My lovely friend Devon clued me in about these tasty and nutritious yogurt drinks. I'd seen them on the grocery store fridges near the Odwalla juices and Nantucket Nectars, and hadn't realized that Millborne Farm is in Vermont: Shoreham, to be exact. The little bottles are everywhere...I've seen them at gas stations, health food stores and mom 'n' pop places.
What's so healthy about 'em? First of all, they're made from cultured whole milk that is free of rBST. Always a good start. Then, in addition to the cultures that actually turn the milk into yogurt, MF adds a few more strains that are particularly good for digestion. And they add inulin, a type of soluble fiber stored in the roots and rhizomes of plants (such as chicory and dandelion). The end result is high in fiber -- but you'd never know it -- and has lots of vitamins and minerals.
Until recently, I'd only seen four flavors: vanilla, strawberry, pomegranate and orange. But yesterday, D. came home with peach, which was nice, too. Although I think the pomegranate may be my favorite.
* Pic is from the Millborne Farm website