Taking banana bread and healthifying it.
You know it!
The recipe for Frozen Berry Yogurt Bars was originally discovered on Move Nourish Believe. I made a few minor adjustments to appease my taste buds and am very pleased with how they turned out.
The base layer consists of heart healthy macadamia nuts and almonds. Macadamias are a rich source of Vitamin A, iron, protein and folates. Almonds are rich in vitamins, minerals, protein, healthy fats and antioxidants.
Add in the sweetness of coconut, honey and vanilla extract and you have a base layer that is yummy enough to eat alone.
Each layer is made and frozen in stages. After the first layer is blended together and packed into a 9×13 it goes in the freezer for roughly 30 minutes.
The second layer consists of plain Greek Yogurt (I used Chobani), honey, vanilla extract and a little bit of powdered sugar to help hold the filling together (and add a little bit of sweet).
After the filling is spread evenly across the base layer, back in the freezer it goes for an hour, or until the filling is solid and won’t break apart when layering the raspberry mixture. Don’t forget to reserve 4 Tbsp. of the yogurt mix. You will use this in the top layer.
The last layer consists of raspberries and yogurt blended together in the food processor until smooth. It was very hard not to eat this by the spoonful. I love all things raspberry. In this recipe I used frozen berries that I let sit and thaw on the counter while I put together each layer. You can use fresh if you so choose.
Evenly and carefully spread the raspberry mixture over the filling and place back in the freezer until set.
It is important to make sure the bars are completely frozen before cutting into them. Keep frozen until 5-10 minutes before serving. Keep stored in freezer.
I am completely in love with this healthy dip. The Greek yogurt packs in protein, the calamata olives provide Vitamin E and healthy fats and the veggies and hummus offer a healthy punch of vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Can’t go wrong, folks.
This recipe was inspired by Iowa Girl Eats.
Spread a hearty portion of yogurt on a serving plate. Top with a layer of hummus and then finish it off with chopped olives, tomatoes, onions, feta cheese and basil.
Serve with cucumbers, crackers or chips.
Good luck not eating the entire plate by yourself!