At our house, we’re trying to substitute guilty snacks with healthier options, so last night I tried a variation on the following recipe (found via Pinterest): http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/04/frozen-yogurt-covered-blueberry-kabobs.html#more-1852
Here are the ingredients I used:
- Frozen mixed berries (I used just the blueberries and attempted to use the raspberries and blackberries* but only managed to get 1 raspberry on there)
- Fresh strawberries (about 10), washed and tops cut off
- ½ of a fresh banana, sliced
- 6 wooden skewers
- Plain Noosa yogurt, mixed with a few drizzles of honey (you could really use any brand/flavor of yogurt)
Here are the steps to take:
- Let frozen fruit thaw on the counter for 10-or-so minutes*; prep the fresh fruit
- Spread a bunch of yogurt on a plate, drizzle generously with honey (if you’re using flavored yogurt, you can skip the honey), and mix together with a spoon
- Stab the fruit* with a skewer
- Roll the skewered fruit in the yogurt*
- Place the fruit kabobs in a mason jar or other container
- Stick ‘em in the freezer (they freeze rather quickly)
- I don’t know if it was the Noosa brand or what, but the yogurt seemed a little lumpy (even before adding the honey) and hard to spread without my fruit getting all squirrel-y so I used a spoon/my fingers to help completely cover the fruit.
- The frozen rasp- and blackberries break apart when stabbed with the skewer; they’re probably cool if you wait for them to thaw/use fresh ones.
- The frozen blueberries are stab-able, if the skewer is wiggled-in, rather than attempting to pierce it straight through. (Or, you could just wait for them to thaw/use fresh ones ^_^ )
- I recommend slicing the strawberries before putting them on the skewer, to make them easier to eat when frozen.
I ate a couple of these today – super yummy AND easy to make! I bet you could even do mini-versions on toothpicks, if you don’t have the freezer space for tall ones. I definitely think the blueberry and the banana are my faves.What are some healthy alternatives that you’re trying? Share them in the comments below!