I’ve unwillingly neglected this blog for the last 3 months. It’s been an interesting time,full of ups and downs, taking a new carreer path and finally realising how important food is to me!
Cooking is my passion and I know this is my calling! My aim is to spread the word of good nutrition everywhere around the world! It won’t happen overnight but I am working on it!
Currently, I’m in Barcelona , and experimenting with recipes! I spent Christmas by myself yet again this year but the loneliness was less painful with this amazing tropical cherry sorbet I made! Not exactly festive but a great dessert none the less…
And again, like all my previous recipes, I try to use healthy minimal ingredients with minimal steps so that you don’t slave away in the kitchen for hours on end. All can easily be found in at any local supermarket anywhere in the world at an for an affordable price!
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🍒 🍒 🍒 🍒 Deserts should nourish and leave you satisfied, not make you feel guilty for treating yourself! Studies on cherries, raspberries and strawberries suggest that most of their nutrition is retained when they're frozen…So,with this in mind, you need to try my new Tropical Cherry Sorbet recipe now #ontheblog ! #linkinbio #myhealthybackpack
This recipe is actually very similar to Dairy-Free “Chunky Monkey” Ice Cream! (Vegan,Vegetarian,Paleo,AIP,SCD,GAPS) recipe I previously posted.
-Frozen Ripe Bananas
-Handful of frozen cherries
-Raspberries for decoration
-Selection of nuts and seeds (such as goji berries and coconut)
- Blend bananas and cherries into a smooth consistency
- Mix in raspberries and nuts
- Serve straight away.
Health benefit of this delicious sorbet include:
*Cherries are a good source of melatonin, which helps us regulate our sleep cycles (better sleep= better chance for your body to repair itself). The high antioxidant level of cherries also helps slow down the aging of your skin and can also break down the formation of the carcinogenic chemicals. Furthermore, the phytosterols in cherries help reduce bad cholesterol levels.
*Potassium and B complex vitamins from your bananas which are great for a huge array of ailments such as improving heart health, alleviating anxiety, and soothing skin disorders.
*Then you have your raspberries which are high in ellagic acid, a known chemopreventative, and have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
And let’s not forget that beautiful sprinkling of nutrition on top:
*Goji berries contain all 8 amino acids, which will help boost your protein intake for the day as well as your immune system.
*Sunflower seeds which are a potent source of magnesium are great for mood regulation. They also contain selenium which helps to reduce redness and swelling in the body. Selenium has also been noted for its ability to encourage DNA repair in damaged cells.
* Coconut flakes are contain a wide range of minerals that are easy for your body to absorb and process. Such as zinc, which is a mineral crucial to the strength and health of your immune system, and it also plays a critical role in wound healing. It supports normal cell division and enables you to taste, see and smell properly as well. It also contains iron, which will help your cells get enough oxygen and in return will make you feel more energised.
And there you go… deserts should nourish you and leave you satisfied, not make you feel guilty for treating yourself.
Till the next time my healthy backpackers!