Dragon Fruit Superfood Sorbet | Thriftanista in the City

5.21.2017

Dragon Fruit Superfood Sorbet

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid®.

Maintaining after weight loss is very much an ongoing challenge. I still have those same desires for decadent desserts and other fat snacks. It's especially difficult when summer rolls around and there are parties with barbecues, cocktails, and lots of ice cream to consume. I made homemade dragon fruit sorbet to help curb those desires.

dragon fruit sorbet stored in Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE

One of my weight loss tips is to binge smart. I don't deny myself all the treats. I've learned to balance them and when I feel the need to overindulge, I make sure there's a healthy snack to binge on.
I bought an ice cream maker in a thrift store a few years ago and have enjoyed making my own ice creams and sorbets. I'm enjoying it now more than ever because I can make healthier versions of some of my favorites.

Rubbermaid container

Dragon fruit (pitaya) is a superfood rich in vitamins and minerals. It's low calorie, delicious and has great color. I admit that it was the magenta color popping out at me in the freezer section that prompted me to give it a try.

leak-proof food storage containers

The taste is light and not super sweet so I combined the fruit with sweeter fruits to give it a richer flavor.

Dragon Fruit Sorbet


Ingredients:
12oz bag frozen dragon fruit
1 banana
¼ cup pineapple
4 oz coconut water
2 Tablespoons honey (optional)
squeeze of lemon

Directions: Cut the banana and pineapple into chunks and freeze. Mix all ingredients in a blender. Pour into airtight containers and allow to harden in freezer. Or you can run through an ice cream maker first which is what I did. Freeze at least an hour for an ice cream like consistency.

food storage containers with lids

You can also skip freezing all together and drink as a smoothie!

I've been storing this season's homemade sorbets in Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE food storage containers. They're freezer safe and have an airtight leak-proof seal that firmly packs the sorbet.

Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE isn't just for frozen treats though. Food storage containers have come a long way. These are so much prettier than my current set.  I like that I can see what's inside the crystal clear containers that also happen to be stain resistant. So I don't have to fear mucking them up by storing spaghetti sauce and other highly pigmented sauces and marinades.

Rubbermaid storage containers

My absolute favorite thing about Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE  is the the innovative vents that allow microwaving with the lid on and latches up that prevent food splatters. That's a big time saver when heating up the leftovers. There's no need to transfer to a different container and I don't have to worry about spills in the microwave.

Stain resistant food storage containers

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dragon fruit pitaya superfood sorbet recipe


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