Benefits Of Frozen Yogurt & Fresh Peach Yogurt Creamsicle #Recipe

 

 

The Benefits of Frozen Yogurt

For ice cream lovers in search of a healthier snack, there is a solution! Frozen yogurt is a healthier way to enjoy this summertime treat, and still tastes great. Here are just a few of the reasons why you might want to consider swapping ice cream for frozen yogurt in future.

One of the main health benefits of frozen yogurt is that brands with the “Live & Active Cultures” seal have a healthy dose of probiotics.  Probiotics are “healthy bacteria”  protective in nature and have numerous benefits from restoring the balance of the digestive tract to building immune function. To read more about why I love probiotics, click here. Frozen yogurt is also much lower in fat than regular ice cream, meaning that it is great for those who are on a diet.  It can help dieters achieve their weight loss goals without depriving them of ” all ” the good stuff ! Being overweight  can affect everything from your general health to the cost of your  health insurance. Losing even a few pounds can make a world of difference to your health. Even so, many people find sticking to a strict diet extremely difficult. Often, it can be better to simply make a few changes to your eating habits if you want to lose weight, rather than cutting out certain foods completely. Swapping ice cream for frozen yogurt – perhaps with a handful of fresh berries can be a simple way to improve your diet whilst still enjoying the foods that you eat.

Both ice cream and frozen yogurt contain lactose, but the lactose found in frozen yogurt is often easier for the body to break down. Therefore, many people who find that they have an intolerance to the lactose in ice cream are still able to enjoy frozen yogurt without and discomfort. Many ice cream parlours now also offer an impressive range of frozen yogurt flavors, the good news is that, just like ice cream, you can also create your own frozen yogurt at home! This also has the advantage of not needing a designated ‘frozen yogurt maker’ on order to conjure up delicious and inventive yogurt-based desserts. These are just a few of the reasons why more and more people are making the switch to frozen yogurt.

 

 

I make frozen yogurt at home and love the creamy texture, especially when I make it with Greek Yogurt. It is  thick, creamy and delish. I use raw  honey and natural fruit as sweeteners. I am sharing one of my favorite frozen yogurt recipes.  Ripe peaches with yogurt, honey and some mint are all you need to make this healthy dessert. I used fresh peaches since it’s the season, but you can use frozen peaches too. I swirled some mint extract which gave it a delicate mint flavor and a green tint. Just made a batch today and took some pictures before it got demolished :) ! Yumm !! Did not have time to embellish my frozen treat since my kids were in a hurry to eat it :)

 

 

 

Fresh Peach Mint Yogurt Creamsicle

Serves 4-6
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe peaches (or 2 cups frozen peaches)
  • 2 cups Greek Yogurt (low fat )
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract (or freshly chopped mint)

Note

Use 1/2 cup agave nectar instead of honey and agave nectar to make this diabetic friendly !

Directions

Peel peaches and cut into chunks
Blend peaches, lemon juice, honey, mint extract or fresh mint till it becomes a smooth puree
Fold in the greek yogurt and mix well
If using an ice cream maker, follow instructions and freeze. If not using an ice cream maker freeze, beat after 2 hours and refreeze till soft ( about 6-8 hrs)

 

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Comments

  1. Love the recipe ! Do you think it will come out well with berries ? Have some fresh raspberries from going berry picking on Sunday ? waiting to make it ! Good post

  2. Love the fresh peaches . Must be yummy ! Thanks for sharing how simple it is to make a simple ice cream !

  3. Yummmm !! Drooling over the peach yogurt. love the addition of mint !

  4. Good post ! People don’y know how much healthier frozen yogurt is . Really dig the recipe ! Must .Make.Soon! Will prolly try it with mangoes !

  5. I love ice cream a lot but I am not important my daughter destroy ice cream in ever shape color taste never mind only to be ice cream :)

  6. I can pass a great summertime happily with this frozen yoghurt :)
    I like peach and greek yoghurt the most, they are good combination.

  7. This looks so good. I bet my kids would love it!
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