Strawberries were supercheap at Aldi a week ago, and I ended up with a glut. I chopped and froze a lot of them for later use, but today as I was looking through my refrigerator, I found some fresh ones that threatened to go south if I didn’t do something with them soon. I also had a few brown bananas. The combination reminded me of my favorite yogurt flavor when I was a little kid: strawberry-banana. If it works in yogurt, why not in muffins?
Pomegranates go on sale this time of year, so I froze some along with the applesauce I made recently for a rich sorbet. I love how it turned out—delicious, creamy and pomegranate-y. Ingredients ¾ cubes of frozen unsweetened applesauce* ¾ frozen strawberries ½ frozen pomegranate seeds, plus a few for sprinkling 1 tablespoon almonds 2 tablespoons full-fat coconut milk Freeze the … Read more
It is so freaking hot here. Is that how all my blog posts start lately? Until this heat wave passes, I will be living on blender ice cream – which isn’t a terrible diet since it’s fruit, fruit, more fruit, and a hint of stevia. And maybe a smidgen of vegetables thrown in. I snuck some tomatoes into this sorbet. You don’t have … Read more
Today was hot, humid and horrible – the perfect weather to forgo cooking of any kind and eat healthified ice cream instead. With a lot of fruit, a little yogurt, and a dash of cream, it’s the nutritional equivalent of fruit salad. But it’s the taste equivalent of a creamy fruit gelato, and it takes just two minutes to make – which is … Read more
A hint of pistachios makes this sugar-free ice cream feel positively decadent. And since it’s made in a blender, all that goodness can be yours in just a couple of minutes from now. Ingredients 10 salted pistachios, shells remove 1½ cups frozen strawberries ½ cup frozen peaches 1 tablespoon heavy cream 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt 1 packet Truvia or … Read more
Frozen yogurt with no added sugar, lots of fruit, and a texture as rich and velvety as ice cream? It’s not an impossible dream. This recipe has only strawberries, pears, plain Greek yogurt, a dash of milk and Truvia. Last year I splurged on a Vitamix to simplify ice cream making and other tasks, and I’m glad I did – in … Read more