Smoothie or Sorbet?

Okay – so it has been VERY hot here.

And I love love the heat.  There is something about sweating and the summer that I happen to be a fan of and esp if followed by a dip in a lake or a shower but this heat is like humid HOT.  So to keep myself cool without cranking up the AC – I have been experimenting with making smoothies with a limited amount of liquid and therefore it becomes more like a sorbet.  The best part is you can eat it with a spoon like ice cream but if you want to sip from a straw- simply add more liquid.  Oh, and the other best part is they are packed full of fruits that host a variety of health benefits.

So first let’s talk about the rainbow of fruits.  The red ones have a ton of antioxidants that reduce the risk of high blood pressure, hypertension, some cancers, heart disease, and they improve brain function!  The yellow ones are great sources of antioxidants as well as nutrients that help the skin due to the high levels of vitamin A in them.  Orange ones also help the skin and immune system.  The purple and blue ones contain natural plant pigments which help brain health and lower inflammation in the body.  Green fruits are loaded with vitamins, minerals, folate, and fiber.  So basically – you can’t go wrong with what you pick and you can mix it up and keep it fresh with what’s in season  allowing yourself and your body to experience the beauty of the rainbow.

So this morning I chose:

1 cup frozen raspberries

1/2 frozen banana

Put in blender and fill up about 3/4 of the way but not all the way to make the sorbet consistency.

Blend and scoop into a cup and enjoy!

Remember to use frozen fruit if creating a sorbet consistency and also that you can also experiment with your milks here.  I chose Elmhurst Almond Milk because I love this brand of nut milks.  Their cashew milk is also declicious!

Another favorite of mind is using 1 frozen banana, 1/2 ripe avocado, almond milk, and cacao or cocoa powder.  It is yummy!!

I hope these find you well:)

PS – Here is the next morning with blackberries & banana – YUM

 

 

 

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