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Have you ever tried making homemade ice cream?
It's actually simple to do, but to do it right you need an ice cream maker, a list of ingredients, and some patience.
And on a hot summer day, if I'm leaving the house at all, it's to BUY a pint of Ben and Jerry's Milk and Cookies, not to try and make it myself.
That being said, for those broiling days of summer when you do need a cool, refreshing treat and don't want to leave the house, you can make what I like to call "2 Minute Sorbet".
It's sweet, but not too sweet. it's fast, easy, and loaded with protein and fiber to keep you satisfied and healthy. It's also great for immune health.
Today I'll share the easiest (and healthiest) raspberry sorbet recipe you've ever seen, and it'll take you less than 2 minutes to make.
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Here's what you'll need:
- 1 cup frozen organic raspberries
- 1/2 - 1 scoop of Natural Stacks Prebiotic+ Resistant Starch
- 1 scoop Natural Stacks Vanilla Protein powder
- 1 1/2 TBSP cold water
Food Processor or Blender
- Assemble your ingredients and grab a medium size bowl.
- Place berries into your food processor and pulse to crush the fruit before adding the other ingredients.
- Add your water, protein powder, and prebiotic+ into the food processor and mix it up.
- Pour into your favorite bowl and enjoy immediately, or store in the freezer for a more icy desert later.
- Leave your berries out to thaw for a few minutes so they soften up.
- Assemble your ingredients and grab a tall mason jar.
- Combine ingredients into your glass and mix everything together with a spoon (the more time you've allowed the berries to thaw, the easier this will be).
- Enjoy immediately, or store in the freezer for a more icy desert later.
- Raw cacao nibs
- 85% or higher dark chocolate shavings
- Chia seeds
- Coconut flakes
How easy is that?
Not only is this a fast, convenient way to satisfy a sweet tooth and cool down on a hot summer day, it's also incredibly nutritious.
It's only three ingredients, but the benefits are much more than that.
Natural Stacks protein contains a 2:1 blend of whey and collagen protein which together provide your body with a complete set of proteins and amino acids to support lean muscle growth, connective tissue health, and skin elasticity. It also includes colostrum for immune health support.
- Whey protein concentrate
Whey protein is the quintessential protein choice for supporting lean muscle growth, recovery, and strength. It contains the optimal blend of essential amino acids to stimulate muscle growth and enhance repair of lean tissue.
Colostrum is in the milk that mother cows feed their offspring.
It's an incredibly nutrient-dense substance rich in regenerative growth factors, immune factors and antibodies to support healthy growth and immune function.
- Hydrolyzed collagen
Collagen is the most important nonessential protein source there is.
It makes up 25-30% of all the protein in your body and getting more in your diet means greater skin elasticity, increased connective tissue function and durability (cartilage, bone, tendon, ligaments).
Unless you're eating a bunch of connective tissue, bone both, or cartilage on a regular basis, you probably need to supplement with high-quality hydrolyzed collagen.
Collagen has also been shown to improve digestion, sleep quality, and speed up wound-healing by up to 200%.
Prebiotic+ Resistant Starch Complex
Prebiotics are the food for your probiotics.
Prebiotic+ is rich in inulin prebiotic fiber, and it has two kinds of resistant starch to feed healthy gut bacteria -- green banana flour and unmodified potato starch.
When resistant starch ferments in the gut, the microbes in your intestine produce fatty acids like butyrate that soothe and repair the gut, improve mood and well-being, immune function, improve sleep quality, and support cognitive function.
Raspberries are a great source of antioxidants, polyphenols, and phytonutrients to support healthy cellular function and immunity. They're also very low in sugar and strike a great balance between sweet and tart in this sorbet recipe.
One cup of raw raspberries contains about:
- 64 calories
- 14.7 grams carbohydrates
- 1.5 grams protein
- 0.8 gram fat
- 8 grams fiber
- 32.2 milligrams vitamin C (54 percent DV)
- 0.8 milligram manganese (41 percent DV)
- 9.6 micrograms vitamin K (12 percent DV)
- 27.1 milligrams magnesium (7 percent DV)
- 25.8 micrograms folate (6 percent DV)
- 0.1 milligram copper (6 percent DV)
- 1.1 milligrams vitamin E (5 percent DV)
- 0.8 milligram iron (5 percent DV)
- 186 milligrams potassium (5 percent DV)
- 0.7 milligram niacin (4 percent DV)
- 0.4 milligram pantothenic acid (4 percent DV)
- 35.7 milligrams phosphorus (4 percent DV)
Summer time is here and what better way to cool down than treating yourself to this simple raspberry sorbet desert.
Have it as a desert, or have it for breakfast -- it's low in sugar, high in protein, antioxidants, and fiber, so it'll keep you satisfied for hours (especially if you add some of those optional toppings).
If you enjoyed this recipe, check out our Total Brain Health Smoothie: it's loaded with health-boosting polyphenols, healthy fats, and a slew of neuroprotective ingredients to help you perform at your highest.