Even in the middle of winter, sometimes I crave a smoothie. There’s something about the blend of fruits mixed with ice cream or milk that just really hits the spot when you feel like you need a hint of sweetness without too much sugar. There’s a smoothie shop on my way in to work, but their smallest size costs around $4.00. A more cost effective way to get delicious smoothies in the comfort of your own home is to try the new Yoplait Frozen Smoothies.
Found in the frozen fruit section, Yoplait Frozen Smoothies provide almost everything you need to make your own frozen smoothie. Each bag contains frozen fruit pieces as well as real Yoplait yogurt pieces that you simply add milk to and then blend. In the picture below, you can see the bag of Strawberry Mango Pineapple Yoplait Frozen Smoothie that I tried. You can clearly see the ripe fruit pieces and the yogurt pieces (the white ones that look like banana.) The other available smoothie flavors are Strawberry Banana and Triple Berry.
In addition to providing one full serving of fruit per smoothie, the Yoplait Frozen Smoothies also have live & active cultures, Vitamins A and C, plus a good amount of calcium when you add the milk. Each package contains enough fruit and yogurt pieces to make two 8 ounce smoothies that have 110 calories each (when using skim milk.)
I decided to make my smoothie for a mid-afternoon snack before heading out to the mall. Preparation was very easy – throw in the fruit pieces, add milk, and hit blend. I suspect that the smoothness of your smoothie depends on how good your blender is, but I’m sure that the fact that all of the pieces seem to be individually flash frozen (as opposed to all clumped together) helps your blender blend everything efficiently. The blender I used was able to pulverize the smoothie in about 15 seconds – so fast that I kept checking and blending it because I couldn’t believe all of the pieces would blend so quickly.
The Strawberry Mango Pineapple Yoplait Frozen Smoothie was the perfect blend of flavors for me, with the fruit being the most prominent flavor and the yogurt flavor being the subtle and tasty background. It wasn’t too icy or watered down like other smoothies that you make with ice. It tasted completely natural and healthy, which made me feel like I was being healthy drinking it (and given the ingredients, I guess I actually was.) It was one of those smoothies that you just keep wanting to drink as fast as you can, but you don’t because you don’t want to suffer from brain freeze. I finished my single serving in about 5 minutes.
The Yoplait Smoothie is not a meal replacement, but it is a perfect and easy drink that you can prepare for breakfast, snacking, or for dessert. With real fruit and yogurt pieces I think this is a much healthier option than some of my other go-to snacks.
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Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free Yoplait Frozen Smoothie gift pack and information from Yoplait through MyBlogSpark to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.