It isn’t hard to find a good Greek yogurt. It is everywhere, lining the shelves of nearly every dairy section. Why is that? Well, plain, nonfat Greek yogurt boasts a plethora of health benefits; it is a great source of calcium, potassium, zinc and vitamins B6 and B1, plus it is high in protein, aiding in weight loss. And that thick, creamy texture makes it a great stand-in for mayo, sour cream and more in traditional recipes.
What’s better than plain Greek yogurt? A seriously jazzed-up version courtesy of MIXIM Greek Yogurt, which is now available in Arizona. MIXIM is hard to miss. It is in an adorable heart-shaped container with three separate chambers; one that contains the creamy fat-free Greek yogurt and two toppings that can be added a little at a time or all at once.
MIXIM comes in six tasty flavors: Strawberries with Granola; Blackberry Pomegranate with Granola and Dried Fruits; Mango Pineapple with Coconut and Almonds; Honey with Coconut and Almonds; Cherry and Chocolate Curls; Raspberry with Dark and White Chocolate Curls. The tropical mango-pineapple is sweet and has a perfect medley of texture and crunch, thanks to the coconut flakes and almonds. The raspberry selection tastes more like a dessert than a healthy snack, thanks to the ribbons of decadent chocolate. A great breakfast option, the blackberry-pomegranate with granola and dried fruits is super-satisfying, and the granola offers a yummycrunch.
MIXIM Greek Yogurt is available at Whole Foods Market, Safeway, and Albertsons. MIXIM retails for $1.89 to $1.99. www.ehrmann-usa.com.