Monday, 14 October 2013

LIBERTE #Review and Recipes

How many of you have heard of Liberte Greek style yogurts? I hold my hands up I hadn't, but if you haven't tried them you are missing out on a treat!


Liberte have been crafting recipes with quality ingredients since 1936 with fine fruits and a forkful of passion. The company was actually established by the Kaporovsky family in Montreal, Canada. They had a simple mission to make the very best dairy possible.
Today Liberte is staying true to the Kaporovsky family mission, crafting its recipes with the very best quality ingredients recipes and fine fruits the strained Greek style yogurt are still made in Canada today.
They have been retailing there products in the United Kingdom since April of this year and are available from most major retailers.

I actually tried three products in this range, strawberry fields, blueberry harvest and the natural strained Greek style yogurt.


Liberte natural yogurt is free of fat, artificial sweeteners and preservatives, it has a deliciously creamy taste and thick texture, Its actually that thick you could eat it with a fork, take my word for it, it is really really thick. Now I have to be honest I never know what to do with natural yogurt I am not keen on eating it on its own, so the lovely people at Liberte sent me some recipes.
we tried out the Monica's banana yogurt loaf I didn't even know you could put yogurt into a loaf so I decided I would definitely give this a go.

Monica's Banana and yogurt loaf


Ingredients;
  • 4 x large banana- mashed
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 1Tsp baking powder
  • half Tsp baking soda
  • half Tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g Liberte natural Greek style yogurt
  • 75g melted butter
 Method;
  • Pre-heat oven to 190C
  • Place flour and spices together in a mixing bowl
  • stir sugar, eggs, yogurt and melted butter together in a separate bowl.
  • Add wet mix and mashed bananas to flour and combine lightly into a lumpy mix.
  • cook for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick pushed into cake comes out clean.
The recipe was fantastic, the loaf was very moist you could see the bits of banana when it had been sliced, you could smell and taste the aroma of cinnamon, It was delicious when it had been cooked and to be quite honest the loaf was that big it lasted us in puddings for three days the boys loved it we had it topped with custard the second day and it really was yummy I was very impressed.

Another recipes you could try with the Greek style yogurt is;

Fennel, Apple & celeriac salad with seafood. 

   Ingredients;
  •  1 Large Fennel
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 1 celeriac
  • 150g 0% Liberte natural Greek style yogurt
  • 1Tbsp Whole grain mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 prawns
  • 8 Scallops
  • 8 bite size pieces of salmon
  • 1Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 finally grated lemon zest
Method;
  • Finely slice the fennel into thin strips
  • slice the apple and celeriac thinly and then into thin strips
  • place all in to a bowl and stir in the yogurt and mustard
  • season to taste with salt and pepper
  • Toss the seafood in the oil and lemon zest with two pinches of salt and a few twists of pepper
  • heat the griddle pan and cook the seafood for about 1-2 minutes turning halfway
  • serve with salad

To be honest we didn't try this as I am not a great lover of seafood but if any of you try it out I would love to hear your thoughts and how you get on with it!

Next up I tried the strawberry fields and blueberry harvest both of these yogurts are are fat free and contain a layer of natural yogurt on top of the specific real fruit for there flavour. Both products are naturally rich in protein, surprisingly thick and creamy tasting and are free from artificial sweeteners and preservatives.

I love that both of these two flavors have two layers it gives them something extra they are very tasty, creamy and simply delectable, you would never guess they were fat free they as they are very tasty and feel quite naughty but their not! I am actually surprised that even Liam enjoyed these yogurts and he is such a fussy child I think I have just found my sneaky way of getting him to eat some fruit!

Over all I was very impressed by all three of the products I am not sure I would have been with the natural strained yogurt on Its own If I hadn't of been given the recipes, but this is purely because my taste buds just doesn't really like natural yogurt on its own. But the two flavoured yogurts are fab they would be great for lunchboxes or as a snack on there own.
All the yogurt products are priced  £2.19 which I think is quite reasonable.

Liberte have also just released two new yogurts to their range delectable honey and refreshing lemon unfortunately I haven't had the pleasure of trying these new little beauty's yet! but they will be on my shopping list for next time. I would love to hear your thoughts and what you think if you have tried any of this range?
    


You can find out more product information, history of the brand, recipes and much much more over on there webpage www.liberteyogurt.co.uk  you can also find out more on Facebook and Twitter

I bought the yogurts for this review myself however the recipes were sent to me from Liberte all opinions expressed are honest and remain my own.
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