Sunday, August 12, 2012

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Soft-Serve

Hello, my peeps!

Ever had Fruyu? Or fro-yo? Or whatever they call it these days... It used to be my favorite guilt-free treat before I started avoiding dairy. I loved that there were all the different fun toppings, and the huge bowls, and all the different soft-serve flavors. All the fruity flavors like blackberry vanilla and strawberry kiwi (etc.) were my very favorite. 

Well, one day, I decided to get adventurous and I bought some coconut probiotic yogurt at the nearby Sprouts farmer's market. Then I froze a banana and three strawberries, added some coconut yogurt into the mix, and something very exciting happened:

Pure bliss. That's what happened. Oh my gosh. So delicious, only three ingredients, and you're seriously going to love it!!!

I love to add Chocolate-Covered Katie's Fudge Babies to this recipe. The creamy, refreshing deliciousness of the frozen yogurt paired with the rich, chocolate brownie adds to the amazingness of it all! 

I also added chopped kiwi, blueberries, and pineapples to my treat. Delish! The cool thing about this recipe is that it's a great base for a fun party sundae. We had some guests over recently and made a HUGE batch of this froyo with the side of brownie bites, kiwi slices, pineapples, and blueberries, and they loved it. I was so happy. :)
My goal with this blog is for people to enjoy healthy pleasures - I want to prove that eating healthy doesn't have to be super hard and self-sacrificing. You shouldn't have to give up your favorite treats. Just re-make them. :)

Here's the recipe:

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Soft-Serve

* 1 frozen banana
* 3 frozen strawberries
* 2 heaping tablespoons vanilla coconut probiotic yogurt (yes, it's vegan)

1) Blend all ingredients in your vitamix blender until creamy and delicious! You may need to use a spatula every 15 to 30 seconds to push down all the ingredients - well, unless you have that black pushing thing the vitamix comes with, cuz then all you have to do is keep pushing the mixture down while it blends. 
2) Serve immediately, as is or paired with delicious toppings like fresh fruit or cookie bites or nuts!

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It's almost my birthday. Woohoo! Just a couple more days. ^_^ My family and I celebrated in Pasadena. One of the places we stopped at was Kind Kreme. *giggles* Oh, it was so fantastic!! It's completely vegan and at least 80 percent raw - definitely a much better alternative to dairy- and sugar-laden ice-cream. 

Coconut chocolate swirl topped with cinnamon latte ice kreme!

Plain coconut chocolate swirl. Mmmmmmmmmmmm.

I soooooo want to remake that soft-serve!!! It's gonna happen. :D

In the meanwhile, you should seriously check that place out. There's one in Los Angeles too! 

I hope you're all having a wonderful summer! 

Much love,

~ Natalyn

1 comment:

  1. “Well, one day, I decided to get adventurous and I bought some coconut probiotic yogurt at the nearby Sprouts farmer's market.” Sometimes, being adventurous leads us to fantastic discoveries. Anyway, aside from being delicious, yogurt can really give you benefits that can boost your health. And as they say, “health is wealth.” :)

    Joseph Carr