Easy Banana-Strawberry Sorbet
High Fiber Recipe
Easy banana strawberry sorbet is very simple recipe to whip together. Bananas are frozen then sliced into chunks and pureed in a blender with strawberries, fruit punch or guava drink and if desired, garnished with strawberries and mint leaves.
1 cup sliced strawberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup tropical fruit punch or guava drink
Fresh strawberries and mint leaves for garnish
Peel the bananas, place in a plastic bag and freeze until firm.
When ready to serve, slice the bananas into chunks.
Place the bananas, 1 cup of the strawberries and the fruit punch in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Freeze until soft.
Garnish with strawberries and mint leaves.
Recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 137; Total Fat: 0; Fiber: 5g
Bonus: Strawberry Mango Sorbet
This is fresh, really simple and will keep in a freezer container.
3/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 cup water
1-1/2 cup chopped peeled mangoes
1-1/2 cup fresh strawberries, halved
1/4 cup lime juice
In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved; set aside to cool.
In a food processor, cover and process mangoes and strawberries until pureed. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in sugar syrup and lime juice. Pour into a 13 x 9-inch dish; cover and freeze for 45 minutes or until edges begin to firm. Stir and return to freezer. Freeze 2 hours longer or until firm.
Just before serving, transfer to a foo processor; cover and process for 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth.
Nutrition information per 1/2-cup serving: 103 calories, trace fat, 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, trace protein. Diabetic exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.
High Fiber Tip
Fiber comes in two basic forms: soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber dissolves in water. Foods that are high in soluble fiber include fruits, vegetables, oat bran, barley and some beans. Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water but retains water, and is used to soften and build up stool, thus preventing or easing constipation. It can be found in vegetables, whole grains and wheat bran.