Dessert can be a tough habit to break, especially for bariatric patients. One option to end your meal with a sweet treat but not go overboard on sugar, fat, or calories, is to make bite sized treats. The small size immediately limits your calories, which can help you to continue your weight loss after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery.
One bite sized dessert that you don’t have to feel guilty about is a homemade frozen yogurt bite. This dessert recipe has only two ingredients: plain Greek yogurt and fresh fruit. Starting with high protein, low sugar plain Greek yogurt as the foundation for this dessert gives you the knowledge that this dessert lands in the healthy category. The yogurt is sweetened with fresh fruit, so even though this treat is sweet, it is from fresh, natural foods that add vitamins, minerals, and fiber. You can change the fruit you use to sweeten and flavor the yogurt bites and make them differently each time for variety or to use up fruit you have.
Bite Sized Frozen Yogurt Dessert Cubes :
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- ½ banana
- ¾ cup hulled strawberries (other good fruit choices include blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries)
Blend fruit and yogurt together in a blender or food processor. Scrape the sides down and scoop into ice cube molds. When almost frozen, you can insert a toothpick to use as a stick, and continue to freeze completely.
The above suggestion is offered by Dr. Shillingford, M.D., P.A., a board certified surgeon specializing in advanced laparoscopic and obesity surgery. His surgical weight loss patients come from all over Florida, including Boca Raton, Miami, Delray Beach, Parkland, Orlando, and Jacksonville, as well as from other states including Georgia, Ohio, Texas, New York, and New Jersey. Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients are frequently looking for simple yet delicious recipes that easily fit into their post bariatric surgery diet, and these bite sized frozen yogurt cubes may be a welcomed addition.