What’s your favorite healthy snack? It’s a more important question than you might think. Most of us – 91% in fact – snack at least once per day. And among all of our choices, yogurt and yogurt-based beverages rank in the top 5 for both morning and lunchtime snacks. It’s no wonder why the humble yogurt aisle keeps growing, but not every cup is created equal.
The newest addition to the aisle is yogurt made with grass-fed milk. Simply put, grass-fed milk comes from cows that naturally graze in fields. These cows consume forage just like nature intended, including grass, clover or alfalfa. Their diets are only supplemented as needed with dried forages, like hay, when the weather doesn’t cooperate or in the winter.
The grass is actually greener.
There’s a good reason why grass-fed milk is becoming popular. It’s better for us and the animals. Grass-fed dairy cows enjoy sunny days in the pasture, eating the foods their bodies were designed to eat. And well-managed grazing of livestock naturally spreads manure and supports soil fertility, which in turn encourages ideal forage growth and reduces erosion. It creates a natural harmony that preserves biodiversity and wildlife.
For our bodies, grass-fed milk provides a healthier balance of nutrients, including higher levels of omega 3s, conjugated linoleic acid, Vitamin E, and beta-carotene. All of this comes with a unique taste that varies from season to season – because you really are what you eat! Imagine the natural rotation of a grass-fed cow’s diet. Sweet, young grass in the spring. Delicately aged greens in the fall. Healthier animals, and healthier fields. It’s milk at its best, the way it should be.
GrassmilkTM on the go.
Organic Valley® knows milk. In 1988, a handful of Midwest family farmers took a stand for better, organic farming and 27 years later they are still leading the way with their GrassmilkTM line of dairy goods. Their cooperative business model allows them to collect the best, 100% grass-fed milk from dedicated family farmers across the U.S. (For fun, find out who your local Organic Valley® farmer is here.)
But back to snacking, because how are you going to take that wonderful grass-fed yogurt on the go? Organic Valley® has you covered with their new line of GrassmilkTM yogurt cups. These convenient 6 oz. servings come in three delicious flavors: strawberry, vanilla, and wild blueberry. And as always you can expect 100% organic ingredients, no GMOs, and never, ever any antibiotics or growth hormones.
All GrassmilkTM yogurt is made with whole milk, the least processed form of milk with a more healthful balance of omega 3s. The whole milk is most evident in the luscious cream top (because why would you homogenize something so good). Mix that cream right in, or be like us and scoop it out directly for the most amazing smoothie ever.
To quote one of our customers: “This is the best yogurt I’ve had since the 70s.” And we couldn’t agree more.
Organic Valley is America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands. Organized in 1988, it represents more than 1,800 farmers in 36 states. Focused on its founding mission of saving family farms through organic farming, Organic Valley produces a variety of organic foods, including organic milk, soy, cheese, butter, spreads, creams, eggs and produce. With its regional model, milk is produced, bottled and distributed right in the region where it is farmed to ensure fewer miles from farm to table to support local economies. You can find your regional farmer here, or follow along on Facebook and Instagram.