By Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker. Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC
Thanks so much to Tom Shanahan and Spiritual Adrenaline for inviting me to be part of the Spiritual Adrenaline Holiday Dessert Guide. I am honored to share my ideas for healthy holiday desserts with you and hope you and your family enjoy creating and eating the delicious “good-for-us” desserts. The Raspberry Cara Cara Orange Sorbet is absolutely one of my very favorite refreshing desserts and is a perfect light dessert for the holidays. Have fun experimenting with making your own sorbet.
Excerpt from A New View of Healthy Eating: Raspberry Cara Cara Orange Sorbet
For most of my life I ate refreshing sorbet only at restaurants. Now with this simple sorbet process, I enjoy making it at home with local, seasonal fruit. I especially love sorbet with freshly harvested Arizona oranges. Intuitively create sorbet with fruits that are local and in season and experiment with different fruit, spices, and herbs to create sorbet year-round.
Sweet, refreshing sorbet features organic raspberries, local Arizona Cara Cara navel oranges, and a touch of nutmeg. Cara Cara oranges are one of my favorites, with their rosy interior and sweet taste. Pair this refreshing sorbet with shaved organic dark chocolate.
- 4 cups fresh organic raspberries
- 5 tbsp agave nectar
- ½ Cara Cara navel orange, juiced
- Pinch sea salt
- Pinch freshly ground nutmeg
- 70% organic dark chocolate bar, shaved
- Blend all ingredients in high-speed blender.
- Pour into frozen sorbet maker and process for about 15-20 minutes until thickened, soft, and creamy.
- Sprinkle shaved dark chocolate on sorbet.
- Serve and enjoy.
5 Tips to Make Your Own Unique, Delicious Sorbet
- Peak sweetness. Use high-quality, fresh organic fruits at their peak of sweetness. The freezing process in making sorbet reduces the sweetness of fruit.
- Experiment. Have fun making sorbet with all types of in-season fruit. Berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries), stone fruit (cherries, peaches, plums), bananas, grapes, pears, oranges, and pineapple.
- Natural sweetener. If the fruit tastes tart, add a sweetener such as agave nectar or coconut sugar.
- Citrus. Add a squeeze of citrus to balance flavor or add acidity.
- Accent. Experiment with spices such as freshly ground cinnamon or nutmeg, fresh herbs such as basil or mint, citrus zest, or vanilla.
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