Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Yoplait Greek Nourish Your Inner Goddess Retreat

So why a yogurt parfait? besides the fact that their simply delicious? I was inspired!

On August 31st, Yoplait Greek yogurt, and actress/ TV host Maria Menounos hosted an exclusive Retreat at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. It was a day of relaxation; manicures, pedicures and tons of Greek yogurt- in more ways than one! A great way to make you look good and feel well.

Together, Menounos, Hollywood's very own 'Greek Goddess,' and Yoplait Greek celebrated today’s modern goddess [and Smart Snacker ;) ] , through the exclusive Yoplait Greek Nourish Your Inner Goddess Retreat.

Hollywood's dubbed 'Greek Goddess,' shares her red-carpet ready tips; “When I’m on the go I always find ways to stay active, but also take time to relax and choose nutritious foods like Yoplait Greek yogurt. With a delicious taste and two times the protein of the leading yogurt, Yoplait Greek really helps me get through my day.” My kinda gal- [she sounds like quite the Smart Snacker herself!]

Yoplait offered quite the royal feast to the retreat goddessess; check out the spread and the ladies in complete relaxation action...

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Who wouldn't feel like a 'Greek Goddess' eating from this amazing spread? To me, this is the ideal breakfast- it's light but filling (that's key for us Smart Snacker's), kick starts your metabolism, has tons of nutrients including vitamins, minerals and fiber as well as, it tastes delicious! That's most important right?

So how can you incorporate more Yoplait Greek Yogurt in your life to feel like the ultimate 'Greek Goddess' like these ladies? Yoplait has shared some of their newest recipes-
check 'em out...


Dark Chocolate Mousse
Prep Time: 15 min
Start to Finish: 15 min
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 box (4-serving size) chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix
1 container (6 oz) Yoplait® Greek Fat Free honey vanilla yogurt
1 1/2 cups frozen (thawed) reduced-fat whipped topping
1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries

1. In small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup milk and chocolate chips. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended.

2. In medium bowl, combine 1 1/4 cups milk and pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture is well blended and thickened; stir in yogurt.

3 Blend melted chocolate into pudding mixture; fold in whipped topping. Spoon into individual dessert dishes. Top each serving with additional whipped topping and raspberries. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving time. Store covered in refrigerator.
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Greek Turkey Burgers With Tzatziki Sauce

Prep Time: 20 min
Start to Finish: 20 min
Ingredients
Tzatziki Sauce:
1 container (6 oz) Yoplait© Greek Fat Free plain yogurt
1/4 cup chopped cucumber
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill weed or1 teaspoon dried dill
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Burgers:
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 cup crumbled feta cheese (4 oz)
1/3 cup chopped red onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
4 whole wheat burger buns, split
1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
1. In small bowl, mix 1/2 cup yogurt and remaining sauce ingredients; refrigerate until serving.

2. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix all burger ingredients and remaining yogurt. Shape mixture into 4 patties, about 1/2 inch thick.

3. Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning after 5 minutes, until thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. Place burgers in buns with tomato slices and sauce.
How-To Broil patties with tops about 6 inches from heat 4 minutes; turn patties. Cook 6 to 8 minutes longer or until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F.
Substitution Finely shredded Monterey Jack cheese can be substituted for the feta cheese.
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For more on Yoplait and their recipes visit http://www.yoplaitgreek.com/

3 comments:

  1. I like overnight oats with this yogurt!!!

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  2. The recipes sound delicious but Yoplait Greek may not be the best choice for smart snacking.

    http://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/03/yoplait-greek-yogurt-not-the-healthiest-choice/

    Google Yoplait Greek and you will get many other similar results. Other brands might be healthier options.

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