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July 4, 2011

Easy Berry Basil Sorbet

Prep Time: 15 min.                                                                                Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS: Always use organic when possible.

  • 4 Cups Fresh Summer Strawberries (freeze them first)
  • 1 Cup Any Other Seasonal Fruit like Banana or Peach (freeze it first)
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Basil (you can use more to your taste)
  • ½ Cup Coconut Water from 1 Young Coconut (or plain water)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a full sized blender or Vita Mix, blend the Basil and Coconut Water until smooth and fully incorporated.
  2. Add in frozen fruit and blend until smooth and thick. (You may need to add more water if too thick to blend)
  3. Scoop into small bowls and garnish with a fresh basil leaf or fresh berry.

You Are What You Eat!

(A Short Bio on the Nutrient Density of the Main Ingredients)

Basil:                          Contain volatile oils that carry anti-bacterial properties, anti-inflammatory benefits for health problems like rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel, good source of vitamin A, beta carotene, protects blood vessels from free radical damage, good source of magnesium which promotes good heart health, good source of iron, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C and K, good source of dietary fiber.

Strawberries:             High scoring antioxidant fruit, good for cardiovascular support and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, improves the regulation of the blood sugars, cancer preventative, outstanding array of phytonutrients and flavonols, excellent source of vitamin C, manganese, good source of dietary fiber, potassium, folate, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, vitamins B2, B5 and B6, and iodine and copper.

Coconut Water:        Contain vitamin C, minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese and zinc, contain electrolytes, enzymes, amino acids, cytokine and phyto-hormones

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