj per 100gms or 76 calories, less than and apple!
My mind was instantly ticking over, where could I substitute this delicious yoghurt for cream, to create a healthy low fat, low calorie meal.
This leads me on to another quick story. Those of you who’ve met me may know that I don’t often eat breakfast, and when I do partake, I always try to chose something tasty, light and healthy. When I am at hotel with a buffet breakfast I usually only chose coffee and a fruit salad. Whilst holidaying recently I developed an addiction for Bircher muesli. I figured I was eating a cereal so it couldn’t be too fattening. I was also adding various seasonal fruits to the dish so I was quite pleased with my morning diet. I was particularly pleased that this healthy breakfast was keeping me quite full and content for most of the day.
Then the bomb dropped, I couldn’t fit into my jeans when they came back from the laundry. At first I blamed hot water for the shrinkage to my jeans. Slowly I realised that it was not shrinkage, but the swelling of my backside which was causing my wardrobe issues. Quickly I did a mental inventory of my food choices whilst on holidays, the only one difference was the bircher muesli. Upon inquiry I found it was made almost entirely on cream!!! I was eating bowls full of cream each morning! No wonder I was developing a waddle. When I returned home I had weight to lose and a Muesli addiction to kick.
Thankfully now I can have my Bircher Muesli and hopeful my figure too!
This version serves 6 and has only 300 calories per serve, and takes full advantage of this delicious creamy yoghurt.
Apricot & Almond Bircher Muesli
400gms Roaming Cow Natural Yoghurt
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
2 Tbs honey
800gm can apricots halves (syrup drained)
1 Tbs Flaked almond (toasted) *optional
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup skim milk
200gm Lowan Apricot & Almond Muesli
Place apricots in a single layer on the bottom of the serving dish.
Combine Roaming Cow yoghurt, vanilla and honey and taste to ensure you have achieved the desired sweetness (use a little more honey if necessary).
Add the apple juice, skim milk and muesli to the yoghurt mixture and stir to combine.
Pour the combined cereal mix over the apricots ensuring they are not disturbed. Smooth the surface of the cereal. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The muesli will thicken and the oats soften overnight, serve as is, or with extra honey, toasted almonds or apricots.
For a quick breakfast on the run I make this healthy breakfast in five plastic individual serve containers. This gives me a serving size already to eat as I run out the door.
I am sure readers would love to try this delicious healthy product for themselves so I have a giveaway.
3 Roaming Cow prize pack!
The packs includes;
- a gift card to purchase your choice of Roaming Cow Yoghurt product
- Cute Roaming Cow hessian bag
- A jar filled with delicious topping ideas for your own Roaming Cow snack.
All you need to do is answer the question at the bottom of the story and “like” Gourmet Getaways of FB. Competition is open to all Australian residents. The winner will be drawn next Monday the 12th November and announced on facebook.
Roaming Cow™ yoghurt is available in all Woolworths and independent supermarkets across Australia, and comes in a variety of sizes and flavours. 950 g and 180 g individual tubs in Greek Style, Greek Style Reduced Fat, Natural, Natural No Fat, Vanilla and Strawberry.
Roaming Cow is:
- Rich in ABC Cultures
- A Natural Source of Calcium
- A Natural Source of Protein
Roaming Cow has no:
- Artificial colours and flavours
- Added preservatives
- No gluten or gelatin
So tell me readers, have you even been duped into choosing something you believe to be healthy and low calorie, only to find that it is by far the worst nutritional choice you could have made? Let me know in the comments section below for a chance to win one of three Roaming Cow Yoghurt Prize Packs.