Monday, October 21, 2013

The Eat to Live Project: Red Velvet Sorbet


Do you want to talk about the perfect dessert? Then let's talk about Frozen Banana Soft Serve. It's easy to make, has two ingredients, tastes amazing (rich, creamy, cold, and sweet) and it's healthy. It's perfection. And it's hard to improve on perfection.

This recipe is a very creative take on Frozen Banana Soft Serve. Give it a great name like "Red Velvet Sorbet" and who wouldn't want to at least try it?



While I can't say that it's better than straight up Frozen Banana Soft Serve, at least for me, it is a fun dessert to add to your repertoire of Nutritarian desserts. I highly encourage you to give this recipe a try.

Red Velvet Sorbet
from The Eat to Live Cookbook by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, p. 305

Did I like it? yes

Was it easy to make with readily available ingredients? Yes, because I keep loads of very ripe bananas frozen in our freezer at all times. Peeled of course, and in zip lock bags.

What specifically did I like about the recipe? It's fast, which is so nice when your kids ask for dessert and you want to give them something healthy in a flash.

What specifically didn't I like about the recipe? I almost killed my VitaMix on this one. I'm not sure how I would have gotten this to blend had I not added a little bit of almond milk, which was not on the ingredient list.

Did my husband like it? He hasn't tried it yet, but I will report back when he does because we have quite a bit left in the freezer. This recipe makes a lot!

Did my teenage daughter like it? Yes she did. Gave it an A-.

Did my eight or five year old try it? Both tried it. My eight year old really liked it and my five year old did not. He prefers straight up Banana Soft Serve, which I proceeded to make a batch of after this because he has been asking for it for days.

Would I make it again? Absolutely!

Is there anything I would do to improve on it if I made it again? I actually used 50% more cocoa (actually, raw cacao) than the recipe called for, upon a reader's recommendation, but I think it could have used even more raw cacao to get that real Red Velvet thing going.

Overall Grade (completely unscientific, I admit): A-

Have you made Dr. Fuhrman's Red Velvet Sorbet? What were your impressions? Leave a comment below.

Still don't have the book? What are you waiting for? These recipes are amazing.



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