Spring is on its way and we can already feel the temperatures beginning to rise! As the weather gets warm, I get so inspired to create recipes that are refreshing to eat without the worry of it being too cold or unseasonal. With that, I’m starting off my spring fever kick with a delicious and healthier spin on the average frozen sorbet. Oftentimes the sorbets you might come across at the grocery store or ice cream parlors have tons of added sugar, calories and preservatives that we simply don’t need! With that, it’s time to show you how to create your very own without all the unnecessary extras. The flavor I chose (due to the awesome consistency of this fruit when frozen) is Banana Orange sorbet. Plus, you can use the orange peel for an adorable little disposable cup to eat the sorbet out of.
Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work… and, yes, it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about being creative with good-for-you foods! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…
BANANA ORANGE SORBET
1 medium orange
1 large banana
2 scoops vanilla protein powder (approx. 30 g scoop)
2 TB unsweetened Greek yogurt
How to Prepare
1. Cut orange in half and remove orange segments, leaving the shell. Put the orange segments into a bowl and set the shells aside.
2. Slice banana into small pieces and put into the bowl with the orange segments. Put in freezer for 1.5 hours, or until completely frozen.
3. Remove the frozen fruit from the freezer and put into a food processor with the yogurt and blend for a few seconds or until the consistency is somewhat smooth.
4. Add the protein powder and blend again for a few seconds until the mixture is smooth.
5. Scoop immediately into the orange shells and eat right away! Yum! (If you want to prepare ahead and eat them later, just put the sorbet-filled orange shells into the freezer until ready to eat. Then remove and let sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.)
Per serving (recipe makes 2): 202 calories, 26 grams protein, 24 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams fat
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