1 small seedless watermelon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups ice cubes
Place ingredients in blender (or a Vitamix).
Turn on low speed and slowly increase to high to blend as little time as possible so that the mixture stays cold.
Eat immediately or freeze. How simple is that!!
This next recipe is thanks to Jason Wyrick found in 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health by Neal Barnard, M.D. my hero!
And for all you lucky Pittsburghers, Dr. Neal is making a special appearance at our Homewood Carnegie Library -- before he travels to the NAVS Summerfest in Johnstown to be honored and to speak there. Don't miss this FREE introduction to this latest book of his - on July 7th - Thursday 7 pm. The library is at 7101 Hamilton Avenue
Mango Lime Sorbet
This dessert is a silky smooth sorbet inspired by the lush flavors of Thailand. Mangoes and limes create a refreshing combination of sweet and tart. The beautifully bright color of the mango is an indication of its richness in antioxidants, vitamins, and disease–fighting phytochemicals.
Makes 6 servings
2 cups pureed partially frozen mango
1/2 cup agave nectar
Juice of 2 limes
This recipe works best if the mango is frozen, and then allowed to thaw for about 15 minutes. Once it has partially thawed, puree the mango along with the agave and lime juice. Pour the puree into a shallow glass or metal bowl and then place it in the freezer. After 30 minutes, stir the puree, then repeat every 15 minutes thereafter until you are ready to serve.
To make it simpler, use store-bought frozen mango to avoid peeling and deseeding several fresh mangoes. (note: I love Trader Joe's frozen chunks)
Also note: The freezing process accentuates tartness and reduces the sweet flavor. That means the puree should be slightly less tart and slightly sweeter than you expect the final product to be.
Nutrition Information Per serving (1/6 recipe)
calories: 139; fat: 1 g; calories from fat: 1%; cholesterol: 0 mg; protein: 0.5 g; carbohydrates: 35 g; sugar: 33 g; fiber: 2 g; sodium: 2 mg
Third and probably my all time favorite has NO added sweetener:
Simple Mango-Cantelope Sorbet
Just two ingredients! Peal and Slice 3 mangos ( or as above, use two packages of Trader Joe's frozen chunks) Peal and chunk 1 small cantelope or 1/2 of a large one. As with the previous recipe, puree and pour into a shallow glass or metal bowl and then place it in the freezer. After 30 minutes, stir the puree, then repeat every 15 minutes thereafter until you are ready to serve.
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