Friday, August 18, 2006

Ice Cream and V-8

I have two more reasons to stop at the grocery store on your way home today. Haagen-Dazs has a line of "Light" ice creams, and the Vanilla Bean puts many of the regular full-fat ice creams on the grocer's freezer to shame. It's that good. They have quite a few of their regular flavors available in "Light" versions, but no Mayan Chocolate as of yet. (My hips are safe from massive weight gain for now...)

Also thanks to my neighbors that introduced me to the pints of take home Haagen-Dazs, I've found a new drink that's a little less likely to leave me shopping for bigger pants. I've always wished I could stomach V8 Vegetable Juice, but it just has such an overpowering gross flavor I would cringe at just a sip. Thanks to V8's new VFusion, I can get my veggies without having to suffer through consuming lots of those little trees, known to most people as broccoli. It comes in three flavors, and so far I've tried the Peach Mango. I can't find any of that powerful vegetable taste in it so far, which to me is a good thing. According to the package, one 8oz glass is the "equivalent" of 1/2 cup of fruit and 1/2 cup of vegetables. While nothing beats eating a carrot in it's natural raw form for maximum nutritional value, this does easily top my current rate of vegetable consumption. It is considered "not a low-calorie food" but I think it's better use of calories than the excuse for calories found in many sodas.

Just a couple of things to pick up on your trip by the grocery store this weekend. Sometimes it doesn't take traveling any farther than your own kitchen for a bit of culinary goodness.


Anonymous said...

Very good to know. Haven't tried those yet.

Anonymous said...

Very good information. Haven't tried this stuff yet.

Anonymous said...

Trees are your friend,nothing wrong with eating those little trees, they are good for you too!