Hi, my name is Emily and I am a frozen yogurt addict. Yes, you heard me. I cannot resist the creamy, refreshing, low-fat treat. Not only has it seemingly become a nightly habit nearly 5 out of 7 nights of the week for me, but I have passed on the addiction to my boyfriend as well. Between the two of us tempting each other to hop in the car and visit our local spot (or I should probably say “spots”), we easily spend far beyond what would be an appropriate froyo budget.
You’ve all heard the latest craze about this low-fat or fat-free ‘guiltless’ dessert packed with probiotics. Yes, it is better than having a bowl of ice cream, a cupcake, or a cookie for dessert. Additionally, with the new self-serve frozen yogurt trend you can easily watch your portion size. That is, as long as you can resist the temptation to fill up those humungous containers. However if you are watching your waistline or your wallet, the cost per ounce and sugar calories can add up.
In order to keep your waistline taut and your wallet fat, try this homemade frozen yogurt recipe!
Note: You will need an ice cream maker for this recipe.
3 ripe bananas
2 cups of Greek or regular non-fat plain yogurt
½ cup Stevia in the Raw
½ tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1. Cut the bananas into slices and freeze for 2 hours.
2. Combine frozen banana slices, Stevia, vanilla, and yogurt in a food processor or blender until smooth.
3. Pour mixture into your ice cream maker. Follow the machine’s manual instructions to prepare.
Don’t dig bananas? Use any frozen fruit of your liking, put in a handful of chocolate or carob chips, and/or some nut butter!