I try to have yogurt as part of my breakfast every morning. I'll eat just about all types of yogurt, regular, lowfat, sugar-free, greek and so on. (Can't do fruit on the bottom though!) It makes me feel good when I start the day with a nice, cold carton of creamy goodness. And the benefits of eating yogurt are amazing! You get a great serving of protein, calcium, vitamins B-2 and B-12, potassium and magnesium. And now, more and more yogurts are found to have probiotics. What is that? Well, a probiotic is a "friendly bacteria" which is already naturally present in our digestive systems. In quite a few yogurts, you can find a live strain of the bacteria. Some scientific journals have published studies on probiotics and find they can help regulate the digestive system and perhaps even boost your immune system! I find this beneficial because my son and I are quick to catch colds and as someone who was a vegetarian most of her life, I need the probiotic to help regulate my system now that I've reintroduced meat to it!
Dannon has recently launched a new line of their popular yogurt brand, Activia called Activia Harvest Picks. Just like their other flavors, the Harvest Picks contain Bifidus Regularis (Bifidobacterium lactis DN 173 010), or, in laments terms: a proprietary strain of probiotic which can help regulate your digestive system! When consumed daily for two weeks as part of a balanced diet and with a healthy lifestyle, you may find yourself feeling good inside!
I had the worst time finding the new Harvest Picks at my local grocery stores. Stores! I'd make it to one and they would be sold out, I'd go to the other and they would be sold out too. It was frustrating on my end, but, just proved to me that the new line had to be good, I mean, it was flying off the shelves! And, it proved to be worth the wait.
I'm not going to lie. I really wanted to try the strawberry flavor. It was my first choice, but, it was always sold out. So, I had to settle between cherry and peach. I chose cherry. I'm so happy I did! It's sweet, like a fresh bing cherry. It's almost like I bit into a few cherries at once, you get the same taste and feeling of the sweet and tart juices exploding in your mouth. With chunks of real cherries, you do not miss the snap of skin either. The yogurt is creamy and silky, very smooth, but slightly thin. I truly enjoyed it and Sonshine even liked the one he stole from me one morning. So, you know it's kid and picky eater friendly as well!
The Harvest Picks also come in three other flavors, Strawberry, Peach and in Mixed Berries. I'm looking forward to trying them all, the Mixed Berries flavor is a mixture of raspberries and blackberries, the perfect blend for a parfait during the summer months and during the winter when those two berries are long out of season!
If you're looking for a great tasting, health conscience yogurt to add to your breakfast or to even have as a snack each day, the new Activia Harvest Picks area delicious and figure friendly option to try!
You can use the store locator to find a Dannon Activia retailer near you. SRP: $2.79