Archive for June, 2009
My daughters and I were having great fun in the kitchen yesterday making sherbet with Champion Juicer. My youngest daughter asked me what’s the difference between sherbet and the sorbet we made last week. The two elder sisters attempted to explain but they ended up in a little argument that needed a delicious “creamy sherbet” to cool them down.
Yes, creamy… that’s what I said. Sherbet contains dairy or other fat making it creamy, similar to ice cream whereas sorbet is free of fat or milk. These two icy summertime treats have similar base ingredients ie. fruit juices or pureed fruits, sugar and water. That makes sorbet friendly to the lactose intolerant individuals since it contains no dairy and of course, it has lower calories. Sorbet is generally softer, granular in texture but sherbet has a firmer and smoother consistency.
I am going to share with you a sure hit sherbet recipe using the versatile Champion Juicer.
Champion Juicer’s Very Berry Sherbet
2 cups of mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries etc)
1 cup of pineapple juice
1/2 cup of orange juice
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
3 tablespoons of Half & Half
1/4 cup organic raw sugar (optional)
Juice pineapple, oranges and lemon with Champion Juicer the usual way. Homogenize the mixed berries with Champion Juicer blank. Mix all ingredients and freeze mixture till solid. Cut the frozen mixture into strips and feed into the feeding chamber of Champion Juicer. Serve immediately. You may not even need sugar if the fruit juice extracted is sweet enough.
Have fun…. Cool.
We were having dinner in one of the local restaurant a couple of weeks ago. In between entrée and main course, we were served a small serving of passion fruit sorbet. I tasted different kinds of sorbet before but this one was different. It gave just the right touch to prepare our appetite for the main course. At the end of the dinner, Chef George showed up to find out how the dinner went. I grabbed hold of the golden opportunity to ask him for the secret recipe.
Chef George’s passion fruit sorbet was hand churned every hour for a couple of hours but I tried out the recipe subsequently using Champion Juicer. The result was exceptionally good. Champion Juicer is able to achieve the fine texture and firm consistency one would want in a luscious sorbet.
Passion Fruit Sorbet by Chef George A.
1/4 cup raw organic cane sugar (or less, according to your taste)
2 cups filtered water
1/2 cup Lemon juice
1/2 cup passion fruit pulp
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Boil water, raw organic cane sugar and lemon zest for 5 minutes. Allow it to cool down to room temperature. Peel the lemon and discard seeds before pushing it through Champion Juicer. Stir in the passion fruit pulp and lemon juice into the sugar mixture.
Freeze the mixture in a freezing tray till solid. Slice the frozen mixture into long strips and feed into the feeding chamber of Champion Juicer immediately. You may store the sorbet in a freezer container or serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.
Use the Champion Juicer blank when making sorbet.
Get your Champion Juicer ready this summer and watch this heavenly passion fruit sorbet streaming out of your Champion Juicer.
Cool summer Sherbