Fruits of the Forrest Frozen Yoghurt

Summer took it’s time but it’s finally here. 41ºC (106ºF for your American types) makes it officially too hot to leave the house or cook. I’ve been eating frozen peas straight from the packet to keep cool, then I spotted the frozen berries and it all became clear, I would exist on frozen yoghurt!

Possibly the simplest recipe in the world, this is the cousin of the Maple Pecan Frozen Yoghurt recipe your find in my book, Healthy Helpings. No need for any fancy equipment (see the tips, below, for ice-cream maker-free options) I was able to throw this together while grilling my lunch on the bbq.

Mixed berry frogurt

Fruits of the Forrest Frozen Yoghurt

Serves 4 small or 2 large
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 (30g) egg white, use pasturized egg whites if concerned about eating raw eggs
  • 500g low-fat yoghurt, I used Paris Creek Fat Free Swiss style Biodynaic Yoghurt
  • 3 scoops (90g) Vanilla protein powder, I used WPC
  • 100g frozen mixed berries

Place all the ingredients except the berries in a mixing bowl and combine until smooth.

Stir in the berries and place in a ice-cream maker. Churn until frozen.

Store in the freezer.

SUBSTITUTES & VARIATIONS

  • If you don’t have an ice-cream maker, place the mixture in a metal baking tray, cover with plastic wrap and freezer for 3 hours. After 3 hours scrape the mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze for another 2 hours
  • Protein powder can be replaced with skim milk powder. However, the recipe will be lower in protein.

Nutrition:

Small: 142 Calories, 1.3g Fat, 10.2g Carbs, 1.0g Fibre, 22.1g Protein

Large: 284 Calories, 2.6 Fat, 20.4g Carbs, 2.0g Fibre, 44.2g Protein

 

About Michelle

Michelle is passionate about showing people how easy it is to prepare food that is healthy and packed full of flavour. She has just completed her first recipe book, Healthy Helpings: fast food for fit physiques. She began sharing her love of food in 2007, when she produced two series of the online cooking show ‘Healthy Helpings TV’, making fast food healthy and healthy food fast. In 2008 she competed in bodybuilding as a novice figure shaping competitor and she remains passionate about physique sports. She was a 2009 Australian Masterchef semi-finalist, and contributes articles to Oxygen Magazine Australia. Michelle lives with her husband on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, where she loves to search out new ingredients and food ideas from local farmers markets, health food shops and ethnic grocers, and take her two dogs on long rambles through the vineyards. Find out more about Michelle's book