Howdy healthy babes and dudes! You asked and you shall receive…
For a while now frozen yoghurt, aka fro-yo, has been all the buzz when it comes to a so-called “healthy” dessert. Unfortunately the kind made from milk and sugar is not as good for you as companies would have punters believe. Read: sugar packed, full of artificial additives and thickeners, finished off with with dead probiotics. Not to mention it’s made from cow dairy, which is a huge health hazard for many people. It’s mucous forming, hard to digest and one of the most common allergens.
Today, I am here to be your little healthy living fairy and deliver you a simple, delicious and healthful version of frozen yoghurt. My creation is sugar free, gluten free, vegan, raw, probiotic and spiked with superfoods. What’s not to love?
Strawberry Coconut Frozen Yoghurt (raw, vegan, gluten free, probiotic, sugar free)
*1 cup of my homemade coconut yoghurt or store bought variety
* 1 cup of frozen strawberries
* coconut water, to desired consistency (about 100ml)
* 1 tsp maca powder (optional)
* 1 tsp lucuma powder (optional)
* juice of 1/2 a lime or lemon (optional)
* stevia or another natural sweetener, to taste (you may not need to sweeten it, try it first)
* Superfood toppings of choice (I used shredded coconut and local bee pollen, but goji berries, cacao nibs, white mulberries, activated nuts / seeds, buckwheat, raw granola, etc are all awesome ideas)
1) Whizz all your ingredients together in a blender. Slowly add the coconut water until the texture is right.
2) Taste and sweeten if desired.
3) Transfer to bowl or glass and top with your chosen superfoods!
* Feel free to substitute strawberries for another fruit to make different flavours. Replace 1 cup frozen strawberries with 1 cup frozen fruit of choice, such as mango, blueberries, raspberries, or banana.
*If you tolerate dairy then you can substitute plain organic yoghurt for the coconut yoghurt, or even sheep or goat milk yoghurt if you like the taste – these are generally easier to digest than cow dairy.
* To make it a refreshing smoothie, simply add more coconut water.
* Perfect like it is as refreshing a snack or dessert. You can double the recipe or bulk it up with granola to turn this into a yummy naughty-but-nice breakfast.