While popsicles and sno-cones are certainly considered summer snack options, the mostly ice-cream and sugar-filled treats tend to leave you hungry soon after you eat them. When you long for something cold and refreshing and nutritious, go for this yogurt bark recipe instead.
This frozen treat is high in protein (around 5 grams per serving) and contains 2 grams of fiber, making it a filling afternoon snack or dessert.
The protein from Greek yogurt not only helps you stay full longer, it also helps build and repair muscles, skin and nails. If you’re lactose sensitive or follow a plant-based diet, there are plenty of dairy-free yogurt alternatives to choose from (here are mbg’s top 10 favorites.) I recommend the higher protein, plant-based options like these made with soy milk or pea protein.
Although you could technically add any fruit, the berries (fresh or frozen) are high in antioxidants that fight free radicals and are anti-inflammatory. They also add a nice splash of color to the bark! Strawberries and blueberries are packed with anthocyanins, which have been shown to support heart and brain health, lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, and reduce inflammation. Strawberries are also rich in immune-boosting vitamin C, with just one cup making up 94% of your recommended daily allowance. While blueberries contain vitamin K, which helps support healthy bones.
Together with the berries, a heavy drizzle gives the bark even more natural sweetness. Once your yogurt rind is ready to eat, you can share it with loved ones or keep any extras in the freezer to enjoy during the hot week!