5.31.2012

Protein Packed Chocolate Frozen Yogurt with Berries

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May I Have Your Attention, Please: This Just In! Ice Cream Is Finally HEALTHY For You! Go ahead, eat as much of this creamy, rich chocolate frozen yogurt... it will melt in your mouth, but only after wowing you with its sweet chocolatey ways.


Ummmmmm, froyo is the bomb. I first developed an addiction during my Senior year at Rhodes College, when a local Memphis froyo joint called "YOLO" opened up less than give minutes away from my apartment. I was a goner. So were my friends. Pretty much everyone I knew. (Sidenote, if you work at YOLO, you're welcome... we probably single handedly paid your operating expenses that semester).

I have to be honest with you here, this was sort of an accident. It all began with a lack of milk (sounds like the opening line for a hilarious book). You see, this workout-a-holic needed her post-workout protein shake. But how's a girl to nom some protein shake sans milk? 

Suddenly, I thought... I could make yogurt! And then another light bulb... and a scream... FROZENNN YOGGURRRTTTT! Imagine Justin's face as I stood in the middle of the kitchen, screaming about frozen yogurt. What a lucky man. ;-)

Have to give some mad props to my friend Monique over at Ambitious Kitchen for this one... After making this frozen yogurt as plain chocolate a few times (and eating it up before I remembered to snap a pic), I finally got a few shots of it con blackberries after I caught a glimpse of her Blackberry & Chocolate Greek Frozen Yogurt Cones and was truly inspired. Seriously. I actually ran back into the kitchen to make this again and add blackberries (after all, my favorite ice cream from Graeters is Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip, which seems fitting).


Protein Packed Chocolate Frozen Yogurt 

Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 145
Grams of Protein: 23g per serving
WW Points: 3
WW PointsPlus: 3

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Greek Yogurt, Vanilla (I used Chobani)
  • 2 scoops Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 heaping handful of Blackberries
  • Optional (for thinning): 2 tbsp Coconut Milk

Directions:
  1. Stir Chocolate Protein Powder into Greek Yogurt. You can either stir it in completely or leave it swirled. Up to you!
  2. Freeze for 2 hours. 
  3. Remove from freezer and let sit for 30 minutes, or until you are able to stir it a bit around the outside. 
  4. To mix it up (which gives it the smooth texture), either pop it in a blender or add 1/2 tablespoons of Coconut Milk and try to stir until you're able to stir it up with a fork.
  5. Add blackberries and serve. :)
Notes:
  • You can make this with any flavor of protein powder! If you're looking for Vanilla Frozen Yogurt, stir in some vanilla protein powder. I've also tried Cookies and Creme protein powder, which would be wonderful in this treat! 
  • Are you going to make this? Send me a pic! I'd love to share it with readers, whether you follow the recipe exactly, or add your own twist! Email it to carly@createliveblog.com or post it on my Facebook wall!











10 comments:

  1. I would like to add it to my essential and patented: best pre workout supplements. Ice cream before a workout or ice cream after a workout. Either way it's fine.

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  2. Protein bars and shakes like vega sport are also great, though healthy ice cream once in a while does make me feel like my 19 y.o. self, drooling over a tub Haagen Dazs, only this time, without the guilt. Thanks for this trip for a great, healthy frozen yogurt!

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  3. Adding a real berry in a frozen yogurt is a great idea. I don’t like berries with preservatives because I like eating fresh fruits with my meal.

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  4. Sometimes I just eat plain vanilla yogurt when I’m on a diet. I will try this Greek Yogurt next time and see if I will add this to my regular food plan.

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  5. Thank you! I'd rather try and start eating healthy now, instead of dying to lose weight and going crazy over reducing tummy fat. Greek yogurt is like every dieting person's best friend!

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  6. Oh sweet! So this is where my girlfriend got the recipe. She gave me this on our blind date, and I can tell 'ya, this recipe's the best she's ever tried for me. Thanks!

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  7. Oh fruit-filled sweets combined with some delicious yogurt! Just the right diet for me! But wait, I heard this is also a one good food for female cause it help them normalize the blood circulation and hormones secretion in their body, especially to all the pregnant women, it's a medically proven fact.

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  8. Greek yogurt is good for the diet! Plus, berries are healthy, so it coconut milk. Thanks for this. I'm a nutritionist, and I'll probably recommend this during consultations. I'll also try this at home.

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  9. All these recipes are healthy and delicious! My kids are fussy eaters, but when I served them these, they finished it up to the last bite. Thank you!

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  10. What a tempting scoop! I'd definitely splurge on this one if I had a bucket at home; I wouldn't have to worry about gaining calories because it's the healthy kind.

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