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Summer Blends: Making Froyo At Home

Updated: Jun 26, 2022

Making Froyo At Home: The Easy Way To Health Dessert!

A few years back, I was actively driving past "froyo" places and rolling my eyes, thinking who would want that over ice cream. I always shot down the idea of grabbing some.

Sometimes I went, but I definitely complained the whole time wishing it was ice cream.

I know you're thinking, well is froyo healthier than ice cream anyway? That's why sometimes we want it over ice cream!

But honestly, it's really not that much better for you...unless maybe you love unsweetened regular vanilla...which...😝...

While I still full-heartedly believe that ice cream is where it's at, I have found some room in my heart for frozen yogurt.

Instead of going out for froyo though, I've discovered how to make frozen yogurt from store bought yogurt at home...and make it really great.

Sweet, delicious, and even nutritious thanks to my friends at Unicorn Superfoods. So if you're a frozen yogurt fan and looking for healthy treat ideas, this post is for you.

How To Make Frozen Yogurt At Home With A Blender

If you've been around here at all, you know that making healthy and fun desserts at home is one of my favorite things to do!

I enjoy having healthier dessert alternatives around to not only limit my processed sugar intake but also increase the number of nutrients I get.

With my active lifestyle as an athlete, it's important to me to eat foods that:

  • replenish nutrients,

  • decrease inflammation, and

  • give me more energy.

You're thinking: "did she just say that the desserts she eats increase her intake of nutrients?! Oh yeah, I totally did, and I'm going to show you how to do it too.

My number one go-to? Superfood powders.

Unicorn Superfoods is a one-stop-shop for all the best superfood powders that help:

  • boost immunity,

  • reduce bloating,

  • improve gut function,

  • rejuvenate hair, skin, and nails,

  • give antioxidants and nutrients, and

  • improve energy.

I absolutely love using superfood powders in my food because it's such a simple way to get some added benefits without altering what you're eating - besides in good ways, that is.

Nothing can replace whole foods, but the addition of these powders gives that extra boost that we sometimes need!

How To Make Frozen Yogurt At Home With A Blender

My homemade frozen yogurt vision was simple: quick and easy to make, really pretty colors, and super nutritious. And the final result did not disappoint.

So now to get to how I made these fun and delicious frozen yogurt popsicles right at home without a frozen yogurt machine or an ice cream maker!

All you need is a blender and a popsicle mold.

The Recipe:

For the purple layer:

  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt (flavor of choice, I used honey vanilla)

  • drizzle of raw honey (about 1 tablespoon)

  • 1/2 cup of blueberries

  • 1 tsp of Unicorn Superfoods' Blue Spirulina Powder

For the pink layer:

  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt (flavor of choice, I used honey vanilla)

  • drizzle of raw honey (about 1 tablespoon)

  • 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries

  • 1 tsp of Unicorn Superfoods' Pink Pitaya Powder

Steps For Making Frozen Yogurt At Home

  1. Add all ingredients for one color to the blender. You do not want to mix them at all throughout the process. Either use two separate blender pieces or you'll have to wash partway through the recipe.

  2. Blend until the color starts to spread. The less you blend, the more of a tye-dye look you get, and the more you blend, the more of a full color you'll get. It doesn't have to be completely smooth, I actually like when there are still some fruit pieces!

  3. If you have only one blender cup, transfer the mixture to another container and place it aside. Wash the blender out and repeat the process with the ingredients for color two.

  4. You should now have two different colored mixtures. Spoon or gently pour the first color into the mold- but not all the way up.

  5. Alternate with the colors to create your desired pattern.

  6. Once filled, put the popsicle mold sticks into the yogurt. Freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight.*

*If you don't have sticks for your mold, freeze for 1-2 hours, and then place a wooden popsicle stick into the yogurt. You might be able to do it right away, but chances are the yogurt can't hold the stick straight up without being semi-frozen.

Using Unicorn Superfoods In Frozen Yogurt

The fact that you can freeze frozen yogurt and eat it like it's ice cream is great in itself, but being able to easily add tasty and nutritious ingredients to make it healthy for you is even better!

You can add:

  • fruit,

  • nuts,

  • alternative sweeteners...

  • and of course the most exciting part, superfood powders.

There are really unlimited options when it comes to making froyo right at home, and that's one of the reasons I love it. You can even learn how to make frozen yogurt bark at home for a little bit of a different way to eat this delicious treat.

I made these frozen treats using Unicorn Superfoods' Blue Spirulina and Pink Pitaya powders because these are some of my favorites for taking recipes to the next level.

Definitely, because they keep things fun...but also because of how good for you they can be!

Blue Spirulina is derived from algae that is loaded with good stuff:

  • protein,

  • vitamins,

  • antioxidants,

  • iron.

It even is thought to play a role in boosting the immune system and supporting digestion.

Adding a tiny bit of this power food to recipes does nothing but make them look really cool, so there's really nothing to lose.

The same goes for the Pink Pitaya powder! I mean who doesn't love a pink theme from time to time right?

Perfect for dressing up recipes for fun occasions, this superfood also comes with benefits being high in:

  • fiber,

  • vitamin c,

  • omegas,

  • and antioxidants.

With this lineup of benefits, I'm all in on pink recipes!

Make sure to check out Unicorn Superfoods if you're looking to spice up your recipes - in more ways than one.


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Hi, I'm Madeline

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