Did you know strawberries are a low glycemic fruit? Which means the carbohydrates in strawberries is mainly fiber and will not cause a big spike in blood sugar. Strawberries may help fight cancer with nutrients like folate, ellagic acid and flavonoids. The flavonoids may also help offsets inflammation in the brain and delay age- related memory loss. Strawberries are also packed with heart-protective and blood pressure lowering nutrients including potassium and antioxidants.
Roasted Strawberry Sherbet (serves 4)
1 pound strawberries
1 /3 cup sugar
1 cup low fat buttermilk
1 Tablespoon corn syrup
Preheat the oven to 375F. Quarter the strawberries and mix with sugar on a 13 X9 baking tray. Roast strawberries for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
In a blender, mix strawberries, their syrup, corn syrup and buttermilk until smooth.
To make sherbet I used an ice cream machine per manufactures directions. If you do no have an ice cream machine you can freeze the mixture in a popsicle mold.
each serving: 137 calories/total fat 0.9g (saturated 0.3g) cholesterol 2 mg, sodium 66 mg, total carbohydrates 31.9g (dietary fiber 2.3g, total sugar 26.4g) protein 2.8 g