I am still sick. This sinus/upper respiratory illness is rocking. my. world.
I have not left my bed since Saturday. And let me tell you…the stir-crazy struggle is *real.* I am climbing the walls.
All I have to say is thank the Good Lord (literally) for grocery delivery.
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I think at this point, I’m about thisclose to hacking up a lung, so needless to say, my throat was raw. And all I could dream of was a frozen treat to sooth the fiery sandpaper currently occupying my air pipe.
Enter: My Strawberry FroYo.
FroYo = “frozen yogurt.” And it’s one of the trendiest foods right now. I swear, you can’t walk 2 blocks in NYC without passing at least three different FroYo shops! Pinkberry, Red Mango, Sweet Frog, 16 Handles, TCBY – it is all the rage. And I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I secretly long for FroYo. Because, sadly, dairy (and sugar!) is not on the Specific Carb Diet.
But not to worry. Because my healthy version of FroYo will rival any commercial version you can buy at the food court.
Plus, you can feel really good about eating it.
This recipe is Gluten Free, Vegan, Specific Carb Diet friendly, and Paleo!
Here’s what you need: (Serves 2)
8 whole frozen strawberries
1/4 cup cashews
1 1/2 Tbsp coconut butter
Optional: 12 drops of alcohol free stevia, or 1 tsp honey/agave
1/4 cup cashews, chopped (for garnish)
This recipe couldn’t be simpler! Put your cashews into the food processor, and process until it resembles sand. Then, throw everything else into the food processor and process until thick, creamy and smooth! Freeze for 25-30 minutes. Garnish with chopped cashews.
Oh my gosh, where to begin with this amazingness!? First of all, the flavor was magnificent. It was sweet and fresh and just bursting with strawberry flavor. But it wasn’t just “strawberry” like you imagine an artificial strawberry ice cream…This was a complex strawberry. The coconut butter, combined with the dates gave the strawberries a deep sweetness that had some weight to it. Sounds strange, but just try it and you’ll know what I’m talking about!
And then the texture was marvelous! It was super creamy and rich. And the coldness was so refreshing and soothing on my poor throat. I also loved the crushed cashews on top too. They gave a slight crunch that went perfectly with the luxurious and thick ice cream.
This was such a treat. And I am so excited to share it with you guys. Hopefully you can enjoy some this weekend!
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