Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Green Valley Organics Lactose Free Giveaway and Review

Green Valley Organics Lactose Free yogurts, kefirs and new sour cream were created to help folks who are lactose intolerant enjoy all the health benefits and great taste of real dairy without the tummy troubles, bringing peace, love and dairy back into their lives.

From the makers of Redwood Hill Farm, a family-owned company committed to digestive health for more than 40 years, Green Valley Organics is a brand consumers can trust, made with organic milk that carries the Certified Humane Raised and Handled® label, which is considered the gold standard in third-party certification for humane animal treatment. Redwood Hill Farm and Green Valley Organics are the only dairy brands with Flourish, a custom blend of 10 live and active cultures that deliver millions of “good-for-you probiotics” in every spoonful.
Dedicated to protecting the environment and green open spaces, Green Valley Organics is a proud supporter of the Climate Protection Campaign, Sonoma Land Trust and Sonoma Land Paths. Visit GreenValleyLactoseFree.com for tips on living with lactose intolerance, great recipes and more information on Owner Jennifer Bice and the company’s wholesome products and earth-friendly business practices, including the recent installation of a new solar energy system at the Green Valley Organics creamery.

Below I will share one of their recipes great for Thanksgiving time. Green Valley Organics was kind enough to send coupons for their products, a Tshirt and an insulated shopping bag. I had planned to make a gluten free version of the pumpkin cake below, but sadly my store only carries 3 different flavors of their yogurt. That's it. No kefirs, sour creams or even plain yogurt. So my review will be on their blueberry and strawberry yogurt (I couldn't reach the vanilla flavor clear in the back of the top shelf). So check your store to see which products they do carry. I will honestly say that I really liked their yogurt, it is creamy, a thicker consistency (which I like in yogurts), these have the fruit at the bottom so you have to stir it.

Their yogurts come in Peach, Blueberry, Vanilla, Strawberry, Honey and Plain and are:
•Made with real dairy, lactose free
•Flourish® is our probiotic rich combination of 10 live & active cultures
•Less added sugar than many yogurts
•Kosher certified and gluten free
•Organic and delicious
•Certified Humane®

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from Green Valley Organics

A surprise filling of brown sugar streusel makes this pumpkin-flavored cake a special treat. Save a bit of icing for drizzling over each serving of this wonderful cake.

•½ cup packed brown sugar
•1 tsp. ground cinnamon
•¼ tsp. ground allspice
•2 tsp. butter

Combine brown sugar, cinnamon and allspice in small bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumble.

•3 cups all-purpose flour
•1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
•2 tsp. baking soda
•1 tsp. salt
•2 cups granulated sugar
•1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
•4 large eggs
•1 cup 100% pure pumpkin
•8 oz Green Valley Organics sour cream
•2 tsp. vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt pan.

2. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Beat granulated sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add pumpkin, sour cream and vanilla extract; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
3. To assemble: Spoon half of batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle Streusel over batter, not allowing Streusel to touch sides of pan. Top with remaining batter. Make sure batter layer touches edges of pan.
4. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool for 30 minutes in pan on wire rack. Invert onto wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle with Glaze.
Combine: 1 ½ cups sifted powdered sugar and 2 to 3 Tbsp. orange juice or milk in small bowl; stir until smooth.

Estimated Times: Preparation - 12 minutes; Cooking - 55 minutes. Yields 12 to 16 serving

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*Disclosure* I wrote this review for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about Green Valley Organics . The product(s) in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting my review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation. Product info & stock images provided by PR or Co.

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5 Lovely Comments:

janetfaye said...

I would like to try Vanilla Yogurt.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I like the plain kefir.

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

Debbi said...

I would really like to try their lactose free sour cream.

debbi.diamondgrove at gmail dot com

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