Spicy Banana Mango Sorbet
‘They’ say you should write about what you are passionate about. For me that is dancing and most recently this Spicy Banana Mango Sorbet that has been inspired by dance!
Our health does not only depend on the food that we eat (although, of course it is extremely important to fuel our bodies well!). Our health also depends on our happiness. You can eat all of the awesome kale in the world but if you are very unhappy you will not feel well.
We can get very wrapped up in our daily lives and forget to make time for the other important things. We can focus so much on the food we are putting into our bodies but forget about the nurturing and nourishing that our souls need.
Finding a little piece of your own happy each day is crucial to wellness. “It is not about finding one big happy, it is about all the little ‘happies’ along the way.” – Tarina Tashjian (a favorite quote of mine from my super awesome, super wise, super beautiful sister)
We all forget this sometimes and last week I was reminded just how important soul food is! I was lucky enough to have some time to dance. Dancing for me is a place of complete happy, on a cellular level. I will take any form of dancing I can get but I am completely obsessed with Tango! Tango is amazing, beautiful, raw and passionate… a true lesson in letting go, connection and freedom.
Needless to say, I had an amazing time dancing!
When I came home I was feeling freshly inspired, a wee bit tired and ready for something refreshing and sweet to carry me through. Being a lover of Latin Dance, I thought a little bit of spice would be nice.
So my friends, I give to you…
Spicy Banana Mango Sorbet
2 frozen bananas
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1/4 cup almond milk
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper ( more or less to taste. You can alway skip the spice altogether, it is still so delicious!)
-Place the 2 frozen bananas in the blender and blend on high, keep stopping to scrape down the sides and blend again.
-Add the frozen mango chunks and just a little of the almond milk, blend again.
-Add the almond milk as necessary, to get the right consistency but add slowly so you do not make it too runny, then it will be a smoothie and you’ll just need a straw instead of a spoon:) )
-Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice and blend again. It should be a nice thick, creamy consistency now.
-You can add the Cayenne pepper straight into the blender and blend again or scoop into serving dishes and simply sprinkle a little on top.
-Serve right away.
-I did put the extra in the freezer and it was still great when I took it out, but you will have to let it sit for 10-15 minutes for it to get to a nice consistency again.
With out Cayenne in case you are just not in the mood!
This little treat truly embraces sweet, simple and delicious!
Great as a cooling snack, a refreshing desert after dinner, or an awesome pallet cleanser.
I hope you enjoy this and I really hope you enjoy doing something that truly makes you feel great!
Thank you!!! X