Low Carb Frozen Yogurt Bark
This low carb frozen yogurt bark is so easy to make and it is also great to make with kids! Yay! I love to start my morning with yogurt, granola and fruit and this recipe covers all bases! Another reason I love this recipe, it is super duper good for you..and me of course. (Eye rolling at myself right now). More on why it is good for you is shared below.
By the way, do you have kids/nieces or nephews? Do they join you in the kitchen? Mine do. Especially my daughter. She always seems to come in, just as I am about to do something difficult. So yesterday, it was just as i was attempting to empty really hot melted chocolate into my blender (I was making a healthier version of Nutella or Hazelnut Spread). My kitchen is small and a child running in and yelling things at me, means I have to immediately stop what i’m doing so she doesn’t get hurt!
I was making the Nutella spread, because there seems to be growing concerns over how bad Nutella is for our diets. You can find out more info on the Nutella concerns here. That being said, I love Nutella. Who doesn’t? Oh yeah, my husband. I do have some in the house but we rarely eat it. Before we used to get through it super quick. Now, it is definitely something we eat in moderation and in a controlled way. So if i make a nutella cheesecake, I will have a tiny piece and then just move on. Yes it’s hard. Believe me! I want to put a large Nutella cheesecake triangle in my mouth and walk around with the crust hanging at my lips and the point coming out of the back of my head. Hello, have i just gone off on a massive Nutella tangent? Ok..bringing myself back to more yoghurty topics now.
So about the bark, firstly yogurt is a great source of calcium. Calcium plays a primary role in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. Blueberries are a nutrient dense berry containing Fibre, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese. They are also a powerful antioxidant.
I have also added some granola to my bark, along with some crushed pistachios to add flavour and a crunchy texture. One of the main reasons i made the bark, is because I am trying to get my kids to eat healthier snacks and to my surprise they have loved every healthy snack I have made for them so far (for which i am sooooooo grateful). The battle wasn’t as difficult as I had expected!
There is quite a bit going on at the moment that I keep forgetting to share. The news is as tragic as ever. I don’t usually follow the news. It gives me the blues. (I got rhythm..ya get me..someone get me on a stage). What I do follow closely though, is my kids education. Today I walked into a playground and was surrounded by kids wearing space helmets. The homework is for Friday bruv. Why you making me look bad? So yeah, totally feeling like a bad and inadequate mum today. Also thinking about how i am going to make a space helmet for both kids by friday. I was thinking paper machier but I might just cut a huge round bottle up or stick a goldfish bowl on their heads. Hahahaha. Laughing at the image that popped in my head. Gosh I love how I entertain myself.
Anyhow, here is that recipe.
- 500g Greek Yoghurt
- 2 tbsp Maple Syrup or Honey
- 2 tbsp Blueberries divided
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tbsp Low Carb Granola (or cereal of your choice)
- 1 tsp Crushed Pistachios
- 1 tsp Lime Zest
- In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, maple syrup/honey.
- Stir in half the blueberries and vanilla extract.
- Line a baking tray with foil and pour the yoghurt mixture over. Use a spatula to spread evenly and to a thickness you like - I spread to 1/2 inch.
- Top with the remaining blueberries, pistachios, granola and lime zest.
- Freeze uncovered until solid. This takes roughly 4 hours. Remove the foil from the tray and chop the bark into pieces.
The bark melts fairly quickly, so keep it in the freezer in a ziplock bag once chopped. You can add any toppings that you like. You can also just remove from the freezer and let it defrost whilst you make your tea and eat it as yoghurt! The honey in this bark takes the carb to 9 - 10g of carbs per serving. This is still considered low carb as a snack and very low carb as a breakfast.
*Based on 6 servings and using maple syrup as the sweetener.