All the kids in the neighborhood will be running to your house to play with this super quick strawberry banana sorbet you magically blend up in just 5 minutes! But shhhh…don’t tell them there’s no refined sugar!
Of course I know a little better now, and while I don’t mind my kids having a special treat here and there during the year, I certainly don’t think it needs to be a daily, weekly, or even monthly occurrence.
To be honest it really isn’t fair to their bodies. That sugar punch to their immune system will run them down over time.
We are also seeing more and more that artificial food dyes really do affect kids, and it is just a better idea to keep them out of the diet. Artificial food dyes have a petroleum base (yes the same stuff in your car!), and they can affect our kids in everything from hyper behavior to skin conditions like rashes or hives.
I want them to enjoy food, socialize with their friends, and not feel left out by the real food police!
I can’t think of any kid that doesn’t like the flavor (and color!) of strawberries so this is a classic flavor that hits our bowls often along with this tropical version of this sorbet. I keep a few pint freezer bags of the cut fruit stashed away so I can just grab a bag out and blend it up quick!
If your kids are used to really sweet frozen treats, you can ease them into this homemade sorbet with a bit of raw honey added to the mixture. Our strawberries are from our summer strawberry picking so they are incredibly sweet, right at the height of the season.
Renee blogs at Raising Generation Nourished, and with 3 girls ages 5 and under, she is passionate about raising the next generation of kids with a better understanding where their food comes from and how food affects their bodies.
- 3 cup strawberries
- 2 medium banana
- 1 medium lemon
- Slice strawberries and bananas.
- Put the strawberries and bananas on a plate in the freezer for an hour. To save this step, you can make up pre-portioned out bags ahead of time so you can just pull out a bag when you want to make your sorbet!
- Once the fruit has been in the freezer for at least an hour, put it in your food processor or blender along with the lemon juice from one lemon and process until smooth – scrape down the sides when you need. The sorbet will be soft serve style texture right out of the blender, or you can put it in the freezer to firm up for a bit if you want.