When I was younger, my mom, sister and I would go shopping and get super excited about having frozen yoghurt as a “healthy” treat from the food court. I absolutely loved it, but now learning about how much sugar and chemicals are in there, I definitely don’t consider it to be a healthy option anymore.
So when I accidentally made a smoothie that tasted just like these frozen yoghurts, I went nuts! It was so reminiscent of the taste that I immediately jotted down my recipe and am sharing it with you here.
I make it all the time as it’s super quick, delicious and doesn’t require much in the way of ingredients. And because I know that everything going into it is healthful, it’s way more tasty and satisfying than the original frozen yoghurt that I so fondly remembered.
This is the perfect time of year to enjoy “berry-centric” smoothies as so many berries are in season right now! I suggest trying different variations and combinations and seeing what you like – raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries. I used strawberries in the one that reminded me of the frozen yoghurt.
You’ll see that this recipe calls for avocado, which I use in smoothies from time to time in place of bananas or mangos for a low sugar option. Avocados are great for giving smoothies the perfect amount of creaminess (but careful, don’t use too much or I find it tastes a little slimy! 1/4 slice of an avocado seems to be the perfect amount). Avocados are high in good fat which helps to balance blood sugar and calm the nervous system. And they’re a great source of B vitamins – particularly folate which is a much-needed nutrient in early stages of pregnancy.
I used goat yoghurt which I made myself, but you can use whatever you like – even coconut yoghurt would work! Finally, depending on how much water you add, this recipe can be made into a smoothie or frozen yoghurt – whatever tickles your fancy xo
My Summer Berry Smoothie
- ¼ avocado
- 1 cup frozen berries
- ½ cup yoghurt (I used goat yoghurt, and you can find my recipe for homemade yoghurt here. Otherwise any organic yoghurt will do, or coconut yoghurt for a vegan option)
- ½ – 1 cup water
Combine the avocado, berries and yoghurt in a blender. Add ½ cup of water. Blend (you may need a blender plunger to get things moving). If you’d like it smoother like a smoothie, just add more water until you’ve got the consistency you desire. Enjoy!
Photos by Josh and Natasha Asselstine.