Make This Dietitian's 4-Ingredient Frozen Yogurt Bark For A Satisfying Dessert
While ice pops and sno-cones certainly hold their own as summertime snack options, the primarily ice and sugar-filled treats tend to leave you feeling hungry shortly after eating them. When you're craving something cold, refreshing, and nutritious, reach for this yogurt bark recipe instead.
This frozen treat is protein-rich (about 5 grams per serving) and contains 2 grams of fiber, making it a satisfying afternoon snack or dessert.
The protein from the Greek yogurt not only helps you stay fuller longer but also supports the building and repairing of muscles, skin, and nails. If you're sensitive to lactose or following a plant-based diet, there are plenty of dairy-free yogurt alternatives to choose from (find mbg's top 10 favorites here). I recommend the higher-protein, plant-based options, like those made from soy milk or pea protein.
While you could technically add any fruit, the berries (fresh or frozen) are rich in free-radical fighting, anti-inflammatory antioxidants. Plus, they add a beautiful pop of color to the bark! Strawberries and blueberries are packed with anthocyanins1, which have been shown to support heart and brain health, lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, and lower inflammation. Strawberries are also rich in immune-supporting vitamin C, with just 1 cup making up 94% of your daily recommended intake, while blueberries contain vitamin K2, which helps support healthy bones.
Along with the berries, a heavy drizzle of honey adds even more natural sweetness to the bark. Once your yogurt bark is ready to eat, you can share it with loved ones or store any extras in the freezer to enjoy throughout the hot week!
4-Ingredient Frozen Yogurt Bark
Makes 4 servings
- 1 cup Greek yogurt or plant-based yogurt
- ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries, sliced
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Smooth yogurt onto a lined cookie tray (silicone baking liner or parchment paper).
- Top yogurt with berries.
- Drizzle with honey.
- Freeze for 4 hours (or until frozen solid).
- Slice or break bark, and enjoy!
Adrienne Ngai, R.D., MSc, CDE., is a board-certified Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and a healthy weight loss and mindset coach. She earned a BSc in Food and Nutrition from the University of British Columbia and an MSc in Human Nutrition from McGill University.
Ngai has struggled with weight, body image, and a healthy relationship with food growing up. After several ER incidents, she was challenged to address her issues with chronic dieting and body image to create a healthy lifestyle she has always envisioned for herself.
Now, Ngai helps busy professionals lose weight and keep it off, create a healthy relationship with food, and reverse and prevent chronic diseases through a holistic approach combined with her dietitian expertise.
She has been featured in Reader's Digest Best Health Magazine and HealthyFamilies BC. Adrienne and her husband live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Follow her on Instagram @adrienne.rd for nutrition tips and recipes.