Banana Cherry Sorbet

  March 30, 2015  |    Blog>Recipes

Spring is finally here!  As frozen dessert lovers, this time of year and the hint of warmer weather gets our taste buds a bit fired up for cool treats like our Skinny Strawberry Mint Ice Cream, Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream and our Dark Chocolate Banana Ice Cream.   In fact, we have distinct memories of this time of year when we were in high school and as soon as it would warm up outside we’d head to the local frozen yogurt store where a good friend of ours was working.  She was able to get us a discount at the shop, which admittedly was a bit dangerous for us, especially at that age as we would have easily chosen to fill up on a large frozen yogurt (for the price of a small) instead of eating lunch or dinner!  Although we now know much better than to make a meal out of as dessert, when the weather starts to get nicer we are still tempted to have some ice cream or frozen yogurt for a sweet treat. Here is a fun recipe that saves money and spares the calories!  Oh yeah!

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Banana Cherry Sorbet

We save those ripe bananas (in fact, we recommend using ones that are a bit overripe!) and we blend one together with some dark cherries–do the same and you’ll be in for a tasty treat! 🙂 This Banana Cherry Sorbet has a wonderful creamy feel and will be just the right amount of sweetness you need to keep you away from high calorie ice cream! We sometimes add some flax seed for healthy fats like DHA but it’s optional!

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 Serving Size:

(Makes 3 servings – serving size is about 1 cup or 3-4 scoops)

 

Ingredients

2-3 ice cubes

1 medium ripe banana, cut into coins and frozen*

1 cup of frozen dark sweet cherries (unsweetened/ no sugar added)**

1 teaspoon flax seed (optional)

2/3 cup of almond milk

 

Tips:

* When freezing bananas, remove the skin, slice banana into coins, and put the bananas slices into a freezer bag in a single layer and place in freezer. We keep these frozen on a regular basis, but freeze for at least several hours if you don’t have them handy.

**If you can’t find frozen cherries, buy a large batch and wait until ripened. Remove the pit before freezing in a single layer in a zip-loc bag for several hours.

 

Directions

 

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth. The consistency should be similar to a smoothie. Place mixture in a container and put in the freezer.
  3. Once it has frozen, scoop the sorbet and try garnishing with a few mint leaves. Typically it takes 4-5 hours for the sorbet to freeze thoroughly.

 

Nutritional Information per 3 scoops (about 1 cup)

Total Calories 90 calories, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 19 g carbs, 13 g sugar, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein, 20 mg sodium

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Banana Cherry Sorbet
 
Save those ripe bananas and blend one together with some dark cherries and you are in for a tasty treat. Banana cherry sorbet has a wonderful creamy feel and will be just the right amount of sweetness you need to keep you away from high calorie ice cream! We like to add some flax seed for healthy fats like DHA but it’s optional!
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Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 2-3 ice cubes
  • 1 cup of frozen dark sweet cherries (unsweetened/ no sugar added)
  • 1 medium ripe banana, cut into coins and frozen
  • 1 teaspoon flax seed (optional)
  • ⅔ cup of almond milk
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth. The consistency should be similar to a smoothie. Place mixture in a container and put in the freezer.
  3. Once it has frozen, scoop the sorbet and try garnishing with a few mint leaves. Typically it takes 4-5 hours for the sorbet to freeze thoroughly.
Notes
When freezing bananas, remove the skin, slice banana into coins, and put the bananas slices into a freezer bag in a single layer and place in freezer. We keep these frozen on a regular basis, but freeze for at least several hours if you don’t have them handy.
If you can’t find frozen cherries, buy a large batch and wait until ripened. Remove the pit before freezing in a single layer in a zip-loc bag for several hours.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 90 Fat: 1 g Saturated fat: 0 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 19 g Sugar: 13 g Sodium: 20 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 1 g

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