Healthy Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt
How do you tailor a basic Vanilla Frozen Yogurt to fit your needs? Your peanut butter needs, to be exact? Add TWO sources of peanut butter to the recipe, of course! This healthy Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt contains both natural peanut butter and peanut flour to achieve the decadent, rich PB flavor you crave so much.
To cut the salty twinge of the peanuts I added some of this raw Hawaiian honey my sister got for me a few months ago. It is so thick, creamy and dreamy, it tastes just like frosting! We sometimes eat it straight out of the jar as a little treat. Just look at its deliciousness:
If you don’t have this honey on hand you can definitely substitute it with regular honey (preferably organic or local) or pure maple syrup. Both of those sweeteners go perfectly well with peanut butter, as seen here 🙂
I decided to compare my healthy homemade Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt to another fro yo that some people associate with “a healthy treat,” but trust me, it’s NOT. The Pinkberry nutrition label is on the left, the Desserts with Benefits nutrition label is on the right:
The labels might not look that different, but trust me, there are a few key discrepancies that set my healthy homemade fro yo far above the Pinkberry version. My version is:
- Lower fat, lower saturated fat and lower sodium
- Lower carb and lower sugar (and refined sugar free too!)
- Higher protein
Plus, the ingredients used in my recipe are higher quality and more nutritious than the Pinkberry ingredients, shown below:
Nonfat milk, sugar, peanut butter (peanuts, sugar, peanut oil, salt), nonfat yogurt (pasteurized nonfat milk, live and active cultures), nonfat yogurt powder (nonfat milk, culture), dextrose, carrageenan, guar gum, maltodextrin, mono- and diglycerides, rice starch.
Three sources of refined sugar in just a little bit of fro yo? No thanks. I’ll take the homemade version, thank you very much 🙂
Just look at how creamy that is!
Are you on your way to the kitchen yet? Go grab that peanut butter jar!