dessert experiments. one yay, one nay.

After seeing the awesome frozen greek yogurt bars Lindsay made, I was inspired to try and make something similar, because they looked so darn good! I tried playing around with a couple different recipes. One I knew I’d probably play safe with, and one that I was not so sure about. 
I had wanted to try an avocado ice cream for a long time. However, I won’t go into too much detail on this failed dessert recipe. I followed an example I found online pretty closely…and either I did a very poor job, or I really don’t like avocado as a dessert. 
Anyhow, I tried another yogurt based recipe, that was much simpler, and turned out pretty good. Here’s an easy recipe for Frozen Yogurt Protein Cakes!
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats 
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  1. Add dry ingredients to a magic bullet cup. Pulse until well ground.
  2. Add to a bowl with peanut butter, making sure to mix thoroughly.
  3. Press into the bottom of two 1 cup dishes. (I used 1 cup Pyrex dishes with a plastic lid, as shown on the right.
Cake Fill
  • 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  1. Add all ingredients to a magic bullet. Pulse until well mixed. (If you have a food processor, you can try using that!)
  2. Pour into dishes with crust. Freeze for at least 2 hours.
  3. Serve with drizzled peanut butter.
I think it turned out really good…and it could almost be a breakfast recipe. :) These are protein packed and low in sugar (1/2 cup of the yogurt I used only has 7 g of sugar in it.) I think I might follow Lindsay’s recipe and add a little bit of cool whip next time. I also think some chocolate shavings in it would be fabulous. I will make sure to have those on hand soon! 
What are your go-to healthy treats when you’re craving dessert?

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