So, we made it to the new year. Go us, right?
Like most people, I tend to use the start of the year or month to make new goals for myself. Nothing like a fresh start, ya know? And while I’m not looking to lose any significant amount of weight or anything, I am always interested in new ways to eat healthier.
The problem? I like foods that aren’t necessarily the most nutritious choices. Like, chocolate. And cookies. And chocolate. And ice cream. And chocolate.
So the mission was clear: find new, healthier (grumble…) ways to consume chocolate.
And lately, I’ve been really into recipes that involve my favorite healthy ingredient, Greek yogurt. (I put it in everything, remember?) So when I started seeing a lot of homemade Greek frozen yogurt recipes popping up on Pinterest, I knew what I had to do.
And thus, Chocolate Almond Frozen Yogurt was BORN.
Well, actually, it’s more accurate to say it was tweaked. Because I definitely am not the first person to attempt this. But here’s my favorite way to make it:
1-1 1/2 cups Fage Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (You could use any kind of Greek yogurt, but this is my favorite kind)
1 1/2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
2-5 drops Clear Liquid Stevia
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1-2 shakes cinnamon
1/2 banana, sliced (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Freeze for about 15 minutes, stirring mixture every 5 minutes.
Top with banana slices. (Strawberry slices would also be excellent.)
And that’s it! It’s cold, creamy, and actually good for you. If you were less concerned with calories, I think it would also be fantastic with a tablespoon or two of natural peanut butter blended in. Just saying.
What are some of your favorite healthy recipe tweaks?