You only need five ingredients and five minutes for this creamy, sweet frozen treat.
Tonal coach Gabby Sansosti believes eating healthy means enjoying everything in moderation—and that includes dessert.
“We all crave sweets,” she says. “How do we go about fulfilling those desires in a way that’s healthy for us?” The answer: Take your favorite treats and refresh them with a nutritious spin.
Coach Gabby shared this frozen yogurt recipe because you can make it at home in a blender with just a few ingredients. “It’s something you can have at the end of the day or throughout the day,” she says. “It’s an option that tastes good, and fulfills cravings in a way that’s healthy.”
While mango, lime, and honey add sweetness and refreshing flavor, using thick Greek yogurt supports your gut health and gives this dessert (or snack) a creamy, rich satiating consistency with a boost of protein. Research suggests that including this food more regularly in your diet could even help increase muscle gains. One study looking at the consumption of Greek yogurt during a 12-week exercise program in lean males found it promoted improvements in strength, muscle thickness, and body composition, and is a viable recovery food option to consider post-exercise.
Utilizing Greek yogurt in a frozen treat is a great example of how healthy protein-rich ingredients can also be more than just fuel, explains John Christie, registered dietitian and director of Tonal’s Curriculum Intelligence. “Think of this recipe as the nutritional equivalent of a badge on Tonal and something that adds to all the great progress you’re making,” he says.
- 1½ cups of plain Greek yogurt
- 2 cups of frozen mango chunks
- A squeeze of lime juice
- 2 Tsp. honey
- Pinch of salt to taste
- Add all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Transfer to 2-4 mini air-tight containers and put in the freezer for at least 20 to 30 minutes before serving.
- Add your favorite toppings such as blueberries, coconut flakes, or nuts.
Note: These values below represent one serving size without toppings.
- Calories: 92 kcal
- Carbohydrates: 18g
- Protein: 7g
- Fat: 0g