Recipe: Blueberry Sorbet

Blueberries may be small, but they're packed full of amazing health benefits!

These tiny, juicy jewels are a great source of omega-3s that are fantastic for your heart, brain, and gut. (Learn more about omega-3s and where to find them in this article: Top 15 Foods for Omega-3s.) Blueberries also contain fiber to help you feel full and burn fat. As if all that wasn't enough, they're also an excellent source of antioxidants that help fight aging!

And of course, the natural sweetness and tangy flavor of blueberries makes them the perfect choice for healthy recipes like the sorbet below. (Just remember that even a healthy recipe isn't a hall pass to ignore your sugar impact, so please indulge wisely…)

This is the final dish in our amazing Backyard BBQ Menu. If you missed the previous posts, don’t forget the recipes for succulent BBQ Glazed Chicken, juicy Tex-Mex Burgers with Avocado Salsa, and vibrant Cucumber Radish Salad.

 

Blueberry Sorbet

  

July 26, 2016

This sweet, tangy dessert has all the cell-protecting benefits of blueberries without the sugar impact of traditional sorbet. It’s a win-win!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients

4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed if frozen

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp monk fruit extract or equivalent liquid stevia

1/2 cup water

Directions

1Combine the blueberries, lemon juice, sweetener, and water in a blender, and puree.

2Pour the blueberry puree into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.

3Transfer to a covered container, and allow to harden in your freezer.

4Let the sorbet stand at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften slightly before serving.

This recipe is part of the Backyard BBQ menu, with BBQ Glazed Chicken, Tex-Mex Burgers with Avocado Salsa, Cucumber & Radish Salad, and Blueberry Sorbet. Check out the Backyard BBQ Menu and Guide for links to all the recipes, plus more handy tips and activities for the best backyard BBQ ever!

Originally published in The Virgin Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2014

For more healthy, tasty recipes go to jjvirgin.com/recipes.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories43
Sodium2 mg
Total Fat0 grams
Saturated Fat0 grams
Total Carbohydrates14 grams

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