Cantaloupe-Yogurt Sundae Bowl

I got this idea from one of my favorite foodie bloggers, Snack Girl.

I didn’t make many modifications to her breakfast version of this cantaloupe bowl.

Ingredients

1/2 to 1/3 cantaloupe, filled with your favorite yogurt and topped with blueberries or other fruit.

But I have a frozen little secret I’ve been sharing with friends for quite a while that turns this breakfast bowl into a sundae one!

A few nights a week, I pop a cup of Greek yogurt in my freezer, churning it with a spoon every 20 minutes or so until it reaches a frozen consistency similar to ice cream.

Pretty smart, right? It’s lower in sugar than most frozen treats you’d buy in store, plus it’s got more protein, too!

I often mix in fresh fruit as a topping. Blueberries are a regular feature in this frozen yogurt design.

But if you go for this sundae bowl, you could have a bit more fun with it…

Idea: Freeze the bowl (the cantaloupe bowl), too!

Idea: Add in a frozen banana for a real sundae effect.

Idea: Freeze into several chunks and mix with frozen fruit in a blender for a smoothie-like consistency.

Idea: Ditch fresh fruit and indulge in richer toppings (think chocolate…)

Idea: Try other frozen fruit bowls by carving out all or part of the center (of apples, oranges, pear, peach, etc.)

Fruit really does make for a delicious dessert. It’s naturally sweet, naturally the best choice.

Peachy Good Instant Ice Cream

 

I’ve featured a lot of ice cream recipes that require an ice cream maker for best results. (And if you’ve ever heard me talk about my ice cream maker, you know I consider it the best purchase of the past summer.)

But for those that don’t have an ice cream maker, don’t fret. You can still have icy sweet treats. I recommend this one. It’s easy to make, and even easier to devour.

Ingredients

1 fresh peach, chopped into small pieces

1-3 T organic vanilla yogurt

pinch of stevia and the tiniest pinch of salt

splash of vanilla

Directions

-Freeze  the chopped peach bits for 1-2 hours. You can also freeze the yogurt if you like (for a thicker consistency).

-Once fully frozen, transfer all ingredients to blender and blend only enough to reach a thick consistency. Return to freezer for 15-20 minutes to firm.

So easy, right? And could the ingredients be any better for you? Well, probably if you completely eliminated the stevia and salt, but a little won’t hurt.