I am on a summertime treat roll! Here’s my latest concoction:
- 1 cup of frozen watermelon chunks
- 1 navel orange, peeled and torn into four sections
- 3 drops of liquid stevia
Layer fruit into smoothie/blender jar with the orange sections closest to the blades. Add in stevia and blend until smooth.
With my NutriBullet it requires me to shake the jar several times, but it’s so good that it’s worth it to persevere. With a regular blender you might have to stop and stir several times. I don’t add liquid and after blending it is like a soft serve sorbet … Delicious!
This Watermelon Orange Sorbet not only packs a nutritional wallop, but watermelon blended into a smoothie is the perfect way to preserve pieces that won’t be used up in time or a watermelon that you buy and is overripe or has an unappealing texture.
Another treat is frozen pineapple chunks, frozen sliced strawberries and a chunk of frozen banana blended with just enough juice to make a slush. I add a few drops of liquid stevia for added sweetness.
To feel really special, or for special occasions, dress it up with an orange slice and a fancy glass.
A client told me about just blending frozen pineapple and coconut milk. Another delicious smoothie for a summertime treat.
My next experiment is to make these and freeze them in Popsicle molds. After mowing the grass on a hot day, one of these puppies would be the perfect way to relax on the deck! Eating cold, healthy treats is a great way to cool off!
Summer treats … YUM!
Nancy Oglesby, the Practical Health Coach
Simplifying Healthy Lifestyle Choices