Monday, April 6, 2009

fresh fruit and sorbet

It is spring and time to start enjoying all those fantastic fresh fruits you are seeing at your local stores and farmers' markets. Whenever I can, I try to sneak fruit into the desserts of my carnivore. This is the perfect example.

Here I layered juicy green grapes (because the universe of green things my carnivore will eat is so small I use them when I can), crispy chunks of cantaloupe, and tangy slices of strawberries. These fruits alone pack in great nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium, among other things! I then topped this off with a fresh fruit sorbet and a sprig of mint (totally optional). This night I choose passion fruit sorbet, which was delicious. However, mango and other tropical fruits work well too. I recommend Whole Foods 365 brands. They come in small pints for a reasonable price. Plus they have tempting flavors like Meyer Lemon and Tangerine - yum!

Whatever combination of fruits or flavor of sorbet, you pick will not be disappointed. Plus, it is a fairly low calorie dessert that is not only a feast for the eyes, but will make both vegetarians and carnivores satisfied on a warm spring evening.

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