Frozen yogurt these days can mean an ingredient list like this, a best selling ‘low fat’ yoghurt – talk about weirdo packets of fakeness!
My rule is, if I have to look something up with google to see what it is in an ingredient list, then it is not a food I could make in my kitchen and therefore processed and not real food (while there might be real food ingredients in the mix). There are ingredients in here that are documented to be known irritants to gastrointestinal tract, liver, cause hypertension, hyperactivity, hives… WHY? It’s just plain ridiculous. If you’re new to all this, download the wonderful Chemical Maze app so you can punch in the ingredients and see if the additive is ‘safe’ or not.
So, the good news is it doesn’t have to be this way. Here’s a real frozen yogurt, packed with goodness and nutritionally sound enough to have for breakky, dessert or as an afternoon icy pop in the summer time.
Real Food. Happy Bodies
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Frozen Yoghurt – Breakfast, Dessert or Icy Pops Recipe
- 300 g frozen mixed organic berries
- 1 frozen ripe banana (reduce if needing to lower the fructose. remember to peel first before freezing! Trust me)
- 2 tbsp chia seed (crush into bran first in a high speed blender or thermomix to not get into your teeth. Leave them out if they aggravated your tummy)
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon*
- 2 tsp beetroot powder (optional. The bioglan one is beautiful)
- 6 heaped tbsp coconut or whole milk yoghurt (plus more for garnish if you want to be fancy!)
Pop all in your high powered blender or Thermomix and blend 5 seconds (speed 6 TM)
Repeat same step another 2-3 times to get it super smooth and creamy
Pour into glasses or bowls
Top with coconut yoghurt and a sprinkle of beetroot powder to garnish
OPTIONS: Make this your own. Skip the banana altogether if you want – I’d replace with a pasture raised / organic fed eggwhite so that you get a good ‘whip / creamy’ vibe in that case.
TOPPING OPTIONS: You could add crushed nuts and seeds, bee pollen… Whatever you fancy!