Okay.  I really tried to avoid getting obsessed with Pinterest.  At first I was like, how on earth can someone spends hours looking at pictures?  And then, I fell into their trap made my own Pinterest account.  I would spend a few minutes here and there looking at the Food & Drink section, and sometimes the Fitness section.  I didn’t get what all the hype was about, but now, I’m hooked.
I’m not even the type of person who likes to spend hours online on sites, such as Facebook, but Pinterest is like a whole different story.  Is anyone else obsessed?!?
Frozen Yogurt-Covered Blueberries

ANYWAYS, I saw this recipe on Pinterest about a thousand times, no joke, and had to try it myself.  The original recipe used Dannon’s honey yogurt, but I didn’t want any added sugar in my version so I used plain, nonfat Greek yogurt and added my own sugar-free/calorie-free sweetener.  They were amazing!  The only problem was that I left the blueberries in the freezer for too long and my freezer feels like it’s 5x colder than a normal human being’s freezer (I should probably raise the temperature setting…..), so I had to refrigerate them for a whole day until they were edible, aka, not like balls of ice.

Frozen Yogurt-Covered Blueberries [two ways]

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 40 drops Stevia Extract*
  • ~1/3 cup Blueberries, fresh (rinsed, dried and picked over)

Instructions

  1. Line a cookie sheet with a silpat and reserve space in your freezer for the pan, set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, add the yogurt and stir in the stevia, honey/agave if you choose.
  3. Poke a blueberry with a toothpick, dip in the yogurt, and push the berry off the toothpick with another toothpick. Do this with all of the blueberries, and put the pan in the freezer for 1-2 hours, or until frozen. Put the blueberries into a sandwich bag and store in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

*This is optional, I only used it because my blueberries weren't sweet at all. Alternatively, you can use 1-2 teaspoons of honey or agave

This recipe is: fat free, sugar free!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/frozen-yogurt-covered-blueberries-two-ways/

Frozen Yogurt-Covered Blueberries
While these were great, I preferred some more flavor.  Like I said in the recipe note above, my blueberries weren’t very sweet and didn’t provide as much flavor as I had hoped.
Soooo, I added some of my favorite “treat” to the yogurt mix.  Can you guess what I used?
It may sound gross, but I added lemon-flavored fish oil to the yogurt!  Before Barlean’s, I absolutely hated fish oil.  The pills were too big and had a terrible aftertaste for hours after swallowing them.  Barlean’s isn’t fishy at all and the blueberry-lemon combo was great.
Frozen Yogurt-Covered Blueberries
It tasted more like lemon sherbet than a healthy snack!
Healthy Frozen Yogurt-Covered Blueberries
Mmmm, lemony frozen-yogurt covered blueberries!
Frozen Yogurt-Covered Blueberries [two ways]

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbs Barlean's Omega Swirl, lemon flavor (you can find this at Whole Foods too)
  • ~1/3 cup Blueberries, fresh (rinsed, dried and picked over)

Instructions

  1. Line a cookie sheet with a silpat and reserve space in your freezer for the pan, set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt and fish oil.
  3. Poke a blueberry with a toothpick, dip in the yogurt, and push the berry off the toothpick with another toothpick. Do this with all of the blueberries, and put the pan in the freezer for 1-2 hours, or until frozen. Put the blueberries into a sandwich bag and store in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

This recipe is: sugar free, low fat!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/frozen-yogurt-covered-blueberries-two-ways/
Healthy Frozen Yogurt-Covered Blueberries

Labels: 5-Ingredients-or-Less, Agave, Bite-Sized-Treats, Blueberry, Fat-Free, Gluten-Free, Honey, Lemon, Low-Fat, No-Bake, Sugar-Free, Yogurt

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Comments (15)

  1. Anonymous: July 10, 2012

    Wow, these look great! Do you think it would work with normal yogurt? I’m vegan and can’t find vegan greek-style yogurt anywhere in my country. The only kind I’m able to get is a bit runny (still tasty, though) soy yogurt, either plain, or fruit flavoured, but those fruit flavoured are very sweet…

  2. Jo Hodson: July 10, 2012

    Just followed you on Pinterest :-) these look good! i’m also wondering the same thing as the previous comment re vegan yogurt and am wondering whether a thick cashew cream will work as i often make my own ‘yoghurt’ by blending up cashews with water that way since you can make it as thick or runny as you like.

  3. Jessica: July 10, 2012

    I’m sure soy yogurt will work, however since it has a higher water content it may turn out more “icy” rather than creamy. A liquid sweetener like honey or agave may solve that, but either way I’m sure they’ll turn out fine! Good luck :)

  4. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction: July 10, 2012

    Oh, I love this! What a great idea! Definitely going to give these a try!

  5. Yummmm that sounds great! I’m sure cashew cream would work. :)
    You may want to add a little bit of agave and/or coconut oil (as I’ve seen in those raw cheesecake recipes) to help bind it or add some creaminess. Hopefully that works!

  6. loavesandkisses: July 11, 2012

    Maybe you could drain it through a cheese cloth? I don’t have much experience with vegan yogurt but everyone uses that trick when they can’t find greek yogurt or don’t have it on hand. :)

  7. Sara: July 14, 2012

    Sara checking in from CCofSupermom, thanks for the link back! I love your photos, just stunning! I never think to do anything pretty till after :D

    I love your addition of the lemon flavored fish oil, I’m going to have to track that down, it sounds like a YUMMY combo!

  8. Anonymous: July 14, 2012

    i think theyd taste great with a graham cracker crumbs coat

  9. Jessica: July 14, 2012

    Mmmm that sounds delicious, I gotta try that soon! Thanks :)

  10. Peggy G.: July 18, 2012

    These sound like such a refreshing treat! And I was hesitant about Pinterest at first, but I can’t stop “pinning” now!

  11. Joseph Carr: July 25, 2012

    It looks really yummy! You could almost feel how cold the yogurt is. Not bad! Fish oils do have several health benefits. One of which is the Omega 3 fatty acids which helps prevent arthritis and depression.

    Joseph Carr

  12. Anonymous: September 3, 2012

    i put honey and flax seed powder in the yogurt before I froze it :) I’m waiting to see how they turn out

  13. Anonymous: September 10, 2012

    could you use bananas or other fruits for this?

  14. Jessica: September 10, 2012

    Yes! Bananas, strawberries, grapes, peaches etc can work.

  15. Calle Winters: September 17, 2012

    I am really craving for this. I think Im’ma rush int he stores now… LOL. thanks for this great one.

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