I have a love-hate relationship with strawberries. I love everything about them. But, while I'm eating strawberries on everything in sight, that love blinds me to the reality that I am allergic to them. A few hours later when my mouth feels like I've been eating sour patch kids all day I remember that I really should hate strawberries. Sometimes I get lucky and nothing happens. It's a daily game of chance.

The part that seems to confuse everyone I tell about my allergy is that I eat strawberries all the time. I'll throw them in a parfait at breakfast, a salad at lunch and a smoothie in the afternoon. I buy the massive cartons because I go through them so quickly. If I don't finish them fast enough I freeze them for throwing in smoothies. That's where this incredible recipe comes into play.

You take frozen strawberries, yogurt, lemon juice and a little bit of honey (all of which I already had on hand), throw them in a food processor for 5 minutes, and you end up with a tart, smooth, sorbet-like strawberry frozen yogurt that you can feel great about eating all summer long. This is probably the best thing to happen to your summer diet in years. Unfortunately I couldn't resist chowing down on some cookies I made shortly after I ate the frozen yogurt, but I doubt there will ever be a day I pass on warm cookies.

If you don't have fresh frozen strawberries you can buy them in a bag for $3 or so at the store. I used the Light & Fit Greek yogurt that I use for my parfaits, and that worked perfectly, but any plain yogurt you have on hand will do.


5-Minute Healthy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Recipe from Just a Taste

4 cups frozen strawberries
3 Tablespoons agave nectar or honey
1/2 cup plain yogurt (non-fat or full fat)
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice


Add the frozen strawberries, agave nectar (or honey), yogurt and lemon juice to the bowl of a food processor. Process until creamy, about 5 minutes.

Serve the frozen yogurt immediately or transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to 1 month.

*Kelly also noted that if you prefer a sweeter frozen yogurt you can add in more honey or agave nectar.


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