Oh, blueberry frozen yogurt bark. Where were you these past, sweltering summers? I could have used you so.
Alabama is full of some long, lazy afternoons. Sweat and heat go hand in hand…..especially if you are pregnant and tired. I look back on recent summers and all that I recall is waddling down the neighborhood blocks in search of relief from the heat.
How I wish I had found this blueberry frozen yogurt bark sooner!
Living in Alabama has its perks, but it also has its qualms. Little feet and hands need constant cooling. Heat, heat, and more heat. Humidity, bugs, sun. It can get pretty nasty come July. Plus, there’s August. And then there’s September….
Luckily, I have found new entertainment + a healthy treat for my little tikes.
This blueberry frozen yogurt bark hits a home run in the taste department. It’s ingredients are few, but mighty. The use of yogurt as a base is a great filler and probiotic for my boys. Plus, the fresh fruit lures them in every time. I also LOVE how it is totally customizable. Instead of kiwi or strawberries, you may want to go with some homemade granola, or perhaps chocolate chips and banana slices. Really, the possibilities are endless. Just find what makes your tribe happy and make sure you include it. A little bit of embedded familiarity with a new recipe is always a good idea. 😉
Once you have decided on the ingredients, the assembly can be an easy distraction from the heat. Only 3 fun steps and off it goes to the freezer!
You can use any type of yogurt as your base, but I personally chose to use Daiya blueberry yogurt. I did this not only because of the fun blueberry color, but also because it uses coconut milk as a base, which works the best for my boys who both have milk allergies. Here’s a picture of this luscious recipe before it headed to the freezer…
Once it enters the freezer, it is just about waiting. Talk about a good opportunity to help your littles work on patience. I used the waiting time to fit a much needed nap in for Beach and Fields. They happily reported to their beds with the promise of yummy frozen yogurt bark when they awoke. And imagine, just two hours later……voila! Two hungry and excited boys and beautiful yogurt bark to satisfy their appetite.
Once the yogurt bark is out of the freezer, it is just a matter of breaking or cutting it into pieces. After you do that- and quickly consume one or two pieces- you’ll place the leftovers (stacked) in a plastic baggie and put them back into the freezer for later yumminess.
Now that I have found this lovely, I am going to be making up for lost time. That’s right, I will be whipping up this bark all summer longggggggg.
And I think my boys are going to have NO problem helping me MAKE & EAT it every time!
Cheers and happy barking!