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Easy, Healthy Fruit Dessert Idea: Homemade "Whole" Food Sorbet

10:30 PM

Everyone I know seems to be on some kind of "whole" food diet. I get it, because I myself am trying to eat more fresh, whole foods in an effort to look and feel better. One area where this is really challenging, however, is dessert. Who wants to skimp on flavor when it comes to that last treat of the day?

This delicious sorbet recipe, is super easy to make, and it really does hit the "sweet spot".  In fact, my kids call it ice cream -- even though there is no dairy in it, at all!  To make this refreshing dish, you'll need:

  • 1 pound rinsed red or green grapes, off the stem and allowed to dry slightly
  • 1 pint berries of your choice, rinsed (I used black rasbperries)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
Start by freezing your grapes.  (If you're having a hard time choosing the grape for this recipe, remember that red ones tend to be a bit sweeter. If you really want to "pucker up" after eating this, you'll want to go with a yellow or green grape.)  I put mine in a gallon freezer bag in the freezer for about 3 hours.

Take the grapes out and put them in a blender. (I've been using the Nutri Ninja 2-in-1 Blender lately, and the large food processor attachment is perfect for this recipe.) Add the remaining ingredients.

Blend thoroughly.  If your blender gets "stuck" try using short pulses to move the ingredients around. As the grapes start to melt, it will be easier to work with. Avoid adding more water unless you just can't get it to work after a few minutes.

Serve right away for a more "soft" serve.  Or put in individual serving dishes and let sit in the freezer for about 5 minutes. (Any longer, and it will get hard and not "icy".)

Enjoy this healthy, chilling dish!  On a day like today -- with a 110 heat index -- this was a very easy way to cool off, especially if you are doing a whole foods or other elimination type diet. And remember that, when you buy your fresh fruit at Walmart (like I did), you get a 100% money-back guarantee.  If you aren't completely thrilled with how your fruit looks or tastes when you get home, just let them know for a full refund!

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Links to shopping sites may be referral links.

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