Fresh raspberries in season are the perfect fruit to enjoy in many desserts. But if not in season or you just can't get a decent looking bunch at your grocery store, frozen raspberries are just as good. When you start building your fridge and freezer staples for a sugar free diet, frozen fruits and vegetables are your friend. Frozen foods won't spoil and allows you the freedom to have on hand many options to create healthy snacks and meals for yourself and your family. Stock up when frozen fruits are on ale because making healthy smoothies like this Raspberry Chia smoothie takes no time at all and helps you to stay focused on your sugar free eating plan. When you have on hand in your kitchen a stocked pantry list of ingredients you'll be less likely to resort to the take out drive through windows.
You can easily make this Low Sugar Raspberry Frozen Yogurt dairy free by simply replacing the Greek yogurt I used for creamy canned coconut milk or a vegan style yogurt. I say low sugar because this recipe can't be completely sugar free. It does have natural sugars from the raspberries which in my opinion isn't bad for you. Fresh berries contain a good amount of fiber and vitamins so for this sugar free girl it's a win in my book. The issue I have with most store bought labeled "Sugar Free" frozen yogurts and ice cream on the market today is that they contain artificial sweeteners to make them sugar free. Often times if you eat more than the recommended serving you can have quite the stomach upset which is no fun at all.I would rather just make my own at home where I can control which sugar free sweetener I prefer and how much I want to use. If you don't have an ice cream machine feel free to make these into portion controlled popsicles instead. Just as tasty so you won't be tempted to eat more than a serving!
- 2 cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup sugar substitute (granulated, such as Swerve sweetener)
- 1 cup ice
- Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender or use thawed frozen berries to blend in a regular blender or food processor.
- Taste and adjust to see if you need to add more sweetener before adding to your ice cream machine.
- Once well Incorporated, add to an ice cream machine and follow instructions of manual.
- Without an ice cream machine simply pour mixture into an air tight container, cover and freeze for 2-3 hours.