“Cool” Summer Treats!

With the warm weather we are having this week it will certainly be nice to finally get to enjoy some cool treats.  Traditionally we tend to go to ice creams, freezies, popsicles and other sugary cool treats when it’s warm outside.   This summer when you think of cool treats, think nutritious as well.  Try these fruit sorbets as a delicious way to cool down this summer….give them a try (you may not need the honey or use a smaller amount – try to taste before putting the entire recommended amount in)!

Strawberry Sorbet

Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

1 lb of strawberries

¼ cup honey (optional or to taste)

Preparation

  • Clean and remove stems from strawberries
  • Cut in half
  • Transfer strawberries to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze until hardened.
  • Add the frozen strawberries and honey to a food processor and combine until evenly mixed.
  • Transfer to a loaf pan and transfer to freezer until completely frozen.

Honeydew Melon Sorbet

Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

1 honeydew melon

¼ cup honey (optional or to taste)

Preparation

  • Cut honeydew in half and remove seeds.
  • Cut into slices and remove fruit from the skin.
  • Transfer melon pieces to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze until hardened.
  • Add the frozen melon and honey to a food processor and combine until evenly mixed.
  • Transfer to a loaf pan and transfer to freezer until completely frozen.

Blueberry Sorbet

Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

1lb blueberries, frozen

¼ cup honey (optional or to taste)

Preparation

  • Add the blueberries and honey to a food processor and combine until evenly mixed.
  • Transfer to a loaf pan and transfer to freezer until completely frozen.

Peach Sorbet

Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

1 lb peaches, frozen

¼ cup honey (optional or to taste)

Preparation

  • Add the peaches and honey to a food processor and combine until evenly mixed.
  • Transfer to a loaf pan and transfer to freezer until completely frozen.

Recipe adapted from: https://www.buzzfeed.com/pierceabernathy/you-wont-believe-that-this-sorbet-only-has-2-ingredients?utm_term=.tqYp9Jr5Bx#.cuQygpVYDv

Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

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