Throw just six simple ingredients into a blender to make your very own Fruity Frozen Yogurt Bites which are high in protein, packed with nutrients, and most importantly, deliciously refreshing and toddler approved.
Its official. My two year old son has inherited my sweet tooth..
Which means I now have three sweet tooth’s (teeth?) to manage in this household.
We all love sugar! That’s it, I said it, and I’m not ashamed.
I fully believe that indulging cravings is normal, healthy, and necessary, and I will be teaching how resisting restriction is an important key to building a healthy lifestyle when I start teaching in The School of Health and Happiness later this spring.
But I am trying to get better about choosing more nutritious options to fulfill those cravings, especially as my little buddy asks for a “special treat” EVERY. NIGHT. before bed.
Fruity Frozen Yogurt Bites
Frozen yogurt seems like a perfect way to fulfill a sweets craving, right?
Except, I feel like every time I have made frozen yogurt at home, I have hated the texture once it has been frozen. It gets kind of chunky or gritty, not smooth and creamy like my beloved ice cream.
So I did some experimenting and also remembered that frozen bananas make a creamy, smooth texture.
Together I added the bananas with plain Greek yogurt and a splash of coconut, and voila, the perfect consistency! I always have a big thing of plain Greek yogurt in my fridge. I use it for everything from breakfast bowls to a substitute for sour cream.
I added strawberries because that is what I had in my refrigerator, but feel free to swap any fresh fruit for a little variety in this recipe.
All the Toppings
Once you have the banana-yogurt base made for these delicious Fruity Frozen Yogurt Bites, all you need to do is decide what delicious toppings you want to add to the mix.
I used things that I already had in my cupboard, which I have learned is quite different than what other people may have in their cupboard 🙂
No Goji berries? Try swapping dried cranberries instead.
No raw cacao? (Which I use to trick my two year old into thinking they are chocolate chips 😉 ) Just use real chocolate chips!
Anything that provides nutrients, like vitamins or minerals, fiber or antioxidants, are a perfect choice here. Nuts and seeds would work well too!
- 1 very ripe banana
- 5 strawberries
- 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Optional Toppings
- 1 teaspoon Goji berries
- 1 teaspoon raw cacao nibs
- 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened coconut flakes
In a blender, blend together all ingredients from bananas from vanilla extract.
Pour into a baking mold.
Top with desired toppings.
Freeze for at least 1 hour.
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I hope you and your family enjoy these Fruity Frozen Yogurt Bites as much as my family does!
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