Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ZOKU Round Pop Mold {WIW}

Today I made some yogurt + mixed berry popsicles using the ZOKU Round Pop Mold.

I used Stonyfield Whole Milk Plain Yogurt and Trader Joe's organic mixed berry blend. 


I own several of the ZOKU products, but I was very pleased with these nice round pops! The mold is BPA-Free and very easy to clean.

For a creamier texture, you can use yogurt as the base. If you're looking for something a little more popsicle-y, I would use coconut water or any 100% fruit juice with no added sugars. Plus, whatever fruit you want, of course!


You can watch a video on the pops here:

You can find the mold here: Zoku Slow Pops: Round Pop Molds (aff link)

I'm also giving away one free ZOKU Round Pop Mold! All you have to do is either leave a comment on this post, comment on the video, or leave a comment on the Facebook post talking about this!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Low Amylose Friendly Yogurt

One of our most popular questions is, "What kind of yogurt can I eat?"

There is only one yogurt yogurt that I have been able to find that is Low Amylose friendly, but I can't find it locally. (It's Nancy's Yogurt. Some of their flavored yogurts are sweetened with agave nectar. Avoid the soy yogurt as soy is not good for those of us with PCOS.)

Since I can't buy any already made at the store, I like to sweeten my own. It's very simple and versatile. It's the perfect addition to any meal or on it's own as a snack or dessert.

What you'll need:
Yogurt (plain or greek) 
Fruit (fresh or frozen)
Nuts (sliced or chopped, almonds or pecans work best)
Low Amylose friendly sweetener (honey, agave nectar, liquid stevia, date paste, etc)

Step 1:
Fill the bottom of the bowl with whatever fruit you want. 

Step 2:
If you're using a sweetener like date paste or liquid stevia, mix the sweetener into the yogurt. You may also decide to add a dash cinnamon and/or vanilla into the yogurt for more flavor as well. Then, top the fruit with your yogurt.

If you're using a sweetener like honey or agave nectar, once you add the yogurt to your bowl, lightly drizzle with your sweetener.

Step 3:
Top with your favorite chopped or sliced nut. This gives you the added crunch that granola would have. 

Eat this right away, otherwise the yogurt might separate and the nuts will get soft.


You can watch the video below:

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

How To Live Low Amylose?

I'm pleased to finally be done with the redesign of our blog and the official kick off to our YouTube channel!

It's been awhile, but I'm finally able to give this space the attention it deserves.

Our first video is our food guide explaining how to live a Low Amylose lifestyle.

I've got plenty more blog posts and vlogs ready to be posted. I've got meal ideas, snack ideas, and lots of Low Amylose friendly recipes for you to try.

You can check out our first video here:

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