How to Make Sorbet – A Healthy Treat for The Sweet-Toothed

Those with a sweet tooth know how hard it is to ignore the cravings for sugary things like candy, and other unhealthy foods and snacks. The problem is that when you are consuming these foods, you know that they don’t add any nutritional value to your body. But still, you go right ahead and eat them.
Here is a fact; a sweet tooth can cost you big time. It can wreak havoc on your health and lifestyle at any time. It is therefore crucial that you learn how to control your sweet tooth to be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

By being able to control your sweet tooth, I mean replacing those unhealthy snacks with healthier options that won’t have you worrying about your health or diet. A great alternative in this regard is Sorbet.

What is sorbet?

Sorbet is a healthy snack that can be eaten as a dessert or just as a snack. It is more like ice cream but has all the goodness that ice cream lacks. Sorbet is made with natural fruits and flavor and is thus less fattening and healthier.

Sorbet is easy to make. You don’t need any fancy equipment for it as most sources claim. If you have a good blender for smoothies, you are good to go as this can also be used to make the sorbet. Plus, sorbet ingredients are readily available, and the process is very easy to follow.

All you have to do to make the perfect sorbet is to use the right ingredients and blender that is able to crush ice that will ensure that you get the texture right.

Here is how to make sorbet

Like I said, making sorbet is easy. Begin by gathering all of your intended ingredients in advance to help make the process easier and organized.
Your ingredients should include a fruit. You can use fresh fruit, frozen fruit, hard or soft fruit. It is all a matter of preference. Keep in mind that if you don’t have real fruit, you can still use fresh fruit juice- it still works.

As part of the ingredients, you also need some water and sugar for the syrup and little lemon, lime, or vinegar for acidity.
Once you have all this, you can proceed by first making the syrup. In a medium saucepan, put sugar and water in equal parts and bring to a boil. Let the sugar dissolve completely and forms a syrupy solution. You can add some honey or sweet wine for extra sweetness.
Next, take your fruit, the acid element, and together with the syrup, put everything into the blender and blend on high.

When using hard fruits, you may want to boil or cook the fruit first until tender before blending it with the other ingredients. Also, if using fruit juice, you can just add it to the sweetener and acidic element and mix them up in a bowl. You don’t need to puree or blend.

So now you have your blend/puree. The next move will be to freeze everything up. For this, you will pour your blended mixture into a bowl or onto a cookie sheet and toss it in the freezer. Once it is set, break it up and blend again. Remember that at this point, the mixture is frozen which means that you will need to use a blender that is able to crush ice to get the perfect texture.
So blend the frozen mixture until it reaches your desired sorbet consistency. For an ultra-smooth texture, freeze the puree and blend again.

There you have it, a simple guideline on how to make sorbet.
Remember, that this is not the only way to make sorbet. There are endless possibilities that allow you to use different ingredients and combinations. Search the internet for some of these recipes and try them out.

You will be amazed to know that you can even use alcohol to make sorbet. Just make sure that kids won’t be partaking in this ‘adult treat.’
The bottom line here is that sorbet can make for an excellent snack that you can eat any day anytime. It is especially useful for those of us with uncontrollable cravings as it is healthy and easy to fix.


Perfect Smoothie Healthy Recipe

As I said in my first article 6 Reasons to drink the daily smoothie, perfect smoothie diet menu is very good for you in summer or every day. But not many people know some of the things to do or is prepared to make a smoothie with just the right amount of the right and also refreshing. In the article this time I will discuss some of the recipes make a smoothie as well as the benefits of each of the contained materials that I use.


Banana is one of high nutritious fruit in addition to maintaining heart health, and bananas can also lower the risk of cancer. Even the banana fruit is also not too expensive in supermarkets. The usual way of concluding that is I freeze bananas first. By freezing the bananas, I don’t need to use ice in drinks which I will create. Frozen banana is a menu choice that most interest me. Don’t forget to peel the bananas first before freeze it. I like to freeze my fruit in a single layer on a baking sheet this prevents it from all clumping and sticking together.

Use peanut butter or almond as alternative

In addition to the materials could be the glut of bananas is peanut butter. Its high content of fiber and protein contained in it make the stomach feel full. In addition to these food ingredients also include fat that is good for the body. You can also replace this with strips of walnut or almond nuts.

Yogurt and Orange

Yogurt is one of the favorite materials that I use often. Yogurt is beneficial to keep bones stay healthy because they contain calcium and vitamin D as well. It also is capable of lowering high blood pressure. Using yogurt as the mixture of materials make your drink as added ice into it. Orange make your drink much fresher.

Using Pineapple and Mangoes

I always love yellow smoothie with pineapple and mangoes. It to start off my week it’s perfect for a gloomy Monday morning to get to go. We start with a half a Cup of pineapple juice. If you don’t have time to produce, it’s okay you could also use orange juice or even almond milk in this recipe would work just as well too. After that, we are going to add a half a Cup of Greek yogurt. This is going to add a little bit of much-needed protein into our smoothies. Then we are going to top it with some tasty fruits like some frozen pineapple and mangoes and some delicious banana. Finally, we’re going to hit it with a little bit of grated ginger just to liven it all up.

