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Mastic, also known as ” the tears of Chios” is a gum resin from the mastic tree grown in seven villages on the Greek island of Chios in the Aegean. The gum has subtle resin flavour and has been enjoyed as a chewing gum long before the commercial gum became available.
Salep another ingredient of our Mastic gelato is a rare starchy flour from the tubers of orchids that gives body and elasticity. Alluring and refreshing
Perhaps the most recognised dessert of the Ottoman Empire, Layers of filo pastry filled with cinnamon and clove spiced almond and walnut mix. Our in-house made Baklava is folded into our honey drizzled gelato to reward you with a great combination of flavours.
The dual approach to our Grecian delight is that it can be enjoyed as a breakfast or a great anytime dessert.
A healthy Hi protein snack with a massive dosage of nutrients from the yoghurt, nuts, seeds and Australian honey. Nothing can rival a breakfast like this, low GI packed full of protein from the yoghurt and nuts, minerals and antioxidants. Will see you through till lunchtime. Spoil yourself on the most important meal of the day. Beautiful breakfast simplicity going back to the ancients. The perfect mindful indulgence.
Hand-crafted, using only the finest probiotic yoghurt, Babushka’s range of probiotic Yoghurt Cheese is a smooth, spreadable alternative to cream cheese that isn’t just delicious – it’s also much better for you! With a rich flavour, and irresistibly creamy texture, it outshines cream cheese in every way. Tart, tangy and tasty, it contains 70% less fat, and is great for those who want to indulge without having to worry about their waistlines.
Like all products in Babushka’s range, our Yoghurt Cheese is packed with probiotic goodness, to help promote digestive balance, support your immune system, prevent illness, and help you maintain a healthy body. It’s extraordinarily thick, surprisingly creamy, and the perfect partner for your favourite bread, bagel, wrap or cracker. But it isn’t just for spreading. Babushka’s Yoghurt Cheese is really versatile, and can be used as a healthy dip, as part of a cheese platter, or as an ingredient in dressings, desserts, soups and sauces.
Available in Natural flavour which is for every occasion. Try it, and taste the difference today!
What is Yoghurt Cheese?
Babushka’s probiotic Yoghurt Cheese takes its inspiration from Labneh – a traditional, strained yoghurt that has been eaten across the Middle East for centuries. A popular and versatile ingredient, it is often served with olive oil and bread as a breakfast dish, and is an integral part of a mezze platter. To make Babushka’s probiotic Yoghurt Cheese, we’ve taken this idea, and made it even better! We take the finest, natural probiotic yoghurt, and then gently squeeze all the whey out of it. The result is a mouth-watering, firm, thick and spreadable natural yoghurt that is a tasty, versatile substitute for cream cheese and sour cream.
It’s also much healthier than normal yoghurt, and becoming increasingly popular across Australia thanks to its richer, thicker texture. And because the whey is removed from the yoghurt cheese, it is both higher in protein, and lower in carbs than ordinary yoghurt. This high protein content means that despite its low-fat and calorie content, it’s really satisfying. So whether you are eating it as part of a meal or as a snack, it will keep you fuller for longer than you might think.
Even more delicious, 70% less fat than cream cheese, and full of healthy probiotics – it’s a real winner.
Your healthy lifestyle
At Babushka’s, we believe in creating food that is both healthy and tasty. We’ve all started diets, only to succumb to temptation when faced with our favourite comfort foods, and that’s why we set out to create an indulgent Yoghurt Cheese that can be enjoyed without feeling guilty. We never compromise on flavour, so whether you’re starting a new diet, or already eating healthily, our probiotic Yogurt Cheese is an invaluable ingredient when it comes to making a low-fat or reduced calorie diet tastier and more interesting. Eating Babushka’s probiotic Yoghurt Cheese means that you don’t have to make the choice between healthy eating and tasty food – you can have the best of both worlds.
For people who cannot or choose not to eat dairy or soy, almonds are a gift. These tree nuts are nutrient rich and contain antioxidants. Plus they make for a really tasty base for dairy-free milks and ice creams.
Almond milk has been in use since the middle Ages, when it was used in cooking as a substitute for cow’s milk. Almond milk stores well, so medieval cooks used it instead of cow’s milk, which spoils rapidly without refrigeration and had to be immediately processed into butter or cheese for storage.
Almonds are rich in protein, fibre, magnesium, selenium, manganese, zinc, potassium, iron, phosphorus, trytophan and calcium. The high levels of antioxidant vitamin E in almond milk make it effective in the prevention of cancer and can slow the signs of aging.
Almond milk also contains flavonoids and good monounsaturated fats, which help to lower levels of Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) “bad” cholesterol and protect the heart. US researchers found the powerful antioxidants in almonds help inhibit the growth of radicals and support a strong immune system.
The UK Institute of Food Research has found that almond meal is a natural prebiotic assisting the growth of beneficial gut flora and bacteria in the intestinal tract, which Babushkas knows is good for overall health, immunity and wellbeing.
Coconut milk from a nutritional perspective is an excellent choice. It is high in saturated fatty acids and medium-chain triglycerides (MCT). These have varied benefits on your health and are burned easily as fuel for your body unlike other fatty acids. MCTs are particularly beneficial in that they don’t require bile acids for digestion. They are directly shunted to the liver via the portal vein.
There are three main benefits of coconut milk, Immune system health, heart disease prevention and weight loss.
Immune System Health:
Coconut milk contains lauric acid, antimicrobial lipids and capric acid. These have antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. The body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, which is believed to fight the and bacteria that cause herpes, influenza and even HIV. A great companion to have along the probiotics in the fight against bad bacteria with your system.
Coconut milk has been spotlighted in recent research due to the health benefits of medium chain fatty acids and saturated fats and their impacts on heart health. People who eat primarily coconut oils rather than vegetable or animal fats have significantly lower levels of heart disease. The reason for this is how well the body is able to breakdown and turn to fuel the fats in coconut oil especially compared to animal and vegetable fats.
Medium chain fatty acids kill the three major types of atherogenic organisms, the bacteria that cause the formation of plaque in the arteries that may lead to heart disease. A feat antibiotics are not able to achieve alone
Some counterintuitive research has revealed that not eating enough fat can in fact make you fat. Healthy fats in the diet help the body feel full and satiates the brain receptors that control appetite. People who eat more healthy fats like those found in coconut milk eat less than those who don’t get enough fat or are eating “bad” fats those fats that the body struggles to breakdown.
The main benefit of the rice milk in babushkas nondairy yoghurt is how ridiculously low in fat and calories it is. We need the protein and solids offered by nut/grain milk to give a good consistency to our yoghurt and we could have added more almond or coconut. However despite some fats being good, we can all agree that unnecessary extra fat is something we can do without. The rice milk helps give the yoghurt body and mouth-feel and contributes so little to the fat and calorie count.
So that is the base of our tasty healthy yoghurt. Many benefits, filled with nutrients, antioxidants, minerals high in good fats but low in fat all round.
Now for the other ingredients that go into our yoghurt. How they are good for you and why have put them there.
Hippocrates taught that the first and foremost principle of medicine must be to respect nature's healing forces, which inhabit each living organism. He strongly believed in good food and related the course of any ailment to poor nutrition and bad eating habits.
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