Fresh Strawberry and Quinoa Yogurt and Stonyfield Made to Matter
Today’s recipe is for Greek yogurt blended with fresh strawberries and quinoa. It’s inspired by a new product line Stonyfield Yogurt has released. Read on for details. This post is sponsored by Stonyfield.
Last Saturday night I strolled happily along a highway with my 7-year-old son while he carried a big beer can in his hand. Yes. A beer can. I’m not sure what drivers on the road thought, but I was beaming.
The four of us had been out for dinner and decided to stretch our legs before heading home. My son spotted an empty beer can in the grass and picked it up. We said, “Ew. Leave it alone.” And he said, “I want my world to be a beautiful place.”
His words. Straight to my heart.
We continued our walk with him holding up the empty beer can while hoping to find a garbage can. Well, a recycling bin. He specifically wanted a recycling bin. Oh, our boy!
The ways we can make our world a beautiful place are endless. Picking up trash, recycling, talking about it to instill these values in our kids – it all makes a difference, from the small to the big.
My son’s small gesture inspired me. I’m equally inspired when I see big companies making big gestures. We work in our families, with our kids, going from the small things and hoping that it will swell into something larger. Meeting us halfway are some bigger companies and organizations who further influence the market and individual consumption and destruction habits from above.
One company that you know I love is Stonyfield Organic. Its commitment to organics and to using non-GMO ingredients is outstanding. But beyond that, they educate us about it in a non-preachy, informative and pretty hilarious way.
I’m thrilled to tell you that they’ve partnered with Target to become part of the Made to Matter campaign this year. Two new exciting Stonyfield Yogurt lines will be in Target alongside 200 other innovative products from wellness brands. These are items that have an impact on our planet’s health and on the health of our families. For example, you’ll find items like Justin’s all-natural Nut Butter in handy snack packs and Paddy’s Bubbly Stuff bubble bath. The nut butter is Made to Matter because of its high-quality nutritious ingredients. The bubble bath is recognized as Made to Matter because the company makes giving back and improving children’s’ health and well-being a priority.
All of these companies are doing the big work to make our world, and my son’s world, a beautiful place.
The new Stonyfield lines are very very exciting. I haven’t gotten to try them yet because they haven’t made it to my small Florida town. But in anticipation of their arrival, I’ve whipped up a recipe inspired by one of them.
That’s right, today’s recipe is for Strawberry Greek Yogurt with Quinoa because Stonyfield has come out with a line of Greek yogurt with seeds and one with grains blended right in.
Here’s the info from Stonyfield about the new products, “Stonyfield Organic Super Seeds and Stonyfield Organic Super Grains Greek Yogurt. Organic Super Seeds features nonfat Greek yogurt with softened flaxseed, in orange-cranberry, blueberry and coconut flavors. Stonyfield Organic Super Grains pairs nonfat Greek yogurt with buckwheat and quinoa, in strawberry, maple and vanilla flavors. Each 5.3oz cup is packed with protein for a wholesome, truly satisfying snack – morning, noon or night. All six flavors are certified organic and gluten-free, and completely delicious.”
I have no idea if their version tastes like mine, or vice versa. But I know mine is delicious and I’m betting that theirs is too. The packaged quinoa yogurt will be fantastic for a quick healthy snack, while my version below is a great way to use up leftover quinoa while sprucing up Stonyfield’s plain (but creamy and delicious!) Greek yogurt.
Here’s the recipe. Enjoy! And keep doing whatever you’re doing to make your world beautiful.
Fresh Strawberry Greek Yogurt with Quinoa
This recipe is a great way to use up leftover quinoa while getting some added protein-rich fibre into your diet. After blending mine together, I store it back inside of a cleaned out Greek yogurt container. It's the perfect yogurt container, after all.
- 8 oz. fresh strawberries, hulled
- 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 and 1/2 cups Stonyfield plain Greek yogurt
- Put the berries, quinoa and honey in a blender. Puree until smooth. Stir in the Greek yogurt.