Strawberry FroYo!

Hey y’all!

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.

Amazon has this amazing service called Amazon Prime NOW where they literally deliver you groceries IN TWO HOURS. And thank goodness for that, because I’ve been a housebound sickie, and yet MY FRIDGE IS STILL STOCKED. I’ve been able to cook all the healthy and healing foods my body needs right now, and all I have to do is get up to answer the door. And Amazon Prime is a sponsor, so they’ve offered my readers a Free 30-Day Trial!!! So honestly, I don’t know what you’re waiting for…Free 2 hour grocery delivery (plus full access to Prime Video & Prime Music) ? The future is now, my friends. (And thank you, because it’s a great way to support this blog 🙂 )

ANYWHO

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)

6 dates
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)

Tools:
Food Processor (This is the one I use and love)
Good Chef’s knife (Here’s a good one I use!)

 

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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86 thoughts on “Strawberry FroYo!

    1. Thanks Michael, I’ll definitely look into that. right now I’m elbows deep in homemade veggie soup haha I have a feeling yours is a better remedy haha Hugs and love xox

    1. Thank you Scott! Oh yeah, Amazon is incredible. We’ve gotta be careful or they’ll take over the world! haha jk jk Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox

    1. Thanks friend. Yeah I can’t remember the last time I was this sick!! Me too 🙂 Hugs and love xox

      1. oh my gosh thank you so much! what an incredibly kind thing to say 🙂 xox

  1. I’ve been under the weather as well. It’s a nasty virus. I’ve got no evergy and the cough is annoying. Feel better friend.

    1. Oh no I’m sorry you have been feeling crummy too. Yes! Oh my gosh the cough is the worst!! That and literally not being able to produce sound from my voice! Awww feel better soon Teri!!! Hugs and love xox

    1. Aw thank you Janice 🙂 I really appreciate your prayers. And thanks for passing this along! Hugs and love xox

  2. A very healthy balm for a sore throat. Hope you are better soon. Do you take your flu shots each year? They prepare the body to fight most strains of flu, however the strains mutate so fast the medical profession is always slightly behind in that fight.

    1. Thank you Ian. Yes! I did have a flu shot this year. Yeah I don’t think this is the flu. If anything it’s more like bronchitis than the flu!! Thanks for your kind words 🙂 big hugs to you friend.

  3. Aww ! So sorry you’re not feeling well! Those sore throats are the WORST! 🙁 Here’s wishing you a speedy recovery! Good thing about the groceries, though! Oh, btw, have you ever heard of Sunbasket ? https://sunbasket.com/ A friend of mine gets her groceries through them, and she loves it! She is on a paleo diet. Anyway, just thought I’d mention it. Hope you feel better soon! 🙂

    1. Thanks Joy, I appreciate that. Yeah it’s no fun at all! I have heard of them! That’s awesome. Thanks!! Hugs and love xox

    1. Thank you so much 🙂 i appreciate your prayers so much! Hugs and love xox

  4. My dear friend

    First of all I wish that you may recover soon from your illness. God bless you!

    Thank you also very much for this delicious and fresh looking recipe 🙂 It’s simple and fast to make.

    Another recipe: We give delicious food to our body and this we should also do for our soul:

    Faith in God,
    Harmony and light
    Love and no fight
    Respect – a lot
    Share and care
    To be always fair

    Language of the heart
    Never be apart
    Compassion spiced
    Spreading like Christ
    Scent of unity
    Within community

    Egofree life
    Without selfish styles
    Self-made strife
    But heartful smiles
    Odour of pure heart
    Inner food, divine art

    DidiArtist, 10.05.2018

    From heart to heart
    Didi

    1. Aw thank you Didi. You’re right! For our soul too! Beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing. Hugs and love xox

  5. OMG you look fabulous even you’re sick. Lol feel better and thanks for sharing your delicious yogert. Looking forward to more.

    1. aw thank you Melanie! what a kind thing to say 🙂 it really was a delicious treat 🙂 hehe Hugs and love xox

  6. sorry for not checking on you earlier Beaut, but obviously you need more rest to get better…take my advice, I have had two sinus surgeries and multiple ENT/allergy problems over the years, find the best ENT in the world and make an appointment (I can give you a name of the best ENT in the world, but you would have to go to Michigan to see him), and keep hydrating, hydrating, hydrating, with water and green tea, whatever works for you…coughing is your friend and bringing up the nasty junk that is clogging up the works is what it is all about, in short, work on getting that infection out so it does not go down any further wherever gravity takes it…praying for you too beaut…take care.

    1. Aw thank you so much – that’s great advice. Thank you for the prayers. And get this! My brother is an ent! (And imho the best in the world! Hahahahha) but seriously though:) Hugs and love xox

  7. Feel better soon! I got my first sinus infection during the summer of 2009. I’ve been plagued with at least one or two visits to urgent care every year since then. However, we’ve learned that a humidifier does wonders for us during allergy season, and I’ve been using more essential oils in the last year. I’m not a berry person, but you make strawberries and dairy-free frozen yogurt look amazing!

    1. Thanks Laura Beth! Oh no that’s awful. I’m sorry to hear that. Thanks for the tips! Hugs and love xox

  8. hope you are better. Good recipe, but for good health please read about lectins (there are many of them in all beans, nuts, the group of solanaceous, all vegetables with seeds). I read just yesterday and it was a big surprise 😉

  9. Hope you are feeling better! If not, some homemade chicken soup with cayenne pepper, minced garlic, powdered ginger & salt might soothe your throat & aid healing. This soup is good with cooked rice added, as you eat it. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) & Honey tonic made from ACV & Honey mixed in warm water is helpful, too. Praying for your recovery!

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