Goin’ Bananas for Summer


VitasoyAyer, MA, May 29, 2007 – Just in time for summer, Vitasoy USA, Inc., America's leading soymilk flavor innovator, introduces new Chocolate Banana and Strawberry Banana non-dairy beverages. Both are gluten and lactose free.  Made from whole organic soybeans, filtered water and organic cane juice, Vitasoy's "Go Bananas" line is USDA certified organic and heart healthy, with no cholesterol or trans fats. Each serving offers four grams of protein and is low in fat and calories.

There are no genetically modified ingredients, artificial ingredients or flavors, and they are kosher and animal free (vegan).

Vitasoy's Chocolate Banana and Strawberry Banana beverages are delicious additions to some of the most popular quick and easy dishes. Chef Jim Coleman, host of the PBS-TV cooking show "Health Flavors(R)", recommends using Chocolate Banana and Strawberry Banana for his "Outrageous Smoothie" and "Go Bananas Pie" recipes, both of which are printed on the side panel of the "Go Bananas" package.

Perfect for taking to the beach or on family picnics, Vitasoy's "Go Bananas" line can travel anywhere because it doesn't need to be refrigerated until after it has been opened. Enjoy a chilled Chocolate Banana over ice by the pool, or bring a Strawberry Banana to your 4th of July barbecue. Offer them for snacks at the kids' sports games, or share them at work for coffee breaks.


The Vitasoy Innovations Team Breaks New Ground in Soy Taste

"Vitasoy's Go Bananas line is helping to break new ground in the soymilk category by demonstrating the beverage's strong potential for versatility, creativity and innovation. Soy can do anything milk can do, only it's heart-healthier!" said Pam Dietz, head of the Vitasoy Innovations Team. The team's most recent success was the Vitasoy "Winter Seasonals" line. It featured dairy-free Holly Nog, creamy smooth and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, and Peppermint Chocolate, premium chocolate with a lingering mint taste.

Vitasoy's Chocolate Banana and Strawberry Banana organic non-dairy beverages can be found in leading supermarkets and natural food stores nationwide. The suggested retail price is $2.49 – $2.99 per 32-ounce container.

A pioneer in bringing organic and all-natural tofu and soymilk to the United States, Vitasoy-USA, Inc. is committed to producing delicious, innovative foods that promote the health and well being of our families and the earth. Look for the company's premium tofu, soymilk, Asian noodles and wraps, and non-dairy salad dressings and sandwich spreads under the brand names Vitasoy(R), Nasoya(R), and Azumaya(R). For more information about Vitasoy and quick and easy recipes (sample recipe below), visit http://www.vitasoy-usa.com/.

Chocolate Banana Tofu Pie

Purchase or make your own Graham Cracker Crust

1 cup cocoa powder
1 lb Nasoya or Azumaya silken tofu
1 ripe banana
¼ cup Vitasoy Chocolate Banana soymilk
1/3 cup honey
1 Tbsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350F.  Combine the tofu with the cocoa powder and remaining ingredients in blender or food processor.  Process until velvety smooth.  Pour into the piecrust and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the filling is firm and the crust is golden.  Serve at room temperature or chilled.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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