Pinkberry style frozen yogurt… made at home with just 2 ingredients. 15 minutes to a healthy dessert!

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Today it’s a mild 104 degrees outside (dripping/sweating in sarcasm) so as much as I would have loved to load up the munchkins in the sweltering heat and truck on over to the outdoor farmer’s market, I just decided to stay indoors and frantically dig around my kitchen for something to post about share a dessert I’ve been planning for weeks.

What I almost always have in my refrigerator is fruit. So let’s just pretend these beautiful organic strawberries came from the farmer’s market instead of Safeway.

Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe | Healthy Summer Dessert around 110 calories | dessertdesignlife.com

I also found greek yogurt in my fridge. I immediately knew what I would do for you all (considering how hot it is outside)…

Frozen yogurt! And fresh strawberries (or any other fresh fruit for that matter!) is great with the yogurt.

Not just any frozen yogurt, but Pinkberry style frozen yogurt (tart with just a hint of sweetness – a frozen yogurt that actually tastes like yogurt that has been frozen).

Let’s take it one step further. There’s only a little over 110 calories per 1/2 cup serving. 130 if you include the fresh sliced strawberries.

If you have an ice cream machine, this baby could be in your hands in 15 minutes. If you don’t have a machine, I include instructions on how to make this at the end as well. Read More →


Nothing says good morning like a batch of freshly baked blueberry muffins.

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I love extra crumb topping on mine!

My little munchkins love blueberries more than any other fruit in existence… and that’s great, you know, antioxidants and all. Fortunately and unfortunately, my entire family knows that.

This past week, we were given several giant containers of organic blueberries by various family members: 3 lbs total to be exact (in addition to the 2 pints we already had at home from the farmer’s market)!

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Tons of blueberries!

What am I supposed to do with all those plump, juicy blueberries before they went bad?! Of course, I froze some for smoothies, but some were starting to get soft and I just wanted to find a way to use them up!

So of course the first thing that came to mind were blueberry muffins!

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An impressive, yet easy fruit tart for the summer months featuring nectarines and plums.

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This weekend, the market was abundant with beautiful, sweet nectarines and juicy red plums wherever we turned so for this week’s Farmer’s Market Sunday post, I simply had to share a recipe that showcased these vibrant stone fruits.

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I don’t know about you, but when it’s hot outside and one of those lazy summer days, I want to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. So when I was trying to figure out what to do with the fruit, I wanted something simple, yet elegant in presentation because this tart was made for a get together my aunt was hosting. Read More →

Best Peach Blueberry Cobbler Ever | dessertdesignlife.com

The. Best. Peach. Cobbler. Ever.

Stop what you’re doing and make this right now. You’ll thank me later. I promise.

So it’s Farmer’s Market Sunday and we just made it before they all packed up – the best part about that is almost everything is marked down… like fresh picked juicy peaches at only $1/lb.

Which brings us to this week’s farmer’s market recipe. The ultimate fresh peach cobbler recipe (with blueberries).

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Strawberry Yogurt Creamsicles

Quick and Easy Strawberry Yogurt Creamsicles.

The girls love the farmer’s market, the girls love love LOVE strawberries… so guess what we came home with… yup, you guessed it… and it’s more strawberries than we could possibly consume before they went bad. So I decided to make Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles – with a twist! Read More →

Desserts fresh from the farmer's market!

Desserts fresh from the farmer’s market!

 

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning in California’s central valley and for me and my girls, that means it’s a trip to the farmer’s market! I first visited the Sunday Farmer’s market less than a year ago and it has been one of my girls’ favorite places to go to when the weather is nice outside.

Sweet, Plump Blueberries

Sweet, Plump Blueberries. Score!

This trip to the farmer’s market yielded juicy red strawberries and sweet, plump, blueberries among other things. So I thought, with the start of summer, it would be fitting to do some simple desserts that showcased these delicious fruits. (Disclaimer: I am mildly allergic to fresh fruits and vegetables, but the desserts looked so yummy that I couldn’t help but try them myself! Sooo worth it!)

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