An insanely fruity and refreshing sugar free frozen yoghurt: Crown your meal with a Raspberry Chia Coconut Froyo.
Are you wondering why these pictures look so wonderfully pink and flowery and kitsch? There is a simple reason, friends. I've got wedding on my mind! And love, true love. The real thing; the one that'll last forever.
My avid readers will know that I am not dreaming to get hitched myself - that already happened 2 children and a lot of years ago. No, I've just been to the most beautiful wedding on the shores of Lake Como in Italy. We're talking a ceremony in the mild afternoon sun, held (in English) by an Italian with the most velvety voice and seductive accent ever. A stunning bride in a long lace dress. A handsome groom who arrived by speedboat. Vistas over the lake (impossibly blue) and the mountains beyond (deepest green). Love songs, garlands, flower bouquets. In short, I was in romance heaven.
I have a confession to make. I love crying at weddings. I'm the person in the back dabbing my eyes with a handkerchief, getting swept away on a wave of love. Such a shame weddings don't happen more often!
At this one I managed to shed tiny happy tears THREE TIMES! Joke aside, other people's weddings are a wonderful opportunity to let yourself be overwhelmed by those big feelings and share the joy of the bride and groom without all the hard work and stress beforehand. It lets you relive your own wedding if you've had one already. It lets you sit there in your finery and remember why you married yourself, with a little squeeze of your partner's hand during the ceremony, not minding that it's rather sweaty due to the aforementioned sunny afternoon. Everyday life? What's that. Love is in the air! Real, deep romantic love.
I did not come home and decorated my house with pink roses, sobbing that the dream was over. You've got to trust me on that one, the flowers were a gift from a girlfriend who came over for dinner. They just seemed the perfect colour match for my Raspberry Chia Coconut Froyo. I swear.
Now, let's talk food. Raspberries. Aren't they brilliant little things? I always have a bag in the freezer, to add a handful to my yoghurt or granola in the morning (check out the Peanut Butter Granola). You can make the most incredible sugar free jam with them - such as this Raw Raspberry Vanilla Chia Jam. Create delicious desserts, such as this Raspberry Coconut Fool. And last but not least, the most simple and intensely fruity frozen yoghurt. This dish is so easy it almost makes itself. All you need is a blender, friends and you're ready to go.
You can make this Raspberry Chia Coconut Froyo with regular full fat plain yoghurt if you wish, but this time I decided yo use plain coconut yoghurt (note: this is not coconut flavoured yoghurt, which normally is a sugar trap, but yoghurt actually made FROM coconut, with no added sugars) to add another layer of taste.
I could not resist to indulge in my newly found passion for chia seeds and added a few tablespoons for extra crunch and nutritional goodness. For more info on chia seeds read my post on this Cherry Chia Frozen Yoghurt, where I go into detail about their health benefits.
Raspberries are rather intense and tart on their own, so I added 2 tablespoons of erythritol, which is a natural sweetener made from corn. You could use stevia or xylitol instead, or a banana (very ripe), though this would alter the taste a little.
Enjoy the last glorious days of summer! And never stop believing in true love.
Raspberry Chia Coconut Froyofrom Sugar Free Londoner
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- 300 g coconut yoghurt plain (you could also use full fat coconut milk out of a can)
- 300 g raspberries frozen
- 4 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoon powdered erythritol or sweetener of choice
- Stir the chia seeds into the coconut yoghurt and wait 10 minutes until they have absorbed some of the liquid
- Add the frozen raspberries and sweetener and blend until combined
- Serve straight away
Hi. I find yoghurts too high in sugar for my diabetes. Do you know what the difference in carbs is for using the coconut cream please! Xx
It's 7.8g net carbs with coconut cream - very similar. 6.5g net carbs if you used half dairy yoghurt and half double cream. Maybe consider reducing the raspberries to 200g.
Being from the U.S., my only method of measuring is in cups and ounces. Can I just fudge it a little on the amounts, or does this recipe require 300 grams? I an try with 1 1/8 Cup this I think is pretty close.
Of course! The recipe is quite forgiving 😉
This looks great but I am not keen on erythritol or these type of sweeteners. I have got used to a less sweet taste. Are they in the recipes for a reason other than replicating something sweet? I think in this one I could just leave out?
Of course you can leave it out. 🙂
Hi Katrin! I love your recipes, thank you for sharing them with us. I have a question. I am severely allergic to chia seeds. Is there another ingredient that I could use in their place? Thanks
Hi Irina, if you cook the raspberries and reduce the liquid that way you can leave out the chia seeds altogether.
Maya | Wholesome Yum
This looks so good! Totally screams summer. Must try it!
Hi, I used a brand called CoYo, which you can buy here in the UK in health food stores such as Planet Organic. It tastes divine
Kim | Low Carb Maven
I'm glad you had a nice time at the wedding. It sounds absolutely idyllic. I also cry at weddings. 🙂 These raspberry creations look wonderful. Thanks for the recipe and pretty photos!
The crying and the dancing are the best bits. Great to indulge in some heavy duty romance!
I miss Frozen yogurt! This is an easy, healthy version & it has chia seeds 🙂 Lovely!
This is beautiful! The color is amazing and it looks delicious.
Thanks Taryn! It is ridiculously easy, too 🙂