Oatmeal-lemon-berry-almond-banana sorbet

A am a sucker for a great sorbet. The ones we can buy at a store, however, hardly meet expectations–artificially flavored, colored, and additionally sweetened to resemble the aroma and freshness of the real deal: raw, ripe, delicious fruit.

Fruit can stand on its own merits–fructose-abundant, busting with fresh, natural flavor, richly colorful from vitamins and antioxidants. So why should a sorbet be any different?

You can make a sorbet that has all the nutritious benefits of raw fruit, is light and sweet, and, let’s face it, looks far prettier than what you see in a box at the frozen deserts section.


An while we are at it–why not add healthy oils and essential amino acids with some seeds and nuts? Here is what you need:

1/2 cup of ground raw almonds;

1/2 cup of raw rolled oats;

1/4 cup of sunflower seeds;

1/2 lemon;

1 banana;

1 cup of frozen blueberries;

1 cup of frozen raspberries;

1 cup of almond milk.

Crush some ice and blend well with the berries. Add one banana, the juice from half a lemon, the cup of almond milk, and puree the mix. Sprinkle with the nuts, oats, and seeds, and blend into a shake. The end result is a thick, icy, sweet-and-sour mixture, which makes for a great desert or even a healthy breakfast. Cheers!



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