Superfood Toppings for Frozen Yogurt – If you’re trying to follow a cleaner eating diet, you’re probably aware of just how unhealthy most frozen yogurt or ice cream toppings are. Instead of eliminating these toppings, we simply learned how to revamp them into much healthier versions!
This Crunchy Superfood Toppings for Frozen Yogurt (or ice cream) is not only delicious, it’s loaded with anti-inflammatory foods, antioxidants and nutrients! Want to learn more? Keep reading!
Superfood Toppings for Frozen Yogurt
When you think of frozen yogurt or ice cream toppings, it is improbable that health is the first thing that comes to your mind. Normally, frozen yogurt toppings are full of artificial ingredients and dyes, made with refined-sugar, and are far from a healthy addition to a big bowl of dessert.
Here at Clean Cuisine, we don’t want desserts to be a rare “indulgence”. Rather, we want dessert to be something you can look forward to, thoroughly enjoy, and know that you’re doing your body a favor! Yes..a favor, because desserts can actually be HEALTHY!
This Superfood Toppings for Frozen Yogurt is just that…delicious, and healthy! Loaded with superfoods, and filled with flavor, this Superfood Toppings adds the perfect crunch to tonight’s dessert.
Crunchy Superfood Topping Ingredients
This Crunchy Superfood Toppings for Frozen Yogurt is simple and easy, requiring only 3 main ingredients, and zero cook time! Yes, you read that right…these Crunchy Toppings only take 2 minutes flat!
So what exactly are in our Crunchy Superfood Toppings for Frozen Yogurt? It’s simple. Here’s the rundown…
Many people think of chocolate as a “junk-food” that should only be enjoyed on rare occasions. This couldn’t be farther from the truth! The milk and sugar found in chocolate bars and candy are the real culprits of this food being classified as unhealthy. Cacao itself is actually an incredible health food with lots of benefits!
Cacao is minimally processed, which results in a highly nutrient-dense, rich powder. Cocoa, on-the-other-hand is highly processed, and loses many of its nutrients in the process.
Cacao is highly anti-inflammatory due to its high levels of polyphenols, helps to raise serotonin (happy hormones), and has been studied to aid in regulating blood sugar. Besides the health benefits, cacao is DELICIOUS, and far from a burden to add into your diet.
Small but with huge benfits, wild blueberries have more total antioxidant capacity (ORAC) than most fruits and veggies. Although incredibly healthy as well, wild blueberries have a higher ORAC value than their bigger cousins, cultivated blueberries.
Additionally, wild blueberries are full of anti-inflammatory benefits from their anthocyanin (an antioxidant), offer a hefty dose of immune-boosting Vitamin C, and can even aid in anti-aging. As a side note, blueberries taste amazing with cacao, making them the perfect combo for this recipe!
Nuts and Seeds
As my husband is allergic to nuts, I opted for sunflower seeds instead. However, you can add whatever nut or seed you prefer in this recipe!
Nuts and seeds, in general, offer large doses of plant-based protein, healthy fats, and many other nutrients. Enjoying nuts regularly can aid in lowering your chances of high blood pressure in the future. They are also a filling and healthy snack to enjoy throughout the day.
Make it Your Own!
While the ingredients above are what I chose to include in my Superfood Toppings for Frozen Yogurt, this was purely based on personal preference. Feel free to take away, add, or even modify the amount of any of the ingredients in this recipe. Want some ideas for extra frozen yogurt or ice cream topper additions? Try…
Try adding freeze-dried for a crunchy option, or dried with some juices still remaining for a chewier option. I love dried cranberries, strawberries, or mulberries as toppings! Importantly, remember to check for brands without added refined sugar.
Hemp seeds are full of gamma-linolenic acid (highly anti-inflammatory), full of protein, and offer a nutty and earthy flavor with a soft crunch to your topper. Full of health benefits, and delicious!
If you’ve never had chocolate and dates together, you’re in for a treat! Cacao and dates in combination taste like a sweet caramel treat, and are a great addition to this topper. Dates have been studied for their digestive health benefits, are filled with anti-inflammatory phytochemicals, and the perfect natural sweetener!
Is Frozen Yogurt Healthy?
While frozen yogurt is normally thought to be a healthier ice cream alternative, conventional frozen yogurt is far from healthy. Frozen yogurt is often full of refined-sugar, dairy, and even artificial ingredients at times. This is one treat you’ll want to avoid the conventional version of. Skip the frozen yogurt shops, and make it from home instead!
Healthy Homemade Frozen Yogurt + Ice Cream Options
Like mentioned above, this Crunchy Topper can be enjoyed on frozen yogurt or ice cream! Here are a few of our favorite dairy and refined-sugar free frozen yogurt and ice cream options…
Clean Chocolate Ice Cream: This clean homemade chocolate ice cream recipe is dairy free and has no refined sugar.
Dairy-Free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream: Just like the others, it is a simple ice cream recipe that requires only a quick assembly of ingredients. No baking. No cooking. Barely any mess. Bliss.
How to Make Strawberry Ice Cream: A recipe we all grew up loving, this is our healthy spin on strawberry ice cream! Made with real strawberries, and only 9 clean ingredients, this is a recipe you don’t want to miss out on.
Banana Ice Cream with Peanut Butter and Honey: If you’re a peanut butter lover like I am, this recipe is a must try! Add in some chocolate like found in our Crunchy Topper Recipe, and you’ve got the perfect combo!
More Healthy Frozen Yogurt + Ice Cream Toppings
This Crunchy Topper Recipe is one we love adding to our frozen yogurt and ice cream. I do, however, rarely stick to this crunchy topping alone when enjoying ice cream. Here are a few of my favorite ice cream toppings to enjoy alongside our Superfood Topping Recipe…
Healthy Caramel Sauce: This two-ingredient Caramel Sauce Recipe is a delicious addition to top any dessert, ice cream, iced coffee, or even to dip fruit in!
Strawberry Sauce Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Sauce recipe is super easy to make and has no refined sugar. It is delicious on whole grain pancakes, waffles or crepes.
Recipe for Marshmallows: This Recipe for Marshmallows requires only 5, simple ingredients, and is just as healthy as it is delicious!
Recipe for Gluten Free Brownies: Recipe for gluten free brownies are moist, chewy and SO delicious. Made with cassava flour, naturally sweetened and nutritious.
Gummy Bear Recipe: With only three easy ingredients, you can make a totally clean and healthy Gummy Bear Recipe everyone can enjoy!
Whipped Coconut Cream Recipe: A quick and easy, three ingredient recipe, this Whipped Coconut Cream Recipe is a staple in our house, especially for the holiday season.
Now that you know all of the amazing health benefits of this Crunchy Topper, and have many other healthy topping recipes to try out, let’s learn how to make this recipe from home…
Superfood Toppings for Frozen Yogurt
This Crunchy Superfood Toppings for Frozen Yogurt (or ice cream) is not only delicious, it’s loaded with anti-inflammatory foods, antioxidants and nutrients!
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 servings
Equal parts (I used 1/4 cup of each)…
- Cacao nibs
- Freeze dried blueberries
- Nuts or seeds of choice
- Additional desired toppings
- Add all ingredients to mixing bowl. Toss to combine.
- Sprinkle on frozen yogurt or ice cream. Enjoy!
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