With Christmas just three sleeps away and festive feasting in full swing, it’s not entirely surprising that the wheels are slowly wobbling off my 5-2 fasting wagon. I remember reading somewhere that on average Australians gain 0.8 to 1.5 kg over the Christmas period. One to two kilograms might not sound like much but researchers have identified that weight gained over the holiday period is rarely lost.
Sadly socialising and a paltry 500 calorie fasting day limit just don’t go hand in had. So… at times like these I go into damage control, stocking my fridge and freezer with what I like to think of as mindful treats. Something a little naughty but deliciously nice. Like these little Frozen Yoghurt Drops With Cranberries and Pistachio. At first glance they resemble christmas-y white chocolate pastilles but are nothing more than frozen honey sweetened yoghurt discs scattered with a little coarsely chopped dried fruit and nuts. At just 26 calories per bite, and effortless to prepare, they’re my perfect antidote for a very cool Yule.
Frozen Yoghurt Drops With Cranberries and Pistachio
Makes 16 tablespoon sized drops (26 calories per serve)
1 cup plain low fat Greek Yoghurt (140 calories)
1 teaspoon honey (21 calories)
1/4 cup coarsely chopped unsweetened dried cranberries (85 calories)
1/4 cup coarsely chopped shelled and roasted pistachios (171 calories)
LINE two trays with baking paper. Make sure that the trays are small enough to easily slide into the freezer.
STIR honey through yoghurt. Transfer mixture to a piping bag.
PIPE eight round discs onto each paper lined tray. Alternatively dollop tablespoons of the mixture onto the tray, smoothing each with a palette knife.
SCATTER cranberries and pistachios evenly over the yoghurt discs.
PLACE trays in the freezer for at least an hour. When yoghurt discs are completely frozen peel from the baking paper and store in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to serve.