Fun With Food Processors: Part 1, Froyo

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I have been dying to get a food processor for months now. After receiving one faulty device, I finally have a working one at my disposal, and I am so excited to use it!

First on the list of food products to pulverize…frozen bananas.

I recently came across some interesting information about this fabulous fruit; it makes an amazing frozen yogurt substitute.

If you’re not already aware, I have a serious fro-yo addiction. I mean, friends are worried.

I justify it by the fact that I only buy the super low-cal, low-carb kind. But, I’ve been looking for a replacement for a long time.

So with my new toy at hand, I decided to turn a batch of frozen bananas into a fluffy late night treat.

Here’s how it works:

Peel two or three small bananas, break them up, put them in a plastic bag, and freeze. When you’re ready to make the yogurt, simply toss the naners in your food processor and go to town. Mine only has two speeds: Chop and Grind (which seem to do the same thing). I traded off between the two, chop/grinding for about 2 minutes.

After a bit, it begins to look like this…

puree Keep going…

Ah there it is.


At this point you can choose whether you want to stick with creamy banana flavor, or throw in some flavor. You can try cocoa powder, vanilla protein powder, or (like I did) peanut butter.

froyoSwirl it for a few more seconds and you’re good to go. Scoop it into a bowl and top with lite chocolate syrup, sprinkles, or whatever your little heart desires.

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It seriously tastes just like fro-yo! Even the b-f gave his seal of approval, and believe me, this guy does not like most of my “healthy” stuff.



  1. That looks really good

  2. i love it! now i want to get a food processor!

  3. Anonymous says:

    This was amazing….I added some blue berries to the mix & it made it more appealing. Thanks for the great idea. Keep them comming. 🙂

  4. It’s amazing! Buy one and try it!!

  5. Hey Whitney! I just discovered your blog, can’t wait to read it. One time I worked overnight and after my shift I made a banana smoothie with a friend. It was only after we had finished eating that I realized in my sleep deprived state I hadn’t peeled the bananas! It sounds gross, but we couldn’t taste the difference. And as it turns out banana peels are really nutritious — more nutritious than the actual banana. Now I always keep the peel on when I make fruit smoothies or banana “froyo” except I now make sure I’ve cut off the tough ends and peeled off the sticker 🙂

    ~ Grace (Abe’s cousin)

    • Whitney English says:

      Hi Grace! That is so interesting! I have never eaten a banana peel, but now I’m intrigued. Thanks for commenting. Hope all is well with you!

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