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Healthy Summer Snacking ~ Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt

May 3
Healthy Summer Snacking ~ Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt

Summer is rolling in fast! Are you prepared for a season of healthy summertime eating?

I’ve made my peace.

As you all know, the months of Oct/Nov/Dec is the time of year I live for.

I dwell in the desert. And….’summer’. Enough said.

However, over time I have found myself acclimating in several ways.

Not only has my blood thinned over the years making the warmer temps far more tolerable than the cold, but one day I realized that if I just stopped complaining, and looked at all there is to be thankful for…well…I guess summer’s not so bad.

What Good Is There To Find About The Summers In Phoenix?:

  • Well, I’m blessed with A/C. Seriously, this was the BIG one that kicked my butt out of the ‘bitching & moaning’ mode. I enjoy the luxury of relaxing in deliciously cooled rooms all season long. There are many, many poor souls out there who have not been blessed with what I have…what in the world am I complaining about?!

  • The Fourth of July! My anniversary! Going to the library with the kids (or by myself *wink*)! BBQing outdoors instead of running the oven!  Flip-flops, ect.

  • AND…there’s an abundance of summer eating to be enjoyed!

 

So, this brings me to my point.

My awesome sister-in-law turned me on to a little ‘group thing’ called Swip Swap on Facebook.

Basically, it’s a Craigslist but with your neighbors ‘kind of deal’.

Seriously, I may never buy anything new at full price again!

These people are selling some good stuff for great prices!

So last night I bought a brand new Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker from a newly married couple (an unwanted wedding gift) for only $20 (he was asking $30 but,….SCORE!).

WHEN YOUR ‘LOW BALL’ OFFER GETS ACCEPTED:

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One may think the last thing one needs when trying to eat healthy is an ice cream maker…’One’ would be wrong.

Head over to my Pinterest account, and peruse my  I C E  D R E A M board.

There are all sorts of frozen yogurt, sorbet, and vegan (made with coconut milk instead of heavy cream) to be found there.

From basic fruit recipes to avocado/honey and Stevia sweetened frozen treats, you can find and/or modify so many recipes to suit your health needs!

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Here is the first recipe I made…it was the BOMB!  Tweak it any way you would like. I am sharing with you the way I made it, but you can go for lower fat yogurt,/sweeten with Stevia/or substitute milk for coconut milk. Just remember, when you substitute for lower fat options you change richness and consistency. (FYI: This makes a delicious/nutritious breakfast option as well!)

Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt w/Granola

(adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie)

  • 2 C Vanilla Yogurt

  • 1/2 C milk

  • 1/2 C peanut butter

  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/3 C sugar

  • Granola 

Mix all except granola. Follow instructions on machine. Sprinkle granola over top when ready to serve.

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4 Comments

  • Reply michelle May 3 at 11:51 am

    Thank you! Looks yummy! I love my Cuisinart ice cream maker 🙂

    • Reply kristine May 3 at 10:46 pm

      You’re welcome Michelle! Me too 😉

  • Reply Susan May 9 at 11:06 am

    That ice cream looks so nice until it comes to Peanut butter, I’m sure I could adapt it to something strawberry or chocolate I think I will have to head over to your Pinterest…. and now I’m feeling hungry 🙂
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