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During the long hot days of summer I love a fresh all natural sorbet after dinner. So I thought I would share one of my all time favourite recipes with you. It is easy to make and, of course, all natural. I have updated the recipe so tha you can choose to add honey instead of sugar, and if you do this, you can also select a honey that adds an extra flavour twist to the sorbet. Bio Orange flower honey is a favourite if you can find it.
Strawberries not only taste great they are also a good source of antioxidants, vitamin C and fibre and can protect your heart with HDL (good) Cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and are fat free! Yes we are adding sugar or honey to this recipe but everything in moderation.
When selecting your fruit, choose bio or organic strawberries that are already bright red, once picked the do not ripen further. The reddest berries have the most antioxidants.
All Natural Summer Strawberry Sorbet
75g sugar (or 40g honey)
250ml water (or if using honey 188ml)
Grated rind of 1 lemon
2 tsp lemon juice
300g pureed bio strawberries
1 egg white
1.5 tbsp icing sugar
Melt or dissolve the sugar (or honey) in the water in a saucepan on low heat.
Slowly bring the mixture to the boil and then boil for 3 minutes.
Take it off the heat and let it cool.
Add in the lemon rind, lemon juice and pureed strawberries stir everything together, mix well.
Pour the mixture into a freezer (e.g. small ice cream container) container with a lid and freeze it until it is half frozen.
Whisk the egg white until it is stiff. Add in the icing sugar and whisk again. Gradually fold the stiff egg white into the semi-frozen strawberry puree until it is smooth and thoroughly mixed.
Put the mix back into the freezer to set.
When serving you may need to bring it out for a few minutes to de-frost before scooping out and serving immediately.
Enjoy and let us know if you have any comments or questions below.
Recipe modified from Vogue Complete guide to diet and exercise 1985, Octopus Books, London.
[Nutritional Benefits of the Strawberry](https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/nutritional-benefits-of-the-strawberry)
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