Berry Frozen Yogurt
Serving size: 3/4 cup
Servings per recipe: 6
Naturally sweet and refreshing, this simple frozen yogurt is a perfect healthy treat for a hot summer day.View Nutrition Facts
- 3 cups fresh or frozen berries
- 1 banana
- 2 cups low-fat greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1) Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth (may need to pulse on and off several times).
2) Transfer mixture to a freezer safe container and freeze for 4 hours or until set around the edges, stirring every hour.
3) Once the mixture is set around the edges, and semi-hard in the center, it is ready to serve.
4) Scoop and enjoy!
Any left overs? Store in the freezer until use and blend with 1/2 cup 100% fruit juice or low-fat milk for a quick smoothie.
More About Blueberries
How to Select
Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened. White and green colored blueberries will not ripen after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO ripen after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to ripen).
How to Store
Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container. Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy. Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days. Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.
How to Prepare
Wash and eat them raw, bake them in a bread or pie, or cook them down into a compote.
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