Dessert doesn’t have to be unhealthy. With this Raspberry Lime Sorbet, you can have your cake (errrr Sorbet) and eat it to! Enjoy this sorbet recipe all summer long.
Happy Tuesday. Boy am I so glad it’s Tuesday. Have you ever had a day where nothing seemed to go right? That was my Monday yesterday. It wasn’t like anything terrible happened but every time I tried to get anything done there were 5 road blocks preventing me from doing the task at hand and also kicking me in the butt. To top it all off, my laptop keyboard decided to quit working and they want $600 to fix it, NO THANK YOU. So I’m looking for someone who knows Macs, if you’re that person, please send help.
The only good part about yesterday was the food that I made after 9pm, no joke. I got home from coaching the 630pm class at CrossFit Aevitas (ok, coaching went well too) and I decided to blow off some steam. How do I manage my stress? I cook/bake/create food. So that’s exactly what I did even though it was so late (for me anyway).
Food is Medicine
They say that food is medicine and I believe it (obviously I’m a dietitian). But i don’t think they meant it also to mean it helps to heal/manage stress. I find whenever things go wrong, cooking/baking/creating food can always cheer me up. Something about turning beautiful food into something delicious and fun just makes me happy.
Last night I decided I wanted to make burgers (coming tomorrow) with some local meat we got from my friend’s farm and some sorbet to cool off and satisfy my sweet tooth. The maple syrup I used in this recipe is also from her farm, thanks Jackie for all your delicious fruits of labor!
Sorbet seemed like an easy win and one JJ and I could both enjoy. If you don’t know, JJ is super lactose intolerant so whenever I want ice cream he wants sorbet. The good news is I also like sorbet so it can be where we meet in the middle for desserts.
After all, who likes to eat dessert alone? (Ok, I will but it’s far more enjoyable with others)
Sugar, Honey, Honey (or in this case, Maple Syrup)
Desserts are usually laden with sugar. I mean, the food industry knows we are addicted to it so they are smart to put it in everything. The sad part is that a little sugar goes a long way. Ever gone on a sugar detox only to realize that carrots are sweet? Yeah, crazy what the body gets used to.
Any who, looking at some generic sorbets on the market gets me all riled up. Why is there so much sugar in such a tiny amount of food? Fruit is delicious just the way it is. The great part about this recipe is if you need less sugar in your life, you can cut back on the amount you add and it will still taste delicious. If it doesn’t, this is your sign that you need to cut back on sugar, sorry, not sorry.
Raspberry Lime Sorbet
Alright, here is the star dessert of the smmer for me. It is rich in color, flavor and texture. It is so creamy you will think it must have dairy in it, don’t worry, it doesn’t. 3-ingredients and a blender, couldn’t get any simpler than that.
Show up to your friends’ parties this summer with a dish in hand that took you all of 5 minutes to make, win-win for everyone. Don’t have raspberries? No worries, use a blend of berries or your berry of choice. I personally used fresh raspberries and froze them in a single layer on a baking sheet but you can grab some already frozen at your local supermarket. Easy peasy.
Pro tip: if you’re short on time, buy frozen berries and lime juice in a bottle. Quickest Raspberry Lime Sorbet ever!Print
- 12 oz. raspberries, frozen
- Juice from 2 limes
- 2–3 Tbsp maple syrup
- Put ingredients in a blender and pulse on high for 10-20 seconds, scrape down the sides with a spatula and repeat process until smooth & creamy.
- Top with fresh berries of choice.
Pin Now, Sorbet Later