College has undoubtedly grown my dependance on frozen yogurt. The perfect balance between cold, sweet, and refreshing, a dose of fro-yo makes any day infinitely better.
But how sad it is when social norms and healthy habits prevent me from eating said fro-yo at any and all meal times?
I feel as though fro-yo is not only a want, but a need.
After a friend recommended that I explore some healthy fro-yo options, I quickly realized that frozen yogurt does not, in fact, need to be dairy-based. If you have access to a freezer and a blender, your fro-yo life is about to improve significantly.
Is it possible to make froyo easily yourself and in a healthy way? Yes... yes it is. Indulge your frozen yogurt instincts with this super easy, 2-ingredient treat. It's literally just bananas and whatever toppings you want.
Healthy Banana Fro-yo
- Prep Time:2 hrs
- Cook Time:5 mins
- Total Time:2 hrs 5 mins
- 1 banana
- 1-3 tablespoons water milk or nut milk
- 3-6 ice cubes
- Toppings and mix ins
Grab a banana and freeze it. I find it easier to peel and cut the banana before freezing to avoid the laborious task of slicing an unpeeled frozen banana before blending.
Put that frozen banana in your blender.
Add a little water or milk. If you're feeling more of an icy or sorbet-like vibe, go ahead and add a few ice cubes.
Add the ingredients you want blended into the fro-yo.
Blend until creamy and fro-yo-like. Garnish with toppings.
For different flavor combos, check these out:
Peanut Butter Lover's: bananas, peanut butter, Reese's Pieces, garnish with more Reese's Pieces
PB&J: bananas, grape jelly, peanut butter, garnish with crushed graham crackers and more peanut butter
Healthy snack: bananas, greek yogurt, garnish with granola and strawberries
S'mores: bananas, chocolate sauce, garnish with graham crackers and marshmallows or whipped cream
Classic Vanilla: bananas, milk, vanilla extract, garnish with sprinkles
Breakfast: bananas, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, garnish with crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch and whipped cream
Now for the final step of this newfound fro-yo-making process. Thank yourself for making such a filling, healthy and delicious choice while sacrificing nothing in sweetness and favor.