Tis’ the season for spending 20 minutes scraping ice off your car windshield, navigating four-foot high snow drifts on your mile-long walk to work and paying it forward.
Especially paying it forward.
And what better way to pay it forward than with Chobani Greek yogurt, no?
This Greek yogurt is jam-packed with protein, bone-building calcium and an amazingly creamy, thick flavor I’ve come to absolutely j’adore. Chobani was the first Greek yogurt I ever had, and since then, I haven’t been able to go back to the regular stuff. It’s just not the same.
Last week, I received an e-mail from Emily at Chobani saying I had been chosen to participate in in a blogger holiday recipe challenge.
Create a recipe using the yogurt, sign this oven mitt and pass it along for another blogger to use in this recipe challenge.
Sounds easy and cheery enough, right?
As soon as I received my stash of yogurt from Chobani and oven mitt from Brandi, I was ready to get to work. The only problem was my apartment was severely lacking in groceries. With my paltry stash of food, you would possibly think I am currently going through some karmic spiritual fast or protesting food in defense of some kind of horrible social wrongdoing.
Not true, not true.
I’m just poor and don’t want to buy more groceries before I leave for Minnesota on Saturday.
Luckily, four simple ingredients came to my rescue – cinnamon, peanut butter chips, frozen bananas and Greek yogurt.
Peanut Butter Banana Frozen Yogurt Pops
1 1/2 bananas, frozen + cut into 1-inch slices
1 (6 oz.) container 0% Chobani plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup peanut butter chips (or 2 T peanut butter)
1 t ground cinnamon
drizzle of agave syrup
In a food processor or Vita-Mix, blend the bananas until they reach an ice cream-like consistency. This should take between 3 – 4 minutes. Add in the rest of your ingredients, and blend well.
In a popsicle mold or small paper Dixie cups, pour the mixture.
Place a popsicle stick or spoon in each cup, and place in the freezer for at least 3 – 4 hours.
Makes 2 large popsicles or 4 small popsicles
These pops are yummy, fun to eat and a lovely balance of healthy fats + protein.
To be sure of this, I had one for a snack tonight.
I plan on eating the other one for breakfast tomorrow morning.
If I could send you one in the mail without it melting and ruining a completely delicious froyo pop, I would. But I can’t. Because it will melt, and I will feel sad for the uneaten melty pop.
As for the blogger I choose to pass this mitt along to…that would be Janetha. She is one of the most caring, giving and hilariously awesome people I know. I had the privilege of meeting her at the Foodbuzz Festival last month, and I am pretty sure we would be the best of friends if we lived in the same city.
Plus, I know my homegirl loves her Greek yogurt (Marshall too!).
Make sure to check in with Chobani after the New Year – you’ll get to see all the recipes and visit each blog to explore even more delicious creations and healthy inspirations. One lucky fan will even win a special prize pack of their very own, including the signed blogger oven mitt!
What are some of your favorite healthy holiday recipes? Sharing is caring!