I can’t take credit for this one; turns out one of our members discovered this little gem. Since I am always looking for new foods that are healthy and easy to incorporate into the weekly grind, I was stoked to hear that there was a yoghurt that was readily available and over-the-top amazing. NOOSA!
As most of you who follow my blog know, I have been a huge fan of Greek yoghurt forever; Fage (pronounced FAY-YAH) is my brand of choice. But when a complimentary tub of Noosa turned up at the box a few weeks ago, I was hooked. The texture and the flavor is ridiculous. Literally, it is the creamiest and smoothest yoghurt you will have ever eaten in your life. They blend it with a variety of fruit purees or just plain honey. It’s amazing.
Here’s a little bit about this yoghurt and Noosa. Noosa gets its name from a gorgeous spot on the coast of Australia. Noosa, Australia is known for it’s sunny climate, gorgeous beaches and scenic beauty. Turns out that Noosa yoghurt is a really a global effort: a group of Aussies decided that they would take some inspiration from Greek-style yoghurt and refine it with a family dairy in Colorado. Pretty Cool. The Morning Fresh Dairy in Colorado has been in the family since 1894 and they are committed to a “healthy” version of dairy farming; their cows are not 100% pasture raised, but they don’t use any antibiotics or hormones (rGBH).
The only gripe I have with Noosa yoghurt is that they don’t have a “plain” flavor. They all have a fruit added or honey. As a result, Noosa will not bump FAGE out of the pole position for my daily grind. This yoghurt is optimal as a substitute for other, less-than-healthy dessert choices. It’s sugar content is high enough that it doesn’t work for me as my base for my fresh berry bowl, but it’s pretty friggin’ awesome when the sweet tooth needs a hit of something and you don’t want to break down and hit that bag of cookies.
Best source that I have found locally for Noosa yoghurt is Sprouts or the Whole Foods in Glendale. Two thumbs way up on this stuff; hit it!