This Piña Colada Sherbet is delicious, dairy free, simple dessert packed with fresh fruit.
We are always looking for fun and healthy alternatives to familiar recipes here at Nutrition Stripped. Familiar flavors and ingredients but used in a health-conscious way. With this concept in mind, we took two of our favorite frosty treats a Piña Colada and coconut ice cream and made this up. A mixture of pineapple, lime and coconut, and refreshing, dairy-free ice cream to create this Piña Colada Sherbet.
What’s not to love?
Piña Colada Sherbet
It’s hard to keep track of what you’re putting in your body when it comes to desserts. If you take the time to read the labels of some of your favorite icy treats, most of the time you will see a list of ingredients you barely recognize and that they are packed with dairy and extra sugar.
We set out to create a super easy, healthy and refreshing treat that only has a combination of fruit and no added sugar or dairy. By using coconut milk, fresh pineapple, and a couple of limes, we created a delicious variation of a classic cocktail favorite you can enjoy any time.
The dessert that lasts and lasts
You don’t have to have Piña Colada Sherbet for only one day! Store your sorbet in the freezer for up to a month in an airtight container. Whenever you’re ready for a treat, just pop it in a food processor or Vitamix blender and pulse until it’s airy and ready to enjoy!
Pineapples are high in fiber and contain natural enzymes which help break down proteins and may also may help relax uterine muscles which helps shed the uterine lining that can help with menstrual cramps (the science behind the efficacy of this is lacking, but some studies have shown benefits of bromelain and it’s potential of penetrating the uterine wall).
Manganese also plays an important role in amino acid, cholesterol, and carbohydrate metabolism in the body and a diet rich in manganese can help women during their menstrual cycle by preventing and treating PMS symptoms such as cramping and mood swings.
Both strawberries and cherries are loaded with this antioxidant that helps fight free radicals and we know vitamin C plays a role in maintaining healthy immune function, skin integrity, cardiovascular health, prevents the common cold and plays a role in cancer management from prevention to treatments that may include vitamin C.