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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.
Fruity Frozen Yogurt
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.
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 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 large strawberries, hulled
- 1 cup homemade coconut milk yogurt
- 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 bite
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 25 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 4mg Carbohydrates: 3g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Protein: 1g