This post is sponsored by ALDI, all opinions are my own.
Here we are at the beginning of March How are you doing with those New Years resolutions to be healthy? I must admit I have fallen a bit off the health wagon. We are hit with birthday, after birthday and that seems to be a spiral into sugar oblivion. So how do you break the cycle? Cold turkey? For me, I find that doesn’t work quite as well. I mean really think about deprivation and when that ever actually worked. I find when I am told that I cannot have something that is the thing I end up wanting the most.
What’s the answer? It’s a multi-pronged approach; we must come to the realization that we can’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. What does that mean? Don’t let one bad meal, or choice completely derail the whole day or even a whole month. I also try and find things that are good swaps but that I enjoy eating. Honestly if you don’t enjoy eating it, what’s really the point anyway? There is an element when eating healthy that you need to give your palate time to cleanse and adjust, but for the most part the food we are going to go back to is what tastes good.
I think something that we tend to either have a cheat day with or deprive ourselves of is ice cream. I mean it’s the ultimate creamy indulgence. Sigh. Why does it have to be so bad for us? Really anything that is creamy is the ultimate in decadence and seems to be what we crave for special occasions or on cheat days. So, how can we have something like ice cream more often that feels decadent but is actually good for us? I set out to try and make some.
While shopping at ALDI, I was thinking about my desire for ice cream but also my desire not to get off track. Inspiration often hits me while I’m grocery shopping, and I come up with an ingredient list as I walk through the store. ALDI makes it so easy for me to find everything on my list, at prices that won’t break the bank.
I am a very visual person, I start recipe building once an idea comes to mind. As I walked down the aisle I picked up some light agave for $2.99, and I started thinking about what I could make with this low glycemic index sweetener. I knew I wanted ice cream, so I decided to make Strawberry Frozen Yogurt. I picked up a container of Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt for $3.49 and frozen strawberries for $2.09 a bag. I was very anxious to try this and see if it could work. Could I make a delicious, seemingly decadent ice cream that I could eat without the guilt? I quickly paid for my items and ran home to try. Remember that price and availability may vary depending on your area.
Now you will need a food processor of some sort for this, or you could make this in a blender. I added in some Greek yogurt, then the strawberries followed by the agave. I pulsed it a few times to get it going. I then switched it to high, stopping it to stir every so often. The mixture began to turn a lovely shade of red and became thick and smooth like ice cream. I placed it in a bowl and popped it in the freezer.
This turned out amazing!!! Let me tell you it was the best thing I decided to do. It’s creamy and delicious and you totally don’t feel like you are missing out on ice cream. Head on over to ALDI and pick up these ingredients to make this delight today! to learn about some more healthy ideas from ALDI
1 cup of Friendly Farms Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
1 bag of Season’s Choice Frozen Strawberries
1/4 cup of SimplyNature Organic Light Agave Nectar
In a blender, or food processor add in all ingredients and blend until smooth. Enjoy right away or freeze for later.