Brokeass Gourmet: Three-ingredient strawberry frozen yogurt

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I worry.

I worry about the physical and emotional health of the people I love.

I worry about the future, both near and far, mine and yours.

I worry that the path I have chosen is flawed.

I worry that, actually, it is perfect, that it is I who is flawed.

I worry about those flaws.

And worry, and worry.

Sometimes, we need a break from the worry.

A sweet, tangy, cold, creamy break.

This is my break. It couldn’t be easier to make, so that’s good.

You just need frozen strawberries (though frozen raspberries, plums, mango, or peaches would be tasty, too), some thick yogurt, and a touch of honey (though you could skip it, for a lower-sugar result—I worry about sugar sometimes, too).

Just blend it up in a food processor, pour it into an airtight container with a fitted lid, and freeze, until it firms up (usually about two hours), then scoop a bowl of worry-free bliss.

For a few moments, your only worry will be locating a spoon.

 

INGREDIENTS

16 ounces frozen strawberry (a 1-pound bag) $3

1 cup Greek yogurt (any fat percentage is fine) $2.50 for 8 ounces

1 tablespoon honey pantry

Estimated total cost: $5.50

 

DIRECTIONS

Combine the strawberries, yogurt, and honey in a food processor.

Puree until the mixture resembles a thick smoothie.

Scrape the mixture into a bowl or plastic container with a fitted lid.

Cover tightly and place in the freezer until firm, about 2 hours.

Scoop into bowls and serve immediately.

Recipe serves 4. 

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