Frozen yogurt that is healthy enough to eat for breakfast! This frozen yogurt is creamy, chocolate-y, and healthy!
That’s right. Return of the desserts for breakfast. Because life is so short – dessert should be eaten first. But it’s also swimsuit season, so that dessert should probably be a bit healthier….right?!
Speaking of swimsuit season, I don’t even know what I’m talking about since it’s nearly the end of July and I have yet to be in a swimsuit. Granted I’m not much of a water person, and neither is the husband, and the babe? Well he pretty much hates the water. #pleasesendhelpforbathtimes
So I guess those are our reasons for a no-swim summer. Although, last year, when I was pregnant with the babe, I went swimming all the time. Talk about relaxing! Being in the third trimester during a hot/humid summer is no fun and swimming made it a lot more bearable — dare I say enjoyable even? The husband and I are a lot more into hiking, runs, and biking than swimming. And when I had a ginormica belly – none of those things are happening, so water it was. And now, with the lack of a ginormica belly, we’re back to the outdoorsy stuff that’s not so much swimming related.
Basically I guess this swimming talk is getting at one particular point – if you are in your swimsuit a lot – this frozen yogurt is not going to mess with your physique even one tiny little bit. I mean chocolate frozen yogurt healthy enough for breakfast is something I’m so on board with.
Also, if you remember, the husband and I made some chocolate frozen yogurt a few weeks ago and it was disgusting. And the ingredients weren’t even remotely healthy. I’m proud to announce that this yogurt is ten bazillion times better AND made with better-for-you ingredients. I practically jumped for excitement…okay, fine I really did jump in excitement! I tend to be very expressive in my excitement especially now that the babe will giggle at just about anything crazy that I do.
This chocolate frozen yogurt is incredibly creamy, melt-in-your mouth delicious. It takes about 5 minutes to prepare – just blending together 5 ingredients and then into your ice cream maker they will go. Those ingredients? Yogurt (of course). I used plain Greek yogurt, but you can chose to use a different kind of yogurt if you don’t like Greek. Just make sure you don’t use the light or “lite” yogurt flavors as they won’t make a very creamy frozen yogurt.
The next few ingredients are easy ones – almond milk (you can use a different milk if desired), vanilla extract, and truvia. I love truvia, but feel free to substitute a different sweetener. Just note that truvia is far more concentrated that regular sugar. So if you did use regular sugar you would need more of it. There are plenty of conversion charts online to help you if you want to trade out that truvia for something else 🙂
And finally – the star of the show is the Nesquik chocolate powder. Don’t try to substitute cocoa powder for the Nesquik, it’s really not good at all. The Nesquik is a must and super delicious I might add. It makes this breakfast frozen yogurt incredibly easy so your morning is a cinch!
Chocolate for breakfast awaits!
- 2 cups plain yogurt (I used Greek) - don't use lighter versions
- 1/2 cup almond milk, or sub another milk
- 1/2 cup Nesquik chocolate powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons truvia, or sub another sweetener
- Blend together all of the ingredients.
- Please note if you are substituting a different sweetener for truvia, you will need to adjust how much you add - truvia is more concentrated than a regular sugar.
- Freeze the mixture in a prepared ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions. It took 25 minutes for this to be frozen in my maker.
- If desired, transfer the mixture to an airtight container and into the freezer to further harden. Otherwise, enjoy straight out of the ice cream maker.
- Freeze any leftovers.
Here is the ice cream maker that I love and highly recommend!
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