NATURALLY SWEETENED LEMON SORBET
| Nicole Perry | September 2016 |
This post was sponsored by MegaFood. While I am a paid ambassador for the brand, all opinions–as always!–are my own. I absolutely love their products and think you will, too!
Okay so the texture of this delicious dessert is definitely more ice cream than sorbet, but the taste is exactly what you think of when you hear “sorbet”. Plus, Lemon ice cream sounds a little weird, no? I don’t want to eat lemon ice cream. Lemon sorbet on the other hand? Git in muh bell-ayy! That’s an Austin Powers reference for anyone reading this under the age of 15, FYI. :)
Word choice and Austin Powers aside, I keep a ziplock bag of almost-too-ripe bananas in my freezer that I’m constantly replenishing because they are so versatile. They make the texture and taste of just about any smoothie better and when you want a quick dessert that’s satisfying but also healthy, frozen bananas are so clutch. As you guys probably already know, if you have a blender or food processor you can make faux ice cream/sorbets with them!
Today’s recipe is a palette-cleanser dessert. The banana and honey satisfy your sweet tooth while the lemon and mint leave your mouth refreshed. I’ve always been a huge fan of mint sweets so this has been my go-to combo lately when I want a treat after dinner (an upgrade from running out in my pajamas to get a Peppermint Patty at the CVS next door haha).
Usually I think of adding in nutrient boosters and things of that nature to morning-time drinks and meals, but I actually love how the tart citrus flavor of MegaFood’s Daily C-Protect Nutrient Booster Powder blends with the lemon in this dessert.
Naturally Sweetened Lemon Mint Sorbet (Single-Serve)
- 1 large frozen banana (1 ½ if you have smaller ones on hand)
- Juice from 1 lemon (about 2 tbsp)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp chopped fresh mint
- 1 scoop Daily C-Protect Nutrient Booster Powder (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Combine until smooth.
- Enjoy right away. If the blending process has caused it to “melt”, you can pop it back in the freezer for 15 minutes for a harder texture.
To fully explain why I like the Daily-C powder from MegaFood, as with all their products, I’ve got to start from the source. Their supplements begin as real food and this is no exception. The whole orange is used so that your immune system is nourished naturally, supported by the astragalus and schisandra berry that are also in the powder.*
Have you ever made “ice cream” from frozen bananas? What’s your favorite recipe? If I want something a bit richer, I’ll do banana + peanut butter + maple syrup. O. M. G.