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20 Dec 2020, Comments (0)

AYO Almond Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

Do you love yogurt but can’t tolerate dairy? Or maybe you adapted a vegan diet, but do miss having a yogurt parfait in the morning. Here is where AYO Almond Yogurt comes in to play!

Each yogurt is non dairy, vegan, gluten and soy free. There are added probiotics as well, similar to what you would get from dairy/milk yogurt. They come in blueberry, strawberry, peach and vanilla.

It’s pretty amazing to me how they made yogurt from almonds. From a NUT!

Similar to almond milk, these are a bit thin in texture, so do not be fooled by the “greek yogurt” style container. The flavor of the strawberry and blueberry is a bit mute. Not overly sweet but also not tart which I did enjoy.

The nutritional profile isn’t amazing, which is my major drawback. 1 yogurt (based upon strawberry- may vary flavor to flavor) is 160 calories, 10 grams of fat, 19 carbs, 6 fiber, 11g of sugar and 4 grams of protein. Now, because I know there is NO lactose in this (natural sugar) , I know that those 11 grams is pure added sugar. The protein is lacking and the fat is quite high for me but…again…this is from Almonds which is almost pure fat.

Would I buy It? Honestly I am not sure. If I couldn’t tolerate dairy and I really wanted a yogurt parfait I would buy It. But the flavor isn’t amazing enough for me to buy It instead of a low sugar greek yogurt which packs more protein for me and is more satisfying. But given they cater to those who cannot eat dairy or follow a vegan diet, they are pretty good and worth a try.

3 1/2 star

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I RECEIVED THESE TO TRY FOR FREE FROM THE COMPANY.

What is Biodynamic Coffee? The folks over at Holistic Roasters make just that. According to their website, “Our Biodynamic Coffee is grown without the use of herbicides, fungicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers. And, unlike organic farming, which makes exemptions for the use of certain broad-spectrum natural pesticides such as rotenone, ryania and sabadilla (which kill pollinators), there are no exemptions for their use in Biodynamic farming”.

Hollistic Roasters is USA company that sources their coffee from family run Biodynamic farms and cooperatives.

They sent me over a box of the Rise and Shine to try – Medium Roast. According to the box, It has Caffeic acid and antioxidants that help reduce inflammation and prevent premature aging.

Box and bag are compostable – awesome!

It comes In whole bean (so, I had to go out and buy a coffee grinder…whoops!). Here is what It looks like below, pre ground up

The smell was amazing. A fresh aroma.

But how did It taste?

Honestly…It was good! I definitely think It was more of a light roast than medium roast because there was hardly any “bite” or bitter flavor to It. It could have been my imagination but It seemed a little more potent than other coffee for me to start feeling the caffeine kick in. It was very smooth and light. Went well with some creamer 🙂

Overall, love the idea of this company. A 12 oz. box will run you about $20. So while its not the most affordable, It definitely tastes great and is good for the environment. And if you think about It, it’s a whole box! You can spend easily 5$ on a pre-made cup of coffee. So I think It all evens out in the end.

4 stars

DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED THIS BOX TO TRY FOR FREE. THIS IS AN UNBIASED REVIEW.

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