As Stew and I wandered around Whole Foods the other day, eating all the samples we could get our hands on (there’s really no need to eat lunch when you’re going to Whole Foods), we stopped at the Vitamix man for a chat (and free samples). As a vitamix owner myself, I love hearing his spiel on it because it’s ALL TRUE! I can’t even say enough on how amazing this thing is. I know $500 is expensive for a blender, but it’s like a food processor and blender all in one! And it lasts FOREVER! It’s definitely worth putting some money aside to start a Vitamix Savings Fund. The reason I am talking so much about the vitamix (no I’m not being paid) is because I wouldn’t make this recipe in a regular blender because it will burn the motor out. You can try it in a food processor if you don’t have a vitamix though.
Now, back to the FroYo. The other night Stew and I were watching TV, and I was wanting some sort of dessert. I was going through my options, then BAM, Vitamix Man came into my mind. He had made this “ice cream” at Whole Foods that had spinach, pineapple, bananas, apple juice and strawberries. It was so good and refreshing. I didn’t have most of those ingredients so I came up with a frozen yogurt of my own! Hence my fruity frozen yogurt. It was SO good! I felt satisfied and definitely guilt free after that dessert.
Fruity Frozen Yogurt
Serves 1-2 (depending how hungry you are)
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/4 package unsweetened acai smoothie pack*
1/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt
2 Tbsp mango juice
2 teaspoons agave nectar
Place all ingredients into your vitamix. Start out on slow, and turn the power up to high over the next few seconds. Use the tamper to constantly push down the corners until you have a soft serve texture and everything is combined. Serve as is for soft serve, or place mixture into the freezer for about 3 hours. Scoop out with an ice cream scoop. Top with fruit of your choice and enjoy!