When I used to work downtown, the “PATH” or shopping concourse was both a convenience and a curse. I would start my day in the food court with a breakfast sandwich and a tea or coffee, and I would have some sort of fast food for lunch. Sure, there were healthier options, but there were only so many $12 salads that I could afford! I probably spent $2500 a year on coffees and lunches and I worked downtown for 10 years – CRAZY! For the past three years, ever since I started working from home, I make myself a smoothie every weekday for lunch. Not only has this been an economical choice for me, but a super healthy one too!
My signature smoothies always include a variety of fresh or frozen fruits, spinach and yogurt, among other things that I find at my local health food store. When I heard about the new iögo large yogurt pouches, I was thrilled because they’re perfect for someone who goes through as much yogurt as I do!
I’ve tried a few different yogurt brands over the years, but my favourite over the past year has been iögo – it’s so smooth and creamy, comes in a variety of flavours, and they have probiotic and Greek varieties too!
The new iögo large pouches are easy to pour and manipulate – I can squeeze out every last drop of delicious yogurt! The resealable cap prevents spillage in the fridge and the packaging is 100% recyclable. I’m creating far less waste with these large pouches than I used to with individual yogurt cups, and I feel great about that! They’re available for only $5.99 CAD at most major grocery stores, including Loblaws, Metro, Food Basics, FreshCO, Longo’s, Sobeys and more.
Want to try my delicious and nutritious smoothie recipe?
- 1 cup all-natural orange juice
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup sliced frozen peaches
- 1 cup sliced frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 2 handfuls of fresh baby spinach
- 1 cup of iögo yogurt (any flavour you like)
Blend the ingredients together in your blender and enjoy! If you have any other nutritional supplements, feel free to add them. Sometimes I add chia seeds, maca root powder or flax to my smoothie. This recipe usually yields 2 full cups so it’s a great lunch!
Look for the new iögo pouches at your nearest grocery store today!