Mar 23, 2011

Pineapple Sorbet (Low Fat)

Less than 1% fat. Healthy low-fat or fat-free desserts that don’t send my blood sugar spiking.
One key to losing weight effortlessly (or reasonably so), is to keep a stable blood sugar level, and one of the ways I do that is by avoiding processed sugars as much as possible. I admit it, I’m not perfect, but I do try.

This sorbet is so scrumptious, it’s totally healthy and it rocks!

1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cubed
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about one lime)
3 tablespoons water
1/3 cup Coconut Secret Raw Coconut Nectar (Or to taste. If the pineapple is really ripe, you’ll need less coconut nectar)

Combine the cubed pineapple, pineapple juice, lime juice and water in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Pour the mixture into a metal bowl and stir in the coconut nectar

Refrigerate until completely cold

Now you have two options for making the sorbet:
I process mine in my ice cream maker. Patience isn’t my best virtue, nor is planning ahead 5 hours. If you don’t have an ice cream maker and you do have five hours; pour ingredients into a metal bowl and seal the bowl tightly with plastic wrap or a lid and place in the freezer for at least 5 hours until firm. It should be crispy on the outside, but still slushy on the inside.
This is truly yummy and I know you’ll enjoy it. Enjoy!

Note: I was told that you can make this just as well with 2 cups of canned pineapple chunks (in their own juice, no added sugar). I haven’t tried that yet because I always seem to get in the mood for this when the pineapples are fresh and ripe at the market. It’s so simple and delicious to use fresh pineapple, so I haven’t tried any other way. I’m of the belief that fresh is always best when available, but use canned if you prefer.

Alternative Flavors: Want Pina Colada? Simply add 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract (or to taste). Have fun with this basic recipe. It’s delicious and extra creamy when you add a ripe banana to it. Also yummo with a 1 cup of fresh strawberries. This is simply a delicious base and you can let your adventurous spirit fly with this one.

If you come up with something really yummo, be sure to let us know! I L-O-V-E comments!

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