I am typing this up as it is raining like crazy, storms, and flooding - the humidity level is so high today and it triggers my migraines. I took a poll on my stories this afternoon and couldn’t believe how many of you out there suffer from migraines as well AND digestive issues. I somewhat guessed that most people have some type of digestive discomfort but was surprised as to the percentage for, vs not. Many of you don’t know your triggers and are trying to navigate that, but are also afraid to see your doctor. I took the polls because I was mainly curious and I have an idea for a blog post that I want to work on that can help you face your doctors and your symptoms. I have suffered on and off from migraines since graduating from college about 10 years ago. Sometimes I have 15 or more a month or none; sometimes I have to go to the ER for treatment and other times I can manage the pain on my own with a few tricks. Either way it is totally debilitating and often times I can not work through them; causing me to be down for the count for a few days or an entire week. As far as digestive issues, you can search about my journey in my many blog posts.
anyways, I needed to take it a little easy today in order to prevent a full on migraine attack. So, I made this frozen yogurt treat or snack in about 5 minutes, popped it in the freezer to settle (freeze) for about 2 hours and it came out so good. You have to treat it like ice cream when you eat it because it will melt fast. Sometimes something cool helps my body cool down as it runs super hot when I have a migraine.
I used blueberries, nut butter, walnuts, and a little berry flavored protein powder for the mix in, but you can use anything you want! I also used dairy free greek style yogurt (plain, unsweetened), but I am sure non greek style will work- just haven’t tried it!
it is really simple to put together and is good for a cooling snack or dessert!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Freeze time: 2+ hours
The amount that it yields, depends on how much yogurt you use & how you slice it!
2 containers of non-dairy greek style yogurt (probably = about 2 cups)
few dashes of cinnamon
2 tbsp. of protein powder (any flavor, optional)
2 tbsp. of nut/seed butter
1 tbsp. + of maple syrup (if you prefer something less tart)
toppings; chopped nuts/seeds, chia seeds, chocolate chips, fruit, nut butter, cacao nibs, chopped dates etc.
Line a cooking sheet or a small baking pan with parchment paper.
Add the yogurt on the pan, spreading somewhat evenly (about 1/2 inch thick)
Mix in the add ins; cinnamon, protein powder, and swirl in the nut butter
Add the toppings of choice
Freeze for 2+ hours.
Once settled cut into pieces.
Store in the freezer in an airtight container!
Flavor options: You can add anything in or on top!
Dark Chocolate Peanut butter
Mix in 2 tbsp. peanut butter powder or swirl in 2-3 tbsp. peanut butter, cinnamon, 1 tbsp. maple syrup. Top with chocolate chips and chopped peanuts
Mix in 2 tbsp. pumpkin puree, 1 tbsp. pumpkin spice mix, dash of cinnamon, 1 tbsp maple syrup. Top with chopped nuts/seeds.