Last week Ocado sent us an item we didn't order. Mistake, marketing treat, random act of kindness, I have no idea but since it was a tub of yoghurt, which we order a lot of, I guess it could be either of those things.
Named "Lindahl's Turkish 10% Yoghurt" I got a bit excited. Is it Swedish (I sometimes dream of Swedish yoghurt and sour milk, or "filmjölk", something I really miss)? Why is it then labelled "Turkish"? 10%, awesome! Finding tasty, creamy full fat yoghurt without heaps of sugar in it is not easy, in my opinion.
Looking at the details, it sounded quite promising. With only 5 grams of carbs per 100 grams, and added cream, it sounds like a dairy eating low carbers dream.
Since the Swedish sounding name intrigued me, I did a quick google and yes, it's produced by a company from Sweden. Apparently, the man on the packaging has sued them for using his face without his permission. And he isn't Turkish at all, he is Greek! So... A "Turkish" yoghurt, made by a Swedish company, manufactured in Germany, marketed with a Greek face. We live in a multi cultural globalized world, no doubt about it!
Anyway. This morning we used it for Wendy's "Yoghurt and frozen banana smoothie surprise", and as it turns out this is indeed a very creamy yoghurt! Really tasty, silky and rich.
Ingredients, serves 2
3 frozen bananas
1 cup yoghurt (about as much as banana)
Choice of surprise
Tip: Make sure the bananas ripen properly before you freeze them. The more ripe they are, the sweeter they will be. We always keep a bunch of bananas in the freezer to use for treats like smoothies or banana bread (oooh, really naughty).
As for surprise, add what you feel like. Wendy always adds a shot of espresso. But you can use peanut butter (my favourite), honey, blueberries, strawberries, or do combos: "Yoghurt and frozen banana peanut butter espresso blueberry smoothie"! What can ever go wrong?
Put the bananas and yoghurt in a stick blender beaker, and mix together using the blender. Add your surprise, mix some more until smooth and creamy. Done.
While not necessarily very strict low carb, it is a really tasty treat for those days where you want something sweet-ish with creamy richness.
Lastly, thank you very much Ocado for sending us this random pot of globetrotter yoghurt!