Orange Perfect Smoothie

I call this my orange smoothie. We are starting with some orange juice about half a cup. To that we are going to add a half a Cup of Greek yogurt for protein, one peeled orange frozen, half a peach also peeled and frozen and finally one shredded carrot. I love sneaking vegetables into this smoothie when nobody’s looking. They will never even taste it.

Watermelon & Strawberries

This is my bright and beautiful recipe for this ruby red smoothie that features watermelon and strawberries and fresh raspberries. It’s delicious. We are going to mix it all up with a little bit of almond milk and some Greek yogurt. I am using vanilla flavored Greek yogurt for this recipe.
These are incredibly delicious packed full of nutrients. I hope you will give them a try and let me know how it goes. I love hearing you and your favorite recipe.


6 Reasons to Drink Smoothie Daily

Everyday people usually do many things to diet. But one of my secret to losing my weight is drink smoothie. You can make it from fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts. Beside this drink, so simple to make, consumed this daily drink basis can make your body feel fresh, healthy and make your body more energic. I will tell you other reasons to add a smoothie as one of your favorite drink every morning.

1. Easily absorbed by the body

Food or drink that is quickly absorbed by the body can make our digestive system is better because it can give you a lot of time for the body to rest. The activities we do a day can drain a lot of the body’s energy. To provide a part of power from the digestive process to other automated energy that we can use for daily activities can grow more. Green vegetables like spinach or broccoli can help your body gain alkaline. This kind of food is also needed by our body to neutralize the adverse effects of toxins from food.

2.One way to make kids love vegetables and fruits

All children love the drinks especially ice added syrup inside. But not all children are fond of vegetables and fruits. One way I demonstrated to them how Delish veggies and fruits is to make smoothies. You can hide the greens like spinach or melon into their drinks every day.

3. Quick and easy to do

Unlike other breakfast menus that I usually make to my beloved family, the smoothie is a breakfast menu most quickly and easily that I created. You just need to mix some green vegetables and combined with fruits and a little milk. Woalaaah glut breakfast menu as well as refreshing for you and your family are ready to present.

4. It’s so fun…

In my opinion, make smoothies are one of the most enjoyable things. The usual cake I make the exact composition had to use and the right materials. As for making this drink, I could make some experiments with a variety of fruits and vegetables where the results can vary. If tasty and can be drunk, could become the new drink recipes for my family and me. But being the funniest thing when all the material I combine really can’t be drunk. Thanks to the few times the process of creating, testing and give it a try I’m sure you can also get the recipe for the perfect drink.

5. Beneficial to colon

From the info I know, consuming vegetables and fruit not only makes the body more refreshed in the morning, but also good for the colon. Blueberries can reduce the toxic chemicals that are not desirable in the colon. Bananas very rewarding improving bowel health. Fruits rich in vitamin C such as oranges can increase immune health as well as your stomach.
I also often add nuts in my drinks, since it contained substances calcium, iron, potassium, B vitamins, and protein.

6. Make sleep more soundly with drink smoothie

When we consume foods rich in fiber are healthy and not just make the body become cleaner but make our mind also becomes cleaner. When we can sleep better will wake our feeling more refreshed and energized too. Consume a lot of sugar from cake or chocolate can make the body become slow and hard to move, unlike the case with a lot of consuming vegetables and fruit will make the body more fresh. Additionally, fruit combination of bananas, almond, cherries gives me more promote better sleep.

I think that’s all my reasons to drink smoothie daily. Please make it your smoothie drink and feel free to share the recipe with me.

How to make delicious Funfetti Pound Cake

This “from-scratch” Funfetti Pound Cake and Everyone knows that life is better with sprinkles!

Funfetti Pound Cake

Sometimes, we just need a little something to make us smile. Sprinkles make me smile. Sprinkles inside of a delicious cake, well they make me smile!

I have been feeling very overwhelmed the past few weeks. I know it’s just a phase, but it’s still kind of a bummer knowing there are never enough hours in a day to do all of the things you need to do.

One of the ways I cope with stress is by baking after the past few weeks, and I really wanted to make and share something fun! This Funfetti Pound Cake was just the thing to put a smile on my face!

This cake, you all. This cake. It is just perfect. I love seeing the color peeking out of the cake. Delicious? Yes. Easy? Yes. Should you make it?! Yes!! Yes!! What are you waiting for?

Funfetti Pound Cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Yield: 16 servings

For the cake:

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese softened
  • 1½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sprinkles

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp. Milk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles (for garnish), optional
1. Preheat oven to 325°F and give grease and flour in a pan and set aside.
2. After doing step 1, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth in large bowl. Gradually add some sugar and beat until fluffy.
3. Add the eggs one at the time, beating well after each addition. Add some flour and mix until well combined. Stir in the vanilla. Fold in sprinkles.
4. Pour the batter into prepared pan. Bake for one hour. Test cake with a toothpick inserted near the center to test if it comes out clean – you may need to bake up to an additional 20 minutes, depending on your oven. (Note – keep an eye on the cake and often check if it needs to cook longer).
5. Remove a cake from the oven and let a cake cool in pan for 20-30 minutes.
6. Once cooled, make the glaze by stirring together the powdered sugar, vanilla and 2 tbsp. of the milk. Add more milk if a thinner glaze is desired. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake and immediately top with extra sprinkles. Let glaze set before serving.

Some idea of making this cake is adapted from Pound Cake recipe that can be watched in this video.