Frozen Yogurt Bark
Everyone wants to know if they should eat early. My first experience with that was back in the early 80s when I used to jump around in front of my TV following Jane Fonda’s exercise tapes. What a waste of time that was. I did that routine just about every day but it never helped me lose weight. Maybe it toned me a bit but I never peeled off the pounds. And Jane Fonda is the one that said never to eat after 6 p.m., or maybe it was 7 p.m. I forget. I never followed that advice anyway. By the time I got home from work, got done jumping around in front of the TV and got some time to make something for dinner it was way past 7PM anyway.
Her contention (and that of other so-called experts at the time) was that if you ate later you’d get fatter....
Frozen Yogurt Bark
The final product must be eaten right out of the freezer. They melt fast but they are a fun treat.
1 cup of full fat yogurt (unsweetened). Fage is a good brand. If you can’t find it, ask your grocer to carry full fat yogurt.
1 Tbl of Truvia or ZSweet (order ZSweet online)
2 tsp of vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
1/3 – ½ cup of fresh raspberries, cut in half top to bottom
¼ cup of roasted, salted pistachios. (You can buy the shelled now). Roughly chop them into bits.
Take out a cookie sheet and line it with parchment paper or waxed paper.
In a bowl, mix the yogurt, the sweetener, vanilla and salt. Stir to combine. Using a spatula, spread the yogurt in the middle of the cookie sheet on top of the paper coating. Spread it to a thickness of about 1/4 of an inch. Top with the raspberry bits and the pistachio pieces.
Freeze until completely firm. This will take about 4 hours or you can leave it longer, too. Break it into pieces and store in a freezer-worth piece of Tupperware. Serve right out of the container as a quick dessert snack.
I can’t wait to make other variations. I’m thinking about:
1.Pineapple bits with chopped, roasted and salted macadamia nuts
2.Chopped peaches or apricots with salted and roasted peanut bits (This is great during the summer.)
3.Blackberries cut in half with roasted, salted pecan bits
Just about any fruit and nut combination will work.