Blueberry and Green Tea SorbetJan 21 2011 by
Tea is truly a superfood indeed. Green tea especially. It can lower blood pressure, help prevent cancer and osteoporosis, lower your risk for stroke, promote heart health, possibly even help prevent sunlight damage to skin, i.e. wrinkles and skin cancer. Berries contain flavonoids that can counter cell damage in the body, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Blueberries contain more disease fighting antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable. Pomegranates also contain antioxidants and Vitamin C. Many people find green tea distasteful and are hesitant to include it in their daily diet. Here is a little confection that should help you look forward to having your “cup of tea”.
- 2 tea bags of your favorite unflavored green tea
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup unsweetened 100% blueberry juice
- 1/2 cup unsweetened 100% pomegranate juice
- 1/4 cup raw honey, brown rice syrup or coconut nectar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- In a medium saucepan bring the water to a boil, turn off the heat and add the tea bags and cinnamon. Let steep for 2-3 minutes. Remove the tea bags.
- Stir in the honey and let sit about 15 minutes or until cool.
- Place the blueberry and pomegranate juice in the pan. Stir to combine.
- Pour the mixture into a freezer safe medium size container, cover and place in the freezer for about 2 hours.
- Take the bowl out of the freezer and scrape it with a fork to loosen up all the frozen parts.
- Put the container back in the freezer and every hour or two take it out and scrape it again.
- After doing this for 3 or 4 times the liquid should all be frozen, not solid but nice and slushy.
- Spoon into bowls and garnish with another pinch of cinnamon if desired.
Makes 2 servings.
Nutrients per serving: Calories: 198.5, Cal. from Fat: 0, Total Fat: 0g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Carbs: 50g, Fiber: 0g, Sugars: 32g, Protein: 0g, Sodium: 30mg, Chol: 0mg
This frozen treat will keep in the freezer for at least a month.