Ice cream for breakfast? These easy Frozen Strawberry Yoghurt Protein Bites are a perfect cold treat when it is hot outside. But delicious any time of the day, honestly. Made with only three ingredients, they are high in protein, low in carbs, gluten-free and refined sugar-free. Winner!
Healthy ice cream? Yes, please!
I almost couldn't believe how delicious these easy and healthy frozen yoghurt bites are when developing this recipe. Because they only consist of three good-for-you ingredients. In this case, some fruit, Greek yoghurt and a tiny bit of natural sweetener.
One delicious frozen yoghurt bite clocks in at just 12 (!) calories. But what makes this treat a protein powerhouse? The kind of yoghurt you use makes all the difference.
Regular vs Greek yoghurt
Regular yoghurt and Greek yoghurt are made of the same ingredients but differ in nutrient content. I call Greek yoghurt the protein yoghurt because it's so fitting. Although it contains more calories overall, Greek yoghurt comes with more protein and less sugar.
Moreover, Greek yoghurt is much thicker and mostly creamier than regular yoghurt. So, if you love your yoghurt heavenly creamy and with added health benefits, Greek yoghurt is for you. The consistency is thicker, and the yoghurt is mostly creamier than regular yoghurt.
Ingredients for these fruity frozen cubes
Every time I eat these delicious frozen yoghurt bites, I'm fascinated that they only do with THREE ingredients. Here is what you need:
I used plain Greek yoghurt in this recipe. As mentioned before, it comes with more protein than regular yoghurt. Be sure to use plain yoghurt instead of fruit flavoured yoghurt. Flavoured yoghurts mostly are just artificially flavoured and come with added sugar.
Strawberries (or other fruit)
I mostly make the yoghurt bites with berries. You can also use raspberries, blueberries, or even other fruits. Take it even to the next level and mix different fruits you like. Also, use fruits when they are in season because it makes all that difference in flavour.
To add a touch of sweetness, I used agave syrup. It has the most neutral taste when it comes to natural sweeteners. But you can also use honey or maple syrup to add more of these particular flavours. Refined sugar-free deliciousness!
How to make these Strawberry Yoghurt Protein Bites
There are not many recipes that are easier to make than this one. Let me break it down for you in three steps:
1) Prepare fruits
Wash the fruits, pat dry, remove the stalk (if necessary) and dice.
2) Mix ingredients
Add strawberries, Greek yoghurt and agave syrup to a bowl. Mix with a spoon and fill a 24- or 12 ice cube tray with the mixture.
3) Freeze baby freeze
Transfer the ice cube tray into the freezer and freeze for a couple of hours or overnight until frozen solid. Ready to satisfy your cravings? Pop them out of the ice cube tray individually and let the yoghurt bites sit for a couple of minutes. This will soften the frozen yoghurt bites slightly, making them melt in your mouth.
Tips and variations for this recipe
- Prepare the frozen bites in the evening in just a couple of minutes, freeze overnight and have a delicious and cooling treat for breakfast.
- Add a touch of pure vanilla extract or other spices like cardamom for added flavour.
- The frozen protein treat is also a delicious snack to eat after a sweaty working out.
Can I use other fruits to make this recipe?
Yes! Change it up with other berries like raspberries or blueberries. You can also use a mix of different berries or other fruits with your favourite fruit.
Can I make these frozen yoghurt bites vegan?
You can make this recipe vegan by using plant-based yoghurt instead of Greek yoghurt. Coconut, almond, and soya are great substitutions for this recipe. Swapping out the recipe decreases the protein content of the strawberry greek yoghurt bites.
How long do these frozen yoghurt bites keep?
Because they are frozen, the strawberry yoghurt bites will keep in the freezer for about 3 months. When eating, take individual cubes out of the ice cube tray, let them sit for a couple of minutes and enjoy.
Other deliciously healthy snacks
Frozen Strawberry Yoghurt Protein Bites
- ice cube tray (with lid if possible)
- 150 g strawberries (or other fruit) ⅔ cup
- 250 g Greek yoghurt 1 cup
- 1 tablespoon agave syrup
- Remove the stems from the strawberries and quarter them. Add the strawberries, Greek yoghurt, honey and to a bowl and mix to combine.
- Transfer the yoghurt mixture into an ice cube tray and fill each cavity evenly. Carefully place the ice cube tray in the freezer for a couple of hours or overnight until frozen solid.
- Once frozen, pop the frozen yoghurt bites out of the tray, let them soften for a couple of minutes and enjoy.
- These Greek yoghurt bites can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- You can also use a 12-cube ice cube tray instead of a 24-cube tray like I did in this recipe.