Wednesday, September 26, 2012

{recipe} strawberry banana frozen yogurt

I keep going through these phases of "I WANT IT TO BE FALL SO BAD OMG" & "summer, you aren't so bad when you dip a bit below the 95 degrees .every.single.day. temperature gauge."

Right now, I'm in the second phase. Tampa is so lovely and enjoyable when it is in the 80s. Too bad 98 degrees rings in at the high every day May-September. With no Nick Lachey to ease the pain either. Ugh.


This frozen yogurt is incredibly easy to make and is a yummy treat that you can enjoy morning, afternoon, or night. That's right... it's HEALTHY! :) I mean... froyo is obviously always the "healthier choice" compared to normal ice cream, but this stuff has no added sugar or weird ingredients that you can't pronounce. 

The secret is to use frozen bananas that were put in the freezer at their most delicious peak of ripeness. We don't necessarily want bananas that were frozen after all of the brown spots showed up to play. Save those for banana bread and muffins. Freeze your bananas just as they are beginning to ripen for frozen yogurt... while they are still mainly yellow.

My momma is an expert banana freezer. I always used to just throw cut-up bananas into tiny ziploc bags, but they always ended up turning a darker color in the freezer. My mom individually wraps each banana in saran wrap & then throws them all into a huge ziploc. (see below!) Doing so keeps the bananas fresh and ready for smoothies or frozen yogurt.


Strawberry Banana Frozen Yogurt:
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:
  • 2 frozen bananas, cut into chunks
  • 3 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 2/3 cup yogurt of choice (I used 2 peach Activia cups)
Directions:
  1. Process in blender until mixed together thoroughly.


Enjoy every spoonful.

xo, Jen

5 comments:

  1. Omg this looks so good! It's about 100 degrees out right now and this would be perfect... PS I'm giving away a gold monogram necklace this week and I would love for you to enter! http://lovealamodeblog.com/2012/09/25/giveaway-100-monogram-necklace-from-nashelle-jewelry-design/

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  2. Thanks for the tip about wrapping them in saran wrap! I have a Yonanas maker and I always make frozen banana froyo, but I never freeze my bananas the right way and they always turn brown :( This recipe looks delish!!

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  3. Jen, OH MY GOSH, this looks phenomenal! And so easy to make! Thanks for that banana freezing tip. I would have never thought to wrap each one in saran wrap.

    Um, and I totally lol-ed here in front of my laptop when I read that 98 degrees joke. Hilarious.

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  4. Yum! I can already taste how delicious it is just by looking at the photo! I’m sure the minced strawberry gave it an extra delish flavor, as well as additional health benefits. Good job!

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