Here is a picture of my Abbey with a breakfast soy yogurt, granola and cherry parfait that I make quite often :-)
I have tried several different brands and styles of soy yogurts. Some of them were funky, some had a strong soy taste that I was not trilled about and some were too watery. So far, I found four of my favorite soy yogurts. They all have live and active cultures that are good for your digestive system and immunity. They are cholesterol free and do not contain any animal ingredients. They have a good amount of protein and they are thick and creamy, without any soy aftertaste. They are made with organic soybeans so you can be sure that the soybeans were not Genetically modified.
Silk "Vanilla" 32 oz.
1 serving (8 oz) has 180 calories, 6 gram of protein, 4 grams of fat, 1 gram of fiber, 40% of your daily recommended amount of calcium, 50% of vitamin C, and 8% of iron.
This yogurt has a very pleasant mild vanilla flavor. I eat it almost every day because I can buy a big (32 oz) container for under $3, which lasts me several days. I use it for yogurt-granola-parfaits, I mix it with frozen blueberries or raspberries for a quick dessert, I mix it with apple sauce, raisins and cinnamon as a treat, and I add it to some baked goods. I like the plastic lid on the container that keeps the yogurt fresh for days. You can clean the container and use it for food leftovers later. My furry babies love this yogurt as well. I occasionally let them lick the container or a spoon after I am done with the yogurt. When I had my tooth pulled, I would eat at least one big container a day.
Whole Soy & Co. "Lemon" 6 oz.
1 container has 160 calories, 6 grams of protein, 3.5 grams of fat, 2 grams of fiber, 30% of your daily recommended amount of calcium, 2% of vitamin C, and 6% of iron.
This is a delicious, tart and creamy treat. You can see and taste the lemons. It is like a lemon pie filling in a yogurt cup. I can never have enough of this lemony goodness. However, the price is much higher per ounce then the Silk yogurt. Most stores charge $1.19 for the Whole Soy & Co. yogurts.
Whole Soy & Co. "Cherry" 6 oz.
1 container has 170 calories, 6 grams of protein, 3.5 grams of fat, 2 grams of fiber, 30% of your daily recommended amount of calcium, and 6% of iron.
This is a creamy cherry dessert. You can see and taste the pieces of real cherries. It is amazing! The price is the same like the Whole Soy & Co. "Lemon" 6 oz. I like to eat it plain, or top my cream of wheat or oatmeal with it.
Whole Soy & Co. "Vanilla" 24 oz.
1 serving (8 oz) has 210 calories, 9 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat, 2 grams of fiber, 45% of your daily recommended amount of calcium, 2% of vitamin C, and 6% of iron.
This is a plain vanilla yogurt that is thick and creamy, but has more fat and calories than the other yogurts that I mentioned. It has a nice plastic lid to keep the yogurt fresh for days. I buy this one when the store is out of Silk "Vanilla" because it is much more expensive. I pay the same price for this as I would pay for the Silk "Vanilla" 32 oz. I use it the same way I use the Silk "vanilla" yogurt. I also tried to make a hot vanilla sauce for some rice pudding and it turned out great!. It is a little bit thicker then Silk yogurt.
Whole Soy & Co. has other delicious flavors. All of their yogurts remind me of old-fashioned dairy yogurts from my childhood. Besides the lemon and cherry flavor I like the strawberry, peach, raspberry and blueberry flavors. However, the cherry and lemon are the best. Silk has other fruity flavors but I prefer their vanilla.
The winner of Vegan Dream Jerky giveaway is comment number 12.
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