Summer is quickly approaching and the heat can be unbearable. By trying to stay cool, the usually food choice is ICE CREAM!
Ice cream immediately cools you down and who doesn’t love ice cream but maybe it doesn’t always love you.
When you are living a healthy lifestyle it can be so difficult to find healthy options, especially if you are on a Paleo diet which is free of refined sugars and dairy free.
Typically a traditional ice cream or sorbet is made with a lot of sugar and heavy cream.
Although it’s tasty, the pounds will quickly pack on if this is not eaten in moderation. And believe me it’s hard to say no to ice cream!
So rather than getting off track, follow this refreshing sorbet recipe.
Only using three ingredients and a food processor, it can’t get simpler than that. In less than 5 minutes you will have ready to eat sorbet.
So how do you make an easy strawberry sorbet that is also paleo friendly?
- This is much easier than you will think with the combination of frozen fruit, strawberries in this case, lemon juice and honey. That’s it!
- To get the smooth texture of sorbet, place the frozen strawberries and lemon juice into a food processor, or a Vitamix blender.
- Then blend, the strawberries will start to break down; after a minute of blending scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure all the fruit is getting smoothed out. Repeat this process until the fruit is smoothed out.
- Now add the honey while the food processor or blender is on. This will prevent the honey from clumping and settling to the bottom.
- After a few minutes, scrape down the sides of the processor. Once the mixture has been completely smoothed out, place into small Tupperware containers for easier portioning later.
- Place in the freezer to firm up or eat right away!
So Many Flavor Combinations…
This recipe is so versatile you can easily switch up the ingredients to make many different combinations.
For instance, use frozen blackberries, lime juice and honey.
Use frozen peaches, fresh squeezed orange juice and honey.
Try out the combination of frozen mango, pineapple, lemon juice and agave nectar for a tropical blend.
If you don’t want to use honey, just switch it out for agave nectar, it holds the same sweetness level so it’s a perfect substitute. Also agave nectar can be cheaper in price due to the honey bee shortage.
This sorbet recipe is perfect for a dairy free, gluten free and refined sugar free diet. It’s an organic, paleo friendly treat.
How else can you use this recipe?
As a bonus once the mixture has been blending, simply place it in popsicle molds to make frozen fruit popsicles. Then place the molds into the freezer to solidify around the pop stick. Kids will love this treat!
You can make a bunch ahead of time so when those craving come up you already have portions ready to eat or make it as you go, get the family involved make it into a fun flavor combinations.
All you need is fruit, citrus juice and honey!
Staying cool this summer is important. It doesn’t take more than 3 ingredients to achieve a refreshing treat. Don’t let the heat lead you off track from your healthy lifestyle!
3 Ingredient Paleo Strawberry Sorbet
- 3 cups frozen strawberries organic
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
In a food processor, Vitamix blender, place frozen strawberries and lemon juice. Blend.
Blend for one or two minutes, the fruit will start to break down. Then scrape down the sides of the bowl. It is important to make sure everything is smooth and blended.
Once the fruit is almost smooth and creamy, drizzle in the honey or agave nectar while the machine is still running. This will prevent the honey from clumping and settling to the bottom.
After it’s been blended, place the sorbet into a Tupperware to store in freezer, or eat right away! At this point it will be cold but a little looser. It’s up to you whether you want it firmer.
Sorbet can be stored for up to one month in freezer. Stay cool this summer.
**If the result is just too hard, let is sit out for a few min to soften or melt. This will make it easier for you to scoop and eat.
For popsicles, place the blended mixture into popsicle molds and then freeze for a cold treat by the pool.
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