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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 folks! 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? This month, I’ve teamed up with SKI to make these two pink recipes and also have a great giveaway for my readers!

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.

So, knowing all that, I think that breast cancer research and support of breast cancer patients is definitely a cause that I want to support! The people at SKI Yoghurt are currently pledging to ‘build a nurse from yoghurt’ by donating $350,000 to fund a McGrath Breast Care Nurse in the local community and, to show their support for raising Breast Cancer awareness, have tinted their yoghurt packs pink for October!

SKI Yoghurt have also sponsored today’s giveaway, where one lucky reader can win a set of pink silicone Scullery kitchen utensils (pack valued at $47.73). The pack includes a spoon, grater, whisk brush, spatula, slotted turner and tongs. The stylish Colori silicone range of utensils are highly heat resistant, feature ergonomic handles and are designed to be used on non-stick surfaces. The Colori range features food grade silicone which is soft to touch, easy to grip and fingerprint resistant.

You can enter by simply leaving a comment below about your favourite way to enjoy yoghurt and you can also earn bonus entries (see below).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You know me and I love simple, so what’s more simple than recipes with only two ingredients that are a snap 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 one-step ice-cream — super creamy and totally versatile!)


Measure out one cup of strawberry yoghurt (or more if you want a more intense flavour) and spoon into food processor. Whizz for another 20 seconds or until fully combined. I added a few drops of pink food colouring to intensify the pink colour, but you can leave this out if you wish – it’s a more natural colour that way.)


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

Author: CookingCrusade.com
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

Steps

  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 1 cup of 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

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

Strawberry Lassi

  • 1.5 cups strawberry yoghurt (I used SKII)
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice (I used soy, but feel free to use cow’s, 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

Steps

  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! It’s my last week as a single lady and I will be enjoying it 🙂

xo
C

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Yogurberry, Epping

Reviews December 12, 2012

Yogurberry Epping entrance

For months, my workmates and I salivated in anticipation over the giant poster hung over a shop window announcing that frozen yoghurt would soon be a treat available in Epping. Coffee runs would soon be changed to froyo runs. Sipping hot liquids at my desk would become a thing of the past, instead replaced by gloriously creamy froyo in different flavours. Expectations were raised higher and higher, and complaints of “WHY isn’t it open yet??” grew more frequent. It all dissipated in a moment of shock and joy when, passing by Hothis for lunch, I realised Yogurberry. Was finally. Open.

Yogurberry Epping launch balloons

The first thing I did was call my workmate who had also been eyeing off the signs to screech “IT’S OPEN, IT’S FINALLY OPEN” and after lunch, finally descended on the magic that is Yogurberry. And as high as my expectations were, it did not disappoint.

They had an opening special of 50% off for a couple of days. Half-price froyo, how can you go wrong? Unless of course the froyo is cursed. Or contains potassium benzoate. Sorry, that’s a bad Simpsons joke.

I stood in line and picked out the smallest cup (which, by the way, is hilariously large). The thing I love the most about Yogurberry is that you pay by weight instead of by size. That means that I can get a GIANT serving if I want, or if I’m feeling a tad full from lunch, I can get a miniscule serving if I want. ALSO, I can get as many toppings as I want without worrying about a giant surcharge per topping as with normal ice cream / froyo places. So I basically have no reason to never get froyo! This is my perfect froyo dream!

Self-serve Yogurberry

Yogurberry toppings
So many toppings! They had everything from cocoa pops, corn flakes, shredded coconut, candied popcorn, chocolate chips, sprinkles, tim tams and a whole lot of fresh fruits and of course, pearls.

A completed Yogurberry

Since each serving varies in price (I believe its about 10c per 20g), a regular serving is about $5-6.00. This serving above was quite huge so cost about $8-9.00.

Of course, I had to try each flavour on my first go! And since it’s self serve, this was easy enough to do.

They had the following flavours available:

  • Taro
  • plain
  • mango
  • green tea
  • strawberry and chocolate

My flavour preferences in order are taro, strawberry, plain, green tea, chocolate and mango. All flavours were pretty good but I mostly stick with taro and strawberry on my return visits – they are too good!

I absolutely loved the lychee pearls to top with them. This was my first try of them and on every return I have basically gone nuts and put giant servings on each order I get. Basically a ‘would you like some froyo with your pearls?’-type situation, but they are amazing! Nothing like the sort of pearls you get from Easyway or Chatime. These pearls ‘pop’ in your mouth when you crunch down on them, rather the chewy pearls in bubble tea drinks. If you haven’t before, I highly recommend giving them a try!

Paying after self-serving
Lining up to pay.

Seating at Yogurberry
They have a good amount of seating for those who wish to eat in.

I couldn’t resist including these pics of my god-daughter Talei getting a brain freeze. Not that that deters her from eating more froyo haha. Good girl.


Ergh!


Pushing through the pain.


Mmm so good.


Haha I love this video.

Yogurberry, Epping is at 43 Beecroft Road, Epping, NSW.
They accept cash only.

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Parking is probably best found at Coles on Rawson Street in Epping, but it’s also a super quick walk from Epping station.

I can’t wait to enjoy more froyo goodness over the summer period! Psst, if you’re interested, check out their website — they have plenty of nutritional advice about their frozen yoghurt.

Oh thought I’d also mention that Yogurberry is cash only!

Hope you’ve had a great start to the week. Not long to Christmas now, eeeee!!!

xoxo
C

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