All the Pleasure, None of the Guilt

July is here, and we’re basking in the bounty of seasonal fruits.  The first few times I brought home fresh strawberries, our daughter could knock out a pint in a day.  When I finally bit the bullet and brought home a pound, she was fatigued by them, and we couldn’t go through them quickly enough.  We hate to see fresh, seasonal fruit go to waste, but so many recipes call for ingredients that our bodies don’t need or benefit from.

This quick, easy frozen yogurt recipe calls for strawberries, but they can be replaced with -blueberries, peaches, or other fruits in abundance in your area.  It is important that the fruit be frozen before blending, though, to get the right consistency.

Homemade Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Makes 4 Servings

4 c frozen strawberries
3 T honey
1/2 c plain yogurt
1 T fresh lemon juice

Combine all of the ingredients in your food processor and blend until smooth, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.  Keeps for up to 1 month.

What could be easier and more refreshing on a hot summer day?  Plus, there are health benefits to these ingredients!  Strawberries and other red fruits are rich in lycopene and are fantastic for women’s health.  Honey has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.  Lemons are rich in antioxidants.  Yogurt is full of probiotics for your gut – the center of your immune system.