I was all about enjoying summertime foods today. We went to Rib Fest to get our annual BBQ fix. Sausage, ribs, pulled chicken, cornbread, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, fries and roasted corn. Oh yum.
We tried foods from three different competitors and cast our vote for the one we thought had the best sauce. As with other years, even though it’s not part of a competitor’s offering, the roasted corn was my favorite thing at Rib Fest.
It was so hot this year – in the 90′s. No humidity, though, and there was a nice breeze. But we didn’t want to stay outside much longer. After a cool shower at home and relaxing in the air conditioning I was ready for a refreshing dessert. You know how it is when you get close to grocery day, though. Not much left in the cupboards. I had just enough bits and pieces to make a nice berry frozen yogurt dessert.
I always keep a few frozen bananas on hand for smoothies and other cool treats. It’s really easy if you peel and chop it before freezing, then keep one banana’s worth of slices in a sandwich bag. Toss in the freezer and they’re ready to use whenever you need them!
So this is made of one frozen banana, frozen berries (just berries, no added sugar or syrup), plain greek yogurt and I added some sugar to sweeten it a bit. If your berries have sugar already, or you’re using a flavored yogurt you can probably skip the sugar. And you can always save on calories by using something like Splenda or stevia if you wish. An perfect dessert for a hot, hot afternoon.
- 1 banana, frozen, cut into chunks
- 1 cup frozen berries
- 6 oz (about 3/4 c) plain, nonfat greek yogurt
- Optional: Sweetener of your choice – sugar, Spelnda, stevia, honey, agave nectar, etc.
Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Makes two servings, about 3/4 c each.
This nutritional information does not include any sweeteners.
Total Fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 40.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 27.4 g
Dietary Fiber 5.9 g
Sugars 14.8 g
Protein 8.1 g