Last night, I made up some raspberry frozen yogurt. My husband and I love ice cream but we don’t really like the sugar and dairy content ice cream provides. My favorite typically is the cheap Raspberry sorbet sold in the freezer section, so I tried to create something similar. (On a side note, after eating real whole foods, my beloved cheap raspberry sorbet tastes of chemicals and is no longer loved)
First, Trader Joe’s is AMAZING! When we first started our healthier diet, I found it hard to shop there because although they have simple ingredients most of their food contains added sugar. Now that I know what I’m looking for, I could shop for 80% of my groceries there.
This frozen yogurt consisted of the ingredients below of Unsweetened vanilla yogurt made of coconut milk, organic frozen raspberries, lemon juice, and a little honey. I added honey as a sweetener, but I will probably skip the honey next time because fruit, especially raspberries, provides enough sweetener as it is. We try to stay away from dairy products as much as possible as they are inflammatory to humans and inflammation and cancer is not a good combination, so we went with coconut milk yogurt – which is actually quite good.
Let me just say this about my lemon juice container – I LOVE this! I purchased this at HomeGoods for a few bucks and this was the first time I was able to use it. This works amazingly and I was able to squeeze only what I needed out of the lemon, so no wasting!
Measuring out my ingredients: I used the entire bag of raspberries, which came to approximately 4 cups. 3 TB of RAW and Organic honey. Despite the fact that sugar feeds cancer, some swear honey helps fight cancer, with it’s anti-inflammatory properties and all, so this is one of the natural sweeteners I use. 1/2 Cup of unsweetened non-dairy yogurt. 1TB of Lemon Juice.
Throw all the ingredients into your food processor until creamy smooth.
Yummmm. You can store it in an air-tight container in the freezer for about a month’s time.
I can’t wait to make and try out the frozen mango next time!