Michelle Welling

Protein Packed Frozen Yogurt Bark

Words by Charlotte Lindsay

Tribe Nutrition recipe ideas

With summer in full swing why don't you swap your protein pancakes for something more refreshing, you may have tried a protein smoothie or a protein shake before, but have you tried protein packed yogurt bark? Delicious and nutritious, this no bake, no mess creation is fresh and simple to make, the question is, greek yogurt or coconut yogurt, berries or bananas, what combinations will you enjoy? 

WHAT IS FROZEN YOGURT BARK?

This frozen treat oozes flavour and super food goodness, appealing right?

Yogurt bark is simply a mixture of yogurt, protein powder and superfood powders that you decorate with toppings of your choice, however, it is frozen and broken up into pieces… bark! It is a refreshing summer breakfast, snack or dessert that can be adapted to suit all dietary requirements, from dairy free to nut free, there are many options and flavour combos that will ignite a desire for more!

WHY USE TRIBE NUTRITION?

TRIBE is a plant based, natural, everyday performance protein brand made of simply 7 ingredients. Their delicious and nutritious protein is a brilliant blend bursting with benefits that come from a combination of top quality pea and rice proteins that contain all essential amino acids. Amino acids are crucial for building sustainable lean muscle and support the recovery process post workout. What more could you wish from your perfect protein powder?

HOW TO ADD PROTEIN MIX INTO YOUR RECIPES

TRIBE offers a variety of flavours, such as; vanilla + cinnamon, raspberry + goji and cocoa + sea salt. These unique blends are not only delicious on their own mixed with water or your favourite dairy milk alternative, but they’re also a perfect complement added into other recipes for a more nutritious boost. You can incorporate these fun flavours into many recipes, from smoothie bowls to protein shakes, pancakes to energy balls, protein muffins to yogurt bark, the limit does not exist when it comes to getting creative with Tribes vegan protein powder. 

Time for the satisfying part… recipes!

PBJ protein powder recipes

PB&J PROTEIN YOGURT BARK

Ingredients: 

Yogurt mix:

250g greek yogurt (option substitute for non-dairy alternatives)

1/2 - 1 scoop of vanilla + cinnamon protein powder 

1 tbsp honey (or natural sweetener)

1 tsp maca powder

Toppings:

handful of strawberries (sliced)

peanut butter (as much or as little as you wish)

sprinkle of sunflower seeds

Method: 

  1. Line a 6 or 8 inch baking tray with baking paper and put to the side.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the greek yogurt, protein powder, honey, and maca powder until thoroughly combined. 

  3. Pour the mixture into the baking tray and spread out evenly.

  4. Decorate with your toppings and freeze for 4 hours.

  5. Break the slab into pieces and enjoy. 

(You can store the pieces in a zip-lock bag)

mixed berry protein powder recipes

VERY BERRY, NUTTY & CHEWY YOGURT BARK

Ingredients:

Yogurt mix:

250g greek yogurt (option substitute for non-dairy alternatives)

1/2 - 1 scoop of vanilla + cinnamon protein powder

1 tbsp honey (or natural sweetener)

handful of smashed raspberries 

2 tbsp chopped pistachios in the yogurt mix

Toppings:

handful of blueberries 

1 tbsp chopped pistachios on top

6 chopped prunes

Method:

  1. Line a 6 or 8 inch baking tray with baking paper and put to the side.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the greek yogurt, protein powder, honey, pistachios and smashed raspberries until thoroughly combined. 

  3. Pour the mixture into the baking tray and spread out evenly.

  4. Decorate with your toppings and freeze for 4 hours.

  5. Break the slab into pieces and enjoy. 

(You can store the pieces in a zip-lock bag)

chocolate cherry protein powder recipes to try

CRUNCHY CHERRY CHOC-CHIP YOGURT BARK

Ingredients:

Yogurt mix: 

250g greek yogurt (option substitute for non-dairy alternatives)

1/2 - 1 scoop of protein powder

1 tbsp honey (or natural sweetener)

2 tsp chopped hazelnuts

Toppings:

2 tsp chopped hazelnuts sprinkled on top

6 cherries sliced in half

2 pieces of dark chocolate broken into small pieces

Method:

  1. Line a 6 or 8 inch baking tray with baking paper and put to the side.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the greek yogurt, protein powder, honey, and hazelnuts until thoroughly combined. 

  3. Pour the mixture into the baking tray and spread out evenly.

  4. Decorate with your toppings and freeze for 4 hours.

  5. Break the slab into pieces and enjoy. 

(You can store the pieces in a zip-lock bag)

frozen yogurt bark recipes to try

MORE INGREDIENT INSPIRATION

Don’t hold back on the toppings, treat yourself and those around you, go bananas, from banana to berries, choc-chips to chia seeds, your imagination is the only limit. Why not enhance the nutritional value of your bark by incorporating some serious superfood powders, try; maca, baobab, spirulina, turmeric and even matcha. Not only do these powders add flavour, they help to cleanse your body, regulate hormones, and add a wealth of vibrant flavour. 

  • Tropical twist: Consider adding some more exotic ingredients. Why not top your yogurt bark with golden kiwi, coconut shavings, baobab powder and goji berries.

  • Italian influence: Mix in some coffee powder and maca powder to your yogurt bark and decorate with crushed pavesini biscuits and cocoa nibs to add a taste of traditional tiramisu to your treat.

  • Best of British summer: Make the most of the British summer by adding a selection of in season berries, from gooseberries to blackberries, finish with a sprinkle of smashed rich tea biscuits to add the ultimate British touch. 

Alternatively, why not let your protein yogurt mix freeze in ice lolly moulds, then a few short hours later you will be able to cool that summer sweat with a sweet, protein packed fro-yo lolly… What are you waiting for? 

CONCLUSION

Frozen yogurt bark is a creative way to turn your protein mix into a tasty treat on a warm day. Prep your favourite recipes ahead of time and store them in your freezer for weeks to come for a delicious boost after working out or as bark of your daily routine. With the yummy flavour profiles from TRIBE, the possibilities for recipe ideas are endless! Which one is your favourite?