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lazy summer treat

lately, I've needed to make some dietary changes for health reasons. instead of pouting about it (actually, I've already done plenty of that), I've sort of accepted the challenge and decided to get a little more creative. I have no particularly great talents in the kitchen, but I enjoy working with food. Most everything I make is simple and unoriginal. however, I figured it would be fun to share a few food things around here!  

creamy berry fro-yo (the easiest thing you'll ever do):

greek style coconut yogurt (dairy free)

plain yogurt (I've cut out dairy, but can tolerate a little sheep/goat milk yogurt)

10oz frozen strawberries

6oz frozen blackberries and blueberries

organic, raw honey/pure agave

raw almonds


I use a vitamix and begin by adding the yogurt and frozen berries.

On level 6-7, blend until (mostly) smooth. A few large pieces are ok.

Add honey/agave and the vanilla to your liking. Blend for an additional 15 seconds.

Lastly, I like to add almonds or walnuts. Turn the vitamix to level 3, and allow to coarsely chop for a few seconds.

Pour into a freezer container and let it firm up for a few hours. 

I forgot to take pictures of the final product, but here are a few from my iphone of the taste test before the "firm up" in the freezer part (I couldn't wait). when scooped out after firm, the consistency is comparable to sherbet. in fact, I find it to taste like a creamier sherbet (tart), and I love the crunch of the almonds. 

does this taste like ice-cream? no

is it a refreshing treat? yes! 

have fun! you can add/change things around to your liking!