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Instant Frozen Yogurt

19
Jan

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Frozen yogurt, how I love you! Let me count the ways.

Seriously, I’m such a creamy dessert kind of gal. I’m not crazy about cake or cookies (exception: chocolate kinds). I’m all about the mousse, pudding, ice-cream, whipped topping, rice pudding, and frozen yogurt!Especially frozen yogurt. The store bought stuff tastes amazing, not gonna lie, but I don’t like all the extra stuff in it that makes it just as unhealthy as store bought ice-cream. Artificial flavourings, preservatives, high-fructose glucose…those don’t sound nice at all.

I typically try to avoid carbs in the evening, as well as sugar, so I’ve come up with lots of simple dessert ideas to nip that sweet tooth in the bud!

This is my favourite quick recipe! It’s so simple; it really shouldn’t even be called a recipe. It’s also great for a healthy sweet snack or for recovery after a tough workout. I really love to use Greek yogurt to up the protein!

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Basic Instant Frozen Yogurt

  1. ½ cup plain Greek yogurt*
  2. 3-4 packets Truvia**
  3. 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips

*I often use a thick-style of Balkan yogurt if we don’t have Greek.

**I used NuStevia as well, but only up to ¾ of one packet…it’s a LOT sweeter!

Just put the ingredients in a bowl and stir. Add just enough Truvia until it’s as sweet as you like it. Now pop it into your freezer for maybe a half of an hour (ish) and just give it one or two stirs when you pass by the freezer. Once you take it out, it should have an ice-cream consistency. Serves 1.

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Want a bite? You know you do!

Nutritional Info*: Cals: 165, Fat: 13g, Sodium: 70mg, Carbs: 10g, Sugars: 9g, Protein: 4.5g

*This totally varies depending on what Greek yogurt you use. The kind I like using has over 10g of protein per serving!

Bliss Challenge:

The folks over at Bliss have been having different challenges for several weeks now. I’ve participated in one challenge, but I thought it might be fun to join in on their “Week 6” challenge. This week it’s to share 5 things that readers might not know about me…

So, just for fun, here they are!

1. I don’t mind seeing it, but I hate it when people talk about blood or needles. I’m not squeamish, but this sort of does something to me!

2. I want one of those tiny, teacup type dogs. Yes, they are completely useless, but I think they are adorable!

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Isn’t it adorable? Found him (pardon me…her) via Pinterest and totally flipped! This one kinda pulled at my heartstrings too!

3. Change is something I’m not afraid of. I adapt pretty easily to new things.

4. I am Christian and the Lord Jesus gives me fulfillment and a joy-filled existence. I truly couldn’t ask for a better life!

Let Go Let God 01

(picture also via Pinterest – just love this!)

5. I’m still just as crazy about frozen yogurt as when I started writing this post. (duh) Last night I made an amaaazing chocolate chocolate chip version! I might just share it with you sometime! (grin)

I’d love to hear 5 things about you too! Simply comment below…I love reading your comments! You all make my day every day!

Do you like frozen yogurt or ice-cream better?

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21 Responses to “Instant Frozen Yogurt”

  1. Kelly @ Free Spirit Food

    I love this idea. I need to get some stevia to add. I always want ice cream at night… SIGH.

  2. Lauren @ What Lauren Likes

    I think I like fro-yo better than ice cream! Love this recipe! :) And number four…. LOVE IT! Let go and Let GOD! Amen :)

  3. Jessica @ Dishin' About Nutrition

    That puppy!!! I am such a sucker for pups…I have two! If I wasn’t lactose I would definitely be trying that ice cream!

  4. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)

    That looks absolutely delicious! I love froyo as well. I’ve never made homemade before. I guess I should try it out!

  5. Connie the Cookie Monster

    no way! u can make froyo?!?!?!?! im gonna save lotsa money doing this LOL

  6. Leonor

    Fro-yo is my absolute favorite! I may have to try that recipe. I’m also a believer. Nice to know that you are too.

  7. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    I actually prefer creamy desserts, too. That’s a cool idea (literally). I wonder if it would work with the coconut-based Greek-style yogurt (http://www.turtlemountain.com/products/product.php?p=so_delicious_yogurt_cm_gk_plain).

    I think the teacup pup is adorable. I also love that inspiring pic you found on Pinterest.

  8. Annette@ EnjoyYourHealthyLife

    Love this! Looks SO tasty!!

    one thing about me : I LOVE fro yo SO much!!!

  9. Terry

    I never thought of making frozen yogurt this way, but it makes sense! I do the same thing with fruit puree and a sweetener–makes a great, fresh tasting sorbet.

  10. Diane

    Yum! Looks great :o) I just stumbled upon your sight and will have to follow. You have a lot of great, helpful posts.

  11. Sandy a la Mode

    oh how i HEART froyo!! yum!!!!

  12. Coral

    hey girl! i was just looking for healthy recipes and came across this. thanks for sharing it i cant wait to make some. also, its super encouraging to read another christian’s blog. thanks again : )

  13. Wendy

    I will definitely try this! I do have a question, though. I’ve only seen Truvia in here in Canada once and never since so I was wondering if instead of that, Splenda could be used? And if so, how much?

  14. Charissa

    Coral~ So glad you visited! I’m glad you found me!
    Wendy~ Yes, we buy our Truvia in the states, but you can order it on Amazon for a good price too. However for substituting, I don’t recommend Splenda because it’s an artificial sweetener. I think organic sugar would be a better call. You could also try xytiol, coconut sugar, (which is found in health food stores), or maple sugar. However…liquid sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar can work too! :) Hope that helps!

  15. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde

    Wow, what an amazing trick! I love Greek yogurt and frozen yogurt, but this never even crossed my mind. I can’t wait to try it out!

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  17. Shannon | JustAsDelish

    love this! it’s the easiest fro-yo ever! will try it tonight

  18. The Blissful Baker

    I love fro-you as well! This recipe is definitely one I’m gonna have to try! Thanks for posting! Also-I LOVE your ‘let GOd’ poster :)

    Check out my latest recipe @ bakingblissful.blogspot.com

  19. Maria

    Can I substitute the greek yogurt for REGULAR plain yogurt??? I live in brazil and we dont have anyyyy!

  20. Charissa

    Maria~ Absolutely! I do that ALL the time! I love using the Balkan style yogurt because it’s thicker and creamier…

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