Look how pretty these are & not to mention those layers!!
These frozen berry yogurt bars are a great option if you don’t feel like making breakfast in the morning. They're also great for when you are wanting something sweet midday or for an after dinner dessert. Basically what I am saying is they're perfect to eat whenever!
They’re long-lasting because you keep them in the freezer until you’re ready to eat & super simple to put together.
Ingredients for the yogurt bars:
1 cup (about 10-12) dates, pitted
2 cups whole grain rolled oats
1 cup nut butter
1/4 cup flaxseeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups vanilla plant-based or regular yogurt
1 cup frozen or fresh berries, stewed
unsweetened coconut flakes
1. Soak your pitted dates in water for 10-12 minutes to let them soften. Then, drain the water. 2. Place the berries in a small saucepan on medium-low heat, add a few tbsp water & stir occasionally until the fruits have thawed & are mashable, about 5-7 minutes. Then, remove from heat & set aside. 3. In a food processor, add in the dates & mix on high for 3 minutes or so until smooth consistency, stopping to scrape down the sides when necessary.
4. Then, to the food processor add in the oats, almond butter, flaxseeds & cinnamon. Place on high for about 3-5 minutes until well combined. 5. Line a baking dish with parchment paper, then, place the mixture from the food processor into the dish & press down with your hands to get an evenly flattened crust. 6. Top with the yogurt & evenly spread across the crust. Then, on top of the yogurt, pour over the stewed berries & spread evenly across the yogurt using the back of a spoon. Sprinkle with coconut flakes & additional fruit. 7. Place into the freezer for 2-3 hours until completely set. Then, take it out to thaw, cut into slices & enjoy! *place slices not eaten back into the freezer until ready to enjoy. Enjoy!
Health Benefits from Ingredients in the Yogurt Bars:
Blueberries aid digestion, boost immunity, reduce inflammation & promotes heart health
Cinnamon improves circulation, supports blood sugar regulation, supports balanced appetite & promotes heart health
Dates support cardiovascular health, supports circulation & aids digestion
Flaxseeds promotes heart health, improves brain function, balances hormones, reduces inflammation & aids digestion
Oats balance blood sugar levels, help reduce blood pressure, promote healthy gut bacteria
Raspberries boost immunity, aid digestion, promote heart health, support healthy aging & reduce inflammation