Food Day and Banana Walnut Frozen Yogurt

Did you know that today was the first annual Food Day?  Neither did I!  In found out during my phys ed observations today, when a local organization partnered with Chipotle to screen the movie Food Inc and provide students with guacamole, salsa, and chips.  I’ve seen the documentary before, and I highly recommend that you give it a viewing.  In fact, I’ll even include the trailer to whet your appetite:

The goal of Food Day, according to the website, is nothing less than to transform the American diet.  To get into more detail:

“Food Day will be October 24—in 2011 and in years to come. Food Day seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life—parents, teachers, and students; health professionals, community organizers, and local officials; chefs, school lunch providers, and eaters of all stripes—to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way. We will work with people around the country to create thousands of events in homes, schools, churches, farmers markets, city halls, and state capitals.

I’m rather late getting this post about, so Food Day is almost over, but that doesn’t matter.  Check out the website, and think about the message their trying to spread.  I’d also schedule some time to watch (or re-watch) Food Inc!  To celebrate some tasty food on Food Day, let’s get into my Banana Walnut Frozen Yogurt.

That looks damn delicious, doesn’t it?  While it’s not as simple as straight mashed bananas, it’s pretty simple.  Here’s the ingredient list:

  • 2 browning bananas
  • 16oz Chobani Greek Yogurt (I used plain)
  • 2oz ground walnuts (and several on top to taste)
  • 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein

Blending the ingredients together is really simple as well.  The most work involved is cutting the bananas into smaller pieces, to allow them to be mixed easier.  (I have the feeling it would work even without this step.  Combine the Greek yogurt, bananas, walnuts, and whey in a bowl, then go to town with a mixer for a few minutes.  Once the mixture has a creamy consistency, set it aside in your fridge or freezer. For a better frozen yogurt consistency, try stirring the mixture every hour or so while it sets.  (It might be too difficult to eat if you let it freeze solid.)

I topped my bowl with some walnuts and a dash of cinnamon, and there’s 4-5 small bowls left over.  It tastes delicious, and it’s a guilt free frozen yogurt that you can enjoy at any time of day.  Let me know what you think!


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