Frozen Greek Yogurt Bites

by Ashley on September 18, 2013

When someone asks me to “classify” my diet, I’ve become pretty good at providing a short and to-the-point answer.

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“I’m a Greek yogurt eating vegan,” I proclaim. {Enter confused look here.}

I actually really don’t like the idea of having to classify yourself as this or classify yourself as that when it comes to the way you eat. But when I recently learned about celebrity dietitian Ashley Koff’s “Qualitarian” classification, I immediately liked the term. What does a qualitarian mean you ask? According to Koff,

 It means, first and foremost, that you choose to be the gatekeeper for what goes into your body. That you don’t feel deprived but rather empowered when you turn down a veggie burger with genetically engineered ingredients or hexane and enjoy one made from organic quinoa and mushrooms or a wild salmon burger or a grass-fed burger. It also means saying no to a ready-to-eat salad of chemically sprayed lettuces in favor of cooking your own organic broccoli (great to start with frozen too). And it means taking pride in being smarter than the front of a package or a commercial. Yes, you are smarter than both of those; yes, you are. You are smarter than the package that tells you what it wants you to know but doesn’t tell you the rest of the story. Or what about the commercial, do you think whoever made it feeds that food to their kids or eats it themselves? So just as you wouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, get to know the whole story before you buy and certainly before you eat.

So maybe I’m a “qualitarian” who chooses not to eat animal products, well, except for Greek yogurt. Ugh. There I go again getting all complicated.

I blame recipes like this for my classification complication. Maybe I’ll give Greek yogurt up one day, but for now, I’m just not ready.

Enter Frozen Greek Yogurt Bites.

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These yummy little protein packed bites make for the perfect dessert, breakfast accompaniment or snack. Not only that but they take a total of ~5 minutes to prep. This recipe was adapted from The Lean Green Bean’s Chocolate Dipped Frozen Yogurt Bites. Feeling chocolatey? Give those a try too!

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Frozen Greek Yogurt Bites 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium banana chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 low-sugar granola or cereal (anything to give it a good crunch – next time I’m going to make them using chopped nuts instead)
  • 1/4 cup flax meal

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients  into a large bowl and stir until evenly combined.
  2. Smooth evenly into an ice cube tray.
  3. Place in the freezer for ~3 hours, or until frozen throughout and enjoy!

frozen greek yogurt bites

Do you like “classifying” the way you eat into a particular category, or are you like me, “it’s complicated?”

Have an awesome Wednesday! I’m super excited for dinner with my girlfriends tonight!

Good health!

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean September 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm

wohoo! they look great!
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Ashley September 21, 2013 at 11:05 am

They were delicious! Thanks to you for the inspiration!!!

Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen September 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm

These look awesome! I always have a really big sweet tooth in the evenings, so these would be a perfect night time snack for me.

I’m not a fan of labelling my diet either. I eat just about anything! Obviously I try to keep it mostly healthy though, and I prefer sticking to vegetarian protein sources.
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Ashley September 21, 2013 at 11:05 am

They were so delicious and yes, would be a perfect evening snack! I think that is the best way to be!! I don’t know why we feel the “pressure” to “classify” the way we eat. Thanks for stopping by Chelsea!

Leah September 30, 2013 at 4:47 pm

These look so yummy! I like the idea of dipping them in chocolate… I always like cold chocolate treats from the freezer for just a bite of something sweet for dessert! Trying these tonight!!!

Ashley September 30, 2013 at 10:26 pm

I want to try them dipped in chocolate too! They are seriously the best answer for the late night sweet craving! Do it!!!

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