Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Olivia's Blender Sorbet

My niece has been coming over and spending a few days a week with me.  While we enjoy making and drinking fresh juice at my place, I know she doesn't have a juicer at her house, so I want to teach her she can create healthy and tasty food with her blender. This is what she came up on her first try. Let me warn you this post is very PICTURE HEAVY!

Olivia's Blender Sorbet
1/2 Musk Melon (What we call a Cantaloupe in the USA)
2 Cups Strawberries
1 pint Blueberries
1 Lime
1 Orange
1/2 Cup bottled water
Step By Step Directions:
Make sure to have all your produce washed and cut before you start blending. We used a Hamilton Beach Personal Blender. It is safe and easy to use. Let's begin to make our base to Olivia's Sorbet.

Place a handful of musk melon and 2 inches of bottled water into your blender and pulse until it is a liquid. Add more musk melon (cantaloupe) and pulse. As it reaches the fill line remove some into a large bowl, keeping some of the liquid in the blender and continue to process the musk melon.

Follow the Musk Melon with your Strawberries. Process them in the same method as you have your musk melon. Add a small amount of strawberries to your liquid and pulse until it is a liquid. MAKE SURE THE BLADES ARE OFF AND YOU DO NOT PLACE YOUR FINGERS TO FAR DOWN INTO THE BOWL!
Next Olivia said to use the hand held juicer to juice the lime.

Instead of juicing it in half's cut off  a little bit off of one end and place it in the juicer.

Squeeze the juicer and tip it to the side allowing the juice to flow into the bowl of the blender. Flip the the lime over and squeeze this again. Now fold the lime in half place it in the press and squeeze it one more time. NOW you have all the juice out of the lime. WOW Olivia! It really works!

Now on to more fruit for this Sorbet. Now that you have your lime juice in your strawberry liquid add some of your blueberries and blend.
Now you can blend all your blueberries in the same method as you have all your other fruit. Remember to remove it to your bowl as it gets to be to much.
The last thing you need to do is to add the orange juice to your mixture. 
One of the easiest ways to do this is to cut your orange into 8 pieces, insert it into your lemon squeezer and go to town. Simple, easy and super fast.

Now Stir your mix together and pour it into a glass to drink ( yes it makes a great Smoothie)
Or Place in a Freezable Container and place in your freezer for about 4-6 hours.
 Once it is nice an frozen remove from your freezer. Allow to stand out for 15-25 minutes until you can scrap it with a fork.Then do just that. Scrap the surface of the sorbet with a fork and mix it up. Using a spoon or ice cream scoop loosely scoop your sorbet into a glass or bowl. Enjoy.
(You can do this with fresh juice as well. )

Friday, July 6, 2012

Re-Inventing the Shweet Potato Juice Recipe That Is

I am a Southern girl and what Southern girl doesn't lover her Shweet Potatoes. I know I am on  Juice Cleanse but I can still enjoy my favorite desserts ... but as my dinners now. The really cool thing is I am not knocking myself out with all the high sugar or calories.

This is my NEW Shweet Potato N Fruits Juice Recipe
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen shweet dark cherries 
2 cups black grapes
2 granny smith apples
1 large shweet potato
1 lime peeled 
Juice everything together in the order shown. A very easy way to juice frozen fruits is to add them to your juicer's food shoot while it is off. Place the plunger in the top and turn it on. Juice that bunch and do the next.It only took me 3 times to get all my berries, cherries and grapes juiced. THEN you follow with your apples,lime and shweet potato. The hard fruit and veggies will wash out the sludge of the frozen fruit and grapes.  The lime juice cuts the starchy taste of the shweet potato and makes this a wonderful thick yet refreshing 
summertime drink.

 A great way to re-invent the Shweet Potato...Juice that is.

Til tomorrow
Stay Juicy and Healthy My Friends