My frozen yogurt habit has gotten out of control.
I don't know when or why it happened, but lately, I have been hitting up Forever Yogurt about twice a week. I can't get enough of my two favorite flavors: Mom's Cake Batter and Salted Caramel Popcorn.
Unfortunately, there are two problems with this addiction. First, it costs money. No, it's not expensive, but over time, who knows - it could add up. Second, it's very high in sugar, which, on its own is fine every once in a while, but when you're going back more and more, it becomes a bit of an issue.
My solution? Make my own. Less money. Less sugar. More protein.
I made a chocolate protein frozen yogurt a while back, and was pretty satisfied with that. When ViSalus contacted me and asked me to develop some recipes using their product, I immediately knew that this would be Stop Number 1 on the ViSalus Train. I'd tried their shake powder before and thought it tasted deceptively like cake batter. So, this was pretty much the perfect storm.
Mom's Cake Batter Frozen Yogurt (with ViSalus):
- 1/2 cup 0% Plain Greek Yogurt (I have used Fage, Chobani, and Oikos)
- 2 scoops ViSalus Powder (or 1 scoop regular protein powder - the ViSalus scooper is itty bitty)
- In a mixing bowl, combine ingredients and mix well, until all powder pockets have disappeared. You should be able to do it with a spoon.
- Freeze for at least 2 hours. (You can skip this step if you don't mind it not being "frozen" yogurt -- if you do skip it, move on to Step 5).
- When you're ready to eat it, take it out of the freezer. Let thaw for 10 minutes.
- Pop it in the blender and pulse on low setting until it reaches desired consistency.
- If you want to be fancy, you can pipe it into a bowl using a plastic bag to make it look like it came from the machines.
- Top with add ons of your choice! I used blueberries and maple syrup.
- I used Greek Yogurt, but you can feel free to substitute any plain yogurt, if you'd like.
- I also used ViSalus Shape powder, because it seriously does taste like cake batter, but you could use any vanilla or sweet cream flavored protein powder if you'd like.
- You don't have to freeze it. In fact, if you're impulsive like me, you might just want to eat it right after mixing. No shame in that... :)
**I was contacted by ViSalus and asked to develop some recipes using their product. They provided me products to work with in this process. Stay tuned for more recipes!**