You know what's really weird? Today is NATIONAL BANANA LOVER'S DAY. First of all, I didn't even know that this national holiday existed (but I'm excited that it does!), and secondly, I just happened to edit my banana froyo & cookie dough post for TODAY - is that bizarre or what? It must be fate! While checking out the national food calender, I also learned that it is officially "National Eat Dessert First Month", so this recipe is coming at you at the perfect time! This is a treat that you definitely can eat FIRST, and it would be totally healthy, acceptable, and WeekNight Bite-approved.
I used to be a total frozen yogurt addict . . . I'd go several times a week, and I really looked forward to it because it was like social hour with all of my girlfriends. Sadly, the joy that I had during my Yogurtland outings was quickly replaced by a major stomach ache afterwards, every time. I finally decided that I had to give it up . . . first of all, dairy has never been my best friend, and secondly, fro-yo is so processed and full of fake sugars and chemicals . . . yuck! Since giving it up, I have really missed this sweet, summery treat, and I'm so excited that I finally have a healthy, natural, and equally delicious replacement for it!
My friend Abby (also seen here and here) from SAYiWON'T FiT taught me about the magic that happens when you blend (and blend and blend) frozen bananas. It turns into frozen yogurt/ice cream consistency! We added cacao nibs, which are high in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and also added almond butter, and dates - and these 4 ingredients are all that
it takes to make this delicious fro-yo!
Of course, with frozen yogurt, ya gotta have some toppings! Am I right or am I right!? Cookie dough has always been my favorite, so we gave my dainty food processor another workout and whipped up our healthy, clean version of cookie dough. This is officially my new favorite treat!
Serves 2 - 3.
2 frozen bananas (slice them first, then freeze them)
1 tbsp natural almond butter
1 pitted date
1-2 tbsp cacao nibs
7 pitted dates
2 tbsp natural almond butter
2 tbsp shredded coconut (optional)
2 tbsp cacao nibs
2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup raw steel-cut oats
(This will make more than 2-3 servings, so just keep some in your
freezer to snack on later!)
I hope you love this healthy makeover of frozen yogurt with cookie dough as much as I do! Finding cleaner, healthier substitutes is really the key to staying on track and having a balanced diet. This "fro-yo" is always in my freezer now for when I need a sweet treat, and I'm so grateful Abby taught me how to cure my fro-yo cravings in a much healthier way!
Happy Banana Lover's Day! Enjoy!
July 28th, 2016
December 6, 2016
Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.