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Healthy Guilt-Free Desserts

Lemony Blueberry Smoothie Bark

Similar to fro-yo but with less sugar and more muscle-building protein, this bark is the perfect after-school treat for kids — or after-work treat for grown-ups!

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The probiotics in yogurt promote gut health and optimize digestion, while blueberries contain a payload of anthocyanins, which help improve cognitive function, according to a study published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. And the vitamin C in lemons and blueberries can help you retain your muscle mass, according to research.

Servings
6

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 2 cups 2% or full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries, plus more for topping
  • 2 scoops plain or vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • pinch salt
  • ¼ cup sliced unsalted almonds
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs

Preparation

  1. Add milk, yogurt, blueberries, protein powder, honey, lemon zest, almond extract and salt to a blender cup and blend until smooth and thick.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Spread mixture into a large 1⁄2-inch-thick rectangle and sprinkle with blueberries, almonds and cacao nibs. Freeze until solid, about 3 hours.
  3. Break bark into pieces and store in an airtight container in the freezer.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size ⅙ of recipe
  • Calories 188
  • Carbohydrate Content 17 g
  • Fat Content 7 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 17 g
  • Sodium Content 58 mg
  • Sugar Content 13 g