High Protein Frozen Yogurt
I’ve told you about it so very often, I think it’s about time I shared the recipe to my High Protein Frozen Yogurt with you guys.
Besides, it’s probably about all I can manage for now, given my current condition. Indeed, I’ve apparently contracted a uveitis in my left eye, and that is causing me to feel TOTALLY miserable.
For days, I couldn’t stand the slightest little bit of light, even looking at my computer screen was more than I could handle. I had to wear shades all the time, even at night! My eye was super red and swollen and it hurt like you wouldn’t believe. I honestly never even thought that eyes could hurt so much. Well, trust me: they do. An eye ache is like a thousand times worse than a toothache, and I always believed that toothaches were just the worst!
Anyway, this thing was visibly (pun definitely intended!) not going to go away on its own, so I eventually went and saw an eye doctor, who then prescribed me all kinds of drops and ointment to put in my eye. Now I’ve got this really freaky eye with a pupil the size of a dime; of course, that is causing me to see all blurry, on top of my feeling totally miserable. But at least now the pain is gone.
Still, that’s not what I would call the ideal situation when you make a living taking pictures and/or staring at a computer screen all day. Ever tried taking pictures when your vision is all blurred? I mean, thank goodness for auto-focus, but still… I look at my photos and can’t even tell for sure whether they’re sharp or not. I have to trust that they are. And if they aren’t, well, I sincerely apologize. I hope the food still looks good!
And well… if my pictures look funky in the upcoming weeks, you’ll know why!
So about this High-Protein Froyo, that’s the one I told you I love to have post workout, topped with a little bit of homemade granola. I think I’ve been having one EVERY SINGLE DAY for the past 3 months, and still aren’t sick of it. Not only that, but I look forward to having it, every single day.
For realz, it’s that good. And so super easy to make, too!
Before we begin, though, allow me to please open a little parenthesis.
While this recipe really isn’t complicated, it’s the kind that requires you to use the proper tool if you’re gonna get it right.
My personal favorite would be my Ninja Master Prep. I find it works especially well for this thanks to its special dual blade system. If you look carefully at the picture above, you’ll see that there are actually two “S” blades stacked one on top of the other. This set-up really helps in quickly and efficiently grabbing the chunks of frozen fruit and blending them in with the yogurt mixture as they get broken down into a creamy frozen puree.
I have also successfully (although not quite as quickly or efficiently) made that frozen yogurt using the chopping attachment of my KitchenAid Stick Blender, so it’s not absolutely mandatory that you use the Ninja Master Prep. However, one thing you need to make sure of is that your personal food processor is equipped with a motor that is powerful enough to grind through those solid chunks of frozen fruits.
Found the right tool? Alright… let’s do this thing.
As a first step, you’ll want to process the Greek yogurt, protein powder, salt and cinnamon until they are well combined. You might have to stop and scrape the sides once or twice just to make sure that you get all of the powder mixed in, but that’ll go real quick.
Next, add the frozen mango and raspberries and process on pulse until the fruits are completely broken down into a puree and make one with the yogurt.
Using fruit that’s frozen solid is key to successfully making this frozen yogurt. The colder those fruits are, the better they will be at turning that yogurt into the creamy, airy, frozen delight we’re after.
Now of course, you WILL have to stop and push the fruits back down into the blades’ path a few times during the process. How often you will have to do that will greatly depend on the equipment that you are using.
For instance, with the Ninja Master Prep, I usually will stop 2 to 3 times, as pictured here, whereas with the chopping attachment of my KitchenAid Stick Blender, I’ll easily stop 3 times as often.
Of course, the more often you have to stop, the more time it will take to get the job done, the more your fruits will have a chance to thaw and the less firm the final product will be.
That’s part of the reason why I’m such a fan of the Ninja Master Prep… I’m the kind of people who like to eat their frozen treats while they are still firm. You should see the speed at which I tend to engulf ice cream. I’m never giving it a chance to melt, because once it starts to do that, I find it looses all of its appeal.
This frozen yogurt I find has the perfect consistency right out of the food processor. As such, it is meant to be consumed immediately, especially since it will become rock solid, and quite rapidly at that, when stored in the freezer.
If, however, you’d like yours to be a tiny little bit on the firmer side, you could stick it in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes…
If you have the patience to wait, that is. Which I seriously doubt will happen!
High-Protein Frozen Yogurt
- Put the yogurt, protein powder, salt and cinnamon in a small food processor and process until well combined. You might have to stop and scrape the sides once or twice to make sure you get all of the powder in there.
- Add the frozen mango chunks and frozen raspberries (make sure the fruits are frozen solid) and process on pulse until the fruits are completely broken down and incorporated with the yogurt. You will have to stop and push the fruits back down into the blade's path a few times in the process.
- This frozen yogurt is meant to be consumed immediately as it will become rock solid if stored in the freezer.
- However, it can be placed in the freezer for up to 15 minutes to firm up a bit, if a firmer texture is desired.