Thursday, July 26, 2012

When it’s hot outside…it’s cold inside - Chocolate Raspberry Strawberry frozen Treat

It has been really hot the past two weeks or raining. Of course when it’s hot, all I think about is something COLD!  So it’s been frozen smoothies each morning.  I’ve even thought about making one for lunch or dinner, but decided I needed to eat some food.

Today I was seriously thinking of making ice cream, but just didn’t want to spend lots of time making too much.   So I pulled out strawberries, raspberries and half a banana and my favorite immersion blender.

With a few whirrs and a little of this and that plus a little sweetener, it was tasty.   So into the freezer it went to ‘firm’ up.

I am one for making easy, simple and quick food.   The older I get, the simpler and quicker it gets!
Feel free to use all strawberries or other berries for this treat,


Chocolate Raspberry Strawberry Frozen Treat


    1 cup frozen raspberries
    1 cup frozen strawberries, sliced
    1/2 banana, frozen
    1/2 tsp vanilla powder (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
    5 pkts Pure Via Stevia sweetener (or about 3 tbsp other sweetener)
    2 tbsp cocoa (used Ghirardelli)
    1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

    Final Step Ingredients
    1 cup whipped cream
    1/4 cup chopped almonds
    2 tbsp frozen strawberries, chopped
1.    Using a blender, blend until all is smooth and fluffy.
2.    If using a stick blender, cut the banana into slices.  Stir as necessary and push down.
3.    Fold in the whipped cream, strawberries and chopped nuts.
4.    Place in freezer for at least an hour. Scoop into parfait glasses.

Servings: 4

Nutrition (per serving): 145 calories, 9g total fat, 3.9g monounsaturated fat, 1.4g polyunsaturated fat, 0g trans fatty acids, <1g trans-monoenoic fatty acids, <1g trans-polyenoic fatty acids, 1.1g linoleic acid, 2.9g saturated fat, 11.4mg cholesterol, 32.2mg sodium, 58.1mg calcium, 307.2mg potassium, 22.8mcg folate, 96.5mg phosphorus, 2.4mg phytosterols, 0mcg lycopene, 1.4mcg selenium, <1mg thiamin, <1mcg vitamin b12, <1mg vitamin b6, 27.5mg vitamin c, <1mg zinc, 16.9g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 12g net carbohydrates, 6.9g sugar, 2.4g fructose, <1g galactose, 2.2g glucose, 0g lactose, <1g maltose, <1g sucrose, <1mg stigmasterol, 3.7g protein, 6.9mg caffeine, 40% calories from carbohydrates, 52% calories from fat, 8% calories from protein.

Slightly different lighting

I am enjoying those #Driscoll’s Berries.   I never really liked raspberries, but have acquired a new taste for them.

© 2012

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