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Berry Banana Froyo & Strawberry Lassi plus a giveaway!

Competitions, Recipes October 14, 2013

It’s been a while between recipe posts! So what better reason to kick back in the kitchen and start creating some cooling down treats other than this intense heat Sydney has been having lately. And what better time to make a bunch of pink recipes other in October for Breast Cancer Awareness? 

Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in Australia? It is also the second most common cancer to cause death in women after lung cancer (source: Cancer Council Australia). Breast cancer is so common in Australia it is difficult to escape having a close relative or knowing of a friend who has a close relative who has suffered from this awful disease. As ladies it’s definitely something we all need to watch out for ourselves by doing regular checks at home as well as regular check-ups at the doctor’s. For info about checking yourself out at home, visit this link here.

You know me and I love simple, so what’s more simple than recipes with only two ingredients that’s easy to put together? All you need is a blender/food processor, some yoghurt, bananas, milk and you’re set to make both of these cool-down treats.

Start out with some ripe, spotty bananas.

Peel and chop.

Pop into ziplock bags and seal. Freeze overnight.

This is what you’re after.

Place bananas (about two cups frozen banana chunks) into food processor.

Whizz until creamy and soft serve-like (by the way, if you haven’t tried making this at home before, you are missing out! It’s the perfect vegan ice-cream — super creamy and totally versatile!)

Measure out one cup of strawberry yoghurt and spoon into the food processor. Whizz for another 20 seconds or until fully combined.

Straight from the food processor, it has the thick, creamy consistency of soft serve. It was a rather hot day that I made this on so it was even a tiny bit softer than this, so I decided to pop it into the freezer to harden up a bit (but of course it’s still enjoyable at this stage!)

And here you go, post freezer!

Two-Ingredient Berry Banana Froyo

Makes: 3-4 servings of frozen yoghurt
Time to prepare: Bananas need to be frozen overnight, but this takes about 10 minutes to put together. Easy!

Berry Banana Froyo

  • 3-4 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup strawberry yoghurt (I used SKI Strawberry Yoghurt)
  • optional: a few drops of rose pink food colouring to make it extra pink! or three hulled strawberries if you have them would work well too!

Equipment needed: freezer, food processor


  1. Peel, chop and freeze bananas in ziplock bags overnight.
  2. Remove bananas from the freezer and place in processor bowl. Process until creamy.
  3. Add the strawberry yoghurt and pulse for 20 seconds until well combined. Serve as soft serve creamy consistency or pour into a freezer friendly container and freeze for up to 6 hours to harden to scoopable consistency. Serve with sprinkles! 😉

Sprinkles optional!

Two-Ingredient Strawberry Lassi

Makes: 1 serving (doubles or triples nicely for extra servings if needed.)
Time to prepare: 1 minute

Strawberry Lassi

  • 1.5 cups strawberry yoghurt 
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice (I used soy, but feel free to use cow, rice, almond etc.)
  • optional: a few drops of rose pink food colouring to make it extra pink! or three hulled strawberries if you have them would work well too!

Equipment needed: blender


  1. Pour yoghurt and milk into blender and pulse for about 1 minute or until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and serve.

Enjoy these summery treats and I hope you have a fabulous week! 



Giveaway: Your chance to win two bottles of Taylors Estate wine!

Competitions May 20, 2013

If you like settling down at the end of a hard day with a glass of wine, then this giveaway is for you!

While I must admit that I don’t drink myself, I do occasionally add a glass of wine to slow cooked meats in my slow cooker or the spag bol bubbling away on the stovetop — and it adds a wonderful flavour.

I’m happy to announce that one lucky reader will receive two bottles of wine, one Taylors Estate Shiraz and one Taylors Estate Pinot Gris.


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What you can win: One Taylors Estate – Shiraz 2010 and one Taylors Estate – Pinot Gris 2011 (RRP $20 per bottle).

How to win: All you have to do is leave a comment with your favourite way to enjoy a good glass of wine for a chance to win!

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If you already follow me on Twitter or Facebook, that of course will entitle you to bonus entries!

This giveaway opens on Monday, May 20, 2013 and ends one week later on Sunday, May 26 at 11:59pm!

Competition has now closed! Thanks to everyone that entered and congrats to the winner!

The giveaway is open to Australia only. Winner must be of legal drinking age and provide proof of age (you can scan or take a photo of your drivers licence or proof of ID).

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This post was sponsored by Taylors Wines and Switched on Media.

Hope you all had a lovely, relaxing weekend!