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September 3, 2013 7:26 PM
Looking for the "best" Greek yogurt, as in the one with the most protein and least sugar. Kept hearing people say they love Greek yogurt and how good it is for you, and had so much protein - but they always say to buy the natural (not vanilla, no flavor added) and no sugar added. Yet every yogurt I look at in the store is loaded with sugar (is it just natural sugar?) or at least vanilla flavored. Anyways, not really concerned about the taste, as I just want it to add some creaminess/protein to my fruit smoothies.

Let me know what you guys like, thanks!
  28512927
September 3, 2013 7:30 PM
I add the Fage 2% to my smoothies. Love it.
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September 3, 2013 7:38 PM
QUOTE:

I add the Fage 2% to my smoothies. Love it.


I second this (although I use 0%). I'm not usually one to go for plain yogurt, but Fage is really tasty.
  48855601
September 3, 2013 7:41 PM
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I add the Fage 2% to my smoothies. Love it.


Wow those stats sound good. 7 oz, 20g protein and 8g sugar. That's not bad, can you pick that up at a semi normal grocery store?

Anyone got anything better than that?
  28512927
September 3, 2013 7:42 PM
I agree with the others. Both Fage products are the best tasting plain Greek yogurt on the market.
  27471018
September 3, 2013 7:42 PM
I like Chobani, although I'm not sure how healthy it is...


Reaan
September 3, 2013 7:43 PM
Thanks guys I think I'm going to go for the fage 0. It gives up 2g protein over the 2% but it loses all the fat and a gram of sugar. Is this stuff easy to get a hold of?
  28512927
September 3, 2013 7:44 PM
I use Greek Gods nonfat in my smoothies. It also makes a good mix for dips. I will sometimes mix it with dill and a little lemon for fish.

I've never seen Farge...though I live in a tiny town.
  21275983
September 3, 2013 7:44 PM
They carry it at Super Target up here. Pick some up and give it a shot. You won't be disappointed.
  27471018
September 3, 2013 7:46 PM
You can get a big tub for pretty cheap at Costco
September 3, 2013 7:46 PM
The two that I usually gun for are either Fage (2% or 0% plain) or Dannon Oikos plain.
September 3, 2013 7:46 PM
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They carry it at Super Target up here. Pick some up and give it a shot. You won't be disappointed.


Thanks! I live by two super walmarts and a super target, so I'm sure ill come across it. Thanks again!!
  28512927
September 3, 2013 7:46 PM
I drain plain yogurt to save over 1/3 the price of Fage. My instructions with pictures are here: http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/snack/other-snack/greek-yogurt-bargain.html
  39776585
September 3, 2013 7:48 PM
I love the Dannon oikos :)
September 3, 2013 7:49 PM
Sure, no problem. :)
  27471018
September 3, 2013 7:51 PM
Source makes 100g packages that are 50 calories each and 8g of protein with no added sugar. And not to mention the variety of flavours. Honestly I cant like without them, and i find it more satisfying then regular yogurt.
  40120622
September 3, 2013 7:52 PM
QUOTE:

Thanks guys I think I'm going to go for the fage 0. It gives up 2g protein over the 2% but it loses all the fat and a gram of sugar. Is this stuff easy to get a hold of?


I agree with the others. I've seen it most places so it shouldn't be too hard to find. I usually buy the bigger tub and then use it for everything! As a substitute for sour cream (if I don't have any), as an ingredient in my protein pancakes, in smoothies, or just straight out of the tub (often with a bit of honey).


QUOTE:

I use Greek Gods nonfat in my smoothies. It also makes a good mix for dips. I will sometimes mix it with dill and a little lemon for fish.

I've never seen Farge...though I live in a tiny town.


I just tried Greek Gods for the first time last week (Vanilla Cinnamon Orange) and it was pretty kick*ss!!
  48855601
September 3, 2013 7:52 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

They carry it at Super Target up here. Pick some up and give it a shot. You won't be disappointed.


Thanks! I live by two super walmarts and a super target, so I'm sure ill come across it. Thanks again!!
ya, walmart has it
  23543477
September 3, 2013 7:55 PM
VOSSSSKOSSSSSSSSS PLAIN
  24240475
September 3, 2013 8:19 PM
I usually buy Fage or Chobani yogurt and top it with a little honey and a ton of berries. Mmmmm! love
  36204341
September 3, 2013 8:21 PM
Fage is definitely the best. I can find it at Wal-Mart, though your smaller Wal-Marts might not have it. I am not a huge yogurt fan, but I've discovered that the brand is very, very important for taste and texture. Whatever you do, don't buy Cabot! It's the most vile-tasting stuff I've ever eaten (or, rather, not eaten--I would have fed it to the raccoons, but my boyfriend took one for the team and choked it down). Fage costs more but is worth every penny. :-)
Edited by SarahRosewriter On September 3, 2013 8:24 PM
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September 3, 2013 8:55 PM
I like Fage 2% and Chobani Vanilla a little bit of each mixed together. I find the Fage alone to be a bit too thick and... well not sweet enough by itself. I add a tablespoon of oats and a few almonds for breakfast on the go.
Edited by EMLiu On September 3, 2013 8:55 PM
September 3, 2013 9:23 PM
I eat my Greek yogurt plain and nonfat. The flavors have a lot of sugar. Also, watch out for additives. Some of the so-called yogurt on supermarket shelves contain gelatin or pectin. Real yogurt doesn't need gelatin for thickness or consistency. The only ingredients should be milk and bacterial culture. Check the label. It need not be expensive. Walmart (Great Value brand) Plain nonfat Greek yogurt contains only cultured nonfat milk.

You can also make your own using the store bought stuff to start the culture.
Edited by southcarolinaguy On September 3, 2013 9:25 PM

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