Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tasty Tuesday- FMD Lemon Lime Slushy and Strawberry Sorbet



While on the Fast Metabolism Diet, treats and desserts are hard to come by.  It makes sense that a diet isn't going to have a ton of desserts on it since that is probably what made you go on a diet in the first place.  Sometimes though, you just need something sweet to hit the spot after a rough day.  So, for today's Tasty Tuesday I am going to share my yummy recipes for a Fast Metabolism Diet approved Lemon Lime Slushy (Phase 1, 2, 3) and Strawberry Sorbet (Phase 1).


LEMON LIME SLUSHY
This treat is good in all the phases, but I like to use it only for Phase 2 since that is such a rough phase for me to get through.  I honestly don't think I would survive without it.  To start, you want to make sure you have a really good blender.  I use my magic bullet blender or Ninja blender.  Just make sure it is strong enough to blend ice to powder, or you will have crunchy lemon peel ice instead of a fluffy lemon lime slush.

The directions are pretty simple.  All you need is:
  • One lemon
  • One lime
  • xyiltol or stevia
  • Ice
  • water
I don't usually go by measurements, so I will try my best to estimate how much I put in to make my slushy.  I use different amounts of ice, water, and xylitol every time I make it since every lemon and lime are different sizes and tastes, but it always turns out super yummy. Also, you can use a lemon OR a lime if that is all you have available.

Start by peeling your lemon and lime.  If you're like me and are too lazy to peel them, then just slice the peels off (kind of like how you would cut off the outside of a pineapple).  With the lemon, be sure to cut it open and remove all the seeds.  When you are done peeling/slicing, plop those citrus fruits into your blender.  Yep, the whole thing.  If you don't have a powerful blender, you can just squeeze the juice out of the lemon and lime.  Then add about 1/2 cup ice, 1/4 cup water, and 2 TBS xylitol/stevia (or more as needed).  Blend that sucker up until it is nice and slushy.  I like to make my slush a little on the runny side so I can drink it with a straw, so adjust the amount of ice and water you add until it is the consistency you like.

When you are done, it should look something like this.  As you can see, I missed one or two seeds in my lemon and blended them up with the slush.  Oops.  It still tasted great.


You can enjoy your slush the way it is, or you can freeze it for an hour or two until it is a little more solid.  This will make it more like an icy sorbet if that is more your thing. 


If you happened to make a little too much slush, I like to put the extra into ice cube trays and keep them in the freezer.  This makes it really easy to pop out a few ice cubes and blend them up for a quick treat later on.


STRAWBERRY SORBET

The directions for this are pretty similar to the lemon/lime slushy.  Again, you want to make sure you have a decent blender.  Getting the ice blended as small as possible is the key to this yummy treat.

All you need is:
  • About 1-2 cups frozen or fresh strawberries
  • xylitol or stevia
  • ice
  • water
  • lemon juice
Add the strawberries, about 2 TBS xylitol or stevia (more to taste if you like it really sweet), about 1/2 cup ice if you used fresh strawberries and 1/4 cup ice if you used frozen strawberries, a dash or two of lemon juice, and about 1/4 cup water to get it all moving in your blender.  Blend, blend, blend until it is smooth.  Just like the lemon lime slushy, you can make this like a slushy too.  I have found the strawberries are smoother and make a better sorbet when they are frozen a little bit, so I like to keep a bowl in the freezer to pull out when I am having a late night sweet craving on phase 1 and need a snack.  I think the trick to making the sorbet the perfect texture is to freeze it for a few hours, and then let it thaw on the counter about 15-30 minutes before you want to eat it.  This ensures it is not solid frozen, and it makes it the perfect texture to spoon out.

My husband LOVED this sorbet, and actually tried stealing it from me when I wasn't looking.  I would make this even if I wasn't on The Fast Metabolism Diet- it is that good.  As I said before with these treats, you kind of have to measure with your eyes and play around with adding ingredients until you get the consistency you like.  These recipes really make it easier to feel like you're getting a special treat and don't taste like diet anything at all.


If you have tried making any FMD treats, I would love to hear about them.  Feel free to comment below, and maybe I will review one of your recipes.

5 comments:

  1. Did you use the strawberry sorbet only as one of the two snacks during the day, or did you eat it after the 5 meals were done? Thanks!

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    1. Chelsea11/13/2013

      I would eat it as a snack after lunch or as a late night snack after dinner if I stayed up late enough to need an extra snack in Phase 1.

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  2. Your blog, ideas, pictures, etc. about FMD are SO HELPFUL & thanks for taking the time to post. So, seriously, have you considered starting a business of preparing all the foods?! Thanks

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  3. I just started the FMD diet. Im on phase 1 day 1. I made this with frozen pineapple for my late night snack. Is pineapple allowed?

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