Nothing is quite as refreshing as a delightful Lemon Sorbet. I make my Lemon Sorbet in my Vitamix with an orange as my base, a half a lemon with the peel to give it some punch and Agave Nectar or Honey as my sweetener.
During the summer, this is one I will add to my demos at work because everyone just loves that crisp tang when the temp is 115! Add a bit of green cabbage to make it healthier. Or a thin slice of fresh ginger. Or both! Cabbage can have a slightly spicy bite to it and ginger hides it nicely while providing those lovely phytonutrients!
1 orange (peeled)
1/2 lemon with peel
4 oz agave or honey
3 cups ice
Frozen Desserts setting or 45 seconds on high.
Vanilla Vodka makes a lovely adult addition. Cuz you can’t be good all the time….
According to The World’s Healthiest Foods website: Lemons and limes are an excellent source of vitamin C, one of the most important antioxidants in nature. Vitamin C is one of the main antioxidants found in food and the primary water-soluble antioxidant in the body. Vitamin C travels through the body neutralizing any free radicals with which it comes into contact in the aqueous environments in the body both inside and outside cells. Free radicals can interact with the healthy cells of the body, damaging them and their membranes, and also cause a lot of inflammation, or painful swelling, in the body. This is one of the reasons that vitamin C has been shown to be helpful for reducing some of the symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Since free radicals can damage blood vessels and can change cholesterol to make it more likely to build up in artery walls, vitamin C can be helpful for preventing the development and progression of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease.
Vitamin C is also vital to the function of a strong immune system. The immune system’s main goal is to protect you from illness, so a little extra vitamin C may be useful in conditions like colds, flus, and recurrent ear infections.
Owing to the multitude of vitamin C’s health benefits, it is not surprising that research has shown that consumption of vegetables and fruits high in this nutrient is associated with a reduced risk of death from all causes including heart disease, stroke and cancer.