Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Refreshing Summertime Treat - Vegan Fruit Sherbet

During the hot months of summer the desire to have ice cream or a frozen treat of some sort is about as natural as waking up in the morning. Summer and ice cream go hand in hand.
If you can eat the real thing...look for brands without high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors...that in itself is a challenge!

For those wanting LOW GLYCEMIC, GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE, and SOY FREE - today's simple recipe creates an absolutely delicious frozen treat that even my children love.  I supposed you could call it a sorbet, but since it does contain a milk, I refer to it as sherbet.
Fresh squeezed juice is preferred, but if you buy ready made for convenience, again check for HFS and artificial ingredients. Organic fruit and orange juice is preferred.

Fruit Protein Sherbet
In a high powered blender add in following order:
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 mango, cubed (pre-frozen)
2 scoops Arbonne vanilla protein powder
16 frozen medium sized strawberries
3-4 ice cubes
1/2 cup Silk brand unsweetened almond milk

Blend until all chunks are pureed, and use spatula to funnel into a 6 cup bowl with lid.  Freeze in a deep freezer for at least 4 hours before serving.  Freezers do vary, an overnight freeze may be needed to freeze the sherbet all the way to the center.

For those counting calories...no, I don't have that for you. All ingredients in this recipe are GOOD calories and nutrient dense. Arbonne vanilla protein powder is certified low-glycemic, as are berries. Mangos can be medium glycemic, and you may wish to substitute with a second type of berry.

If you have Type 2 diabetes - going with all berries and ensure fresh squeezed OJ and unsweetened almond milk is ideal.

I did find sherbet recipes in which a sweetener such as sugar or honey are added. Honestly, this frozen treat obtains its sweetness from the raw stevia extract already found in the Arbonne protein, and from the natural sweetness of the fruit.

May you feel great, look great and live great...from the inside out!
Rita S.

No comments:

Post a Comment