This coconut lime spirulina sorbet makes a refreshing and easy dessert for a hot summer day.
It’s very tangy and light and only naturally sweetened with medjool dates.
The coconut milk adds some sweetness and creaminess, without turning it into actual ice cream, which tends to be heavier than sorbet.
It’s also very nutritious: the vitamin C and antioxidants from limes combined with the healthy fats from coconut and the minerals from dates, make this a super healthy treat.
And for an extra dose of health-boosting nutrients I’ve added some Spirulina.
For those of you who are new to it; spirulina is an algae that is believed to be the most nutrient dense food on the planet.
It contains large amounts of protein, minerals such as iron, magnesium and potassium, antioxidants, omega 3 and 6 and vitamins.
Spirulina has an intense flavor and to be honest it isn’t the tastiest of foods, which is why I like adding it to food where other flavors dominate.
This fruity sorbet is a perfect disguise for it, as you don’t taste any of the spirulina, but still get its nutritional benefits.
1 can coconut milk (see instructions)
1/2 cup date paste
juice of 4 limes
1 tbsp lime zest from organic limes
1 tsp spirulina
coconut chips for garnish (optional)
Put the can of coconut milk in the fridge for a few hours, preferably overnight.
This separates the creamy part (which is the part we need for this recipe) from the liquid.
Once chilled, scoop out the creamy top part of the coconut milk.
Save the liquid for a different recipe – you can use it in a smoothie for example.
I use natural store-bought date paste which is a chunk of more compressed and concentrated date paste.
You can also use homemade date paste by soaking dates in water and then blending them, which results in a lighter and less sweet paste. (more of a cream really)
If you use the second variation, you will just need more of it to reach the same amount of sweetness as with the packaged date paste.
Put all the ingredients in the food processor and mix well.
Taste to see if you like the sweetness or if you need to add some more date paste.
Pour the mix into a chilled freezer-safe container and cover with a lid.
For a creamier texture, give the sorbet mix a stir 2-3 times every hour and put it back into the freezer.
Freeze for +/- 4 hours or until firm.
Let it sit for a few minutes prior to serving for a soft texture.
Sprinkle some coconut chips or other toppings on it (optional).
Store the rest of the coconut lime spirulina sorbet in the freezer.
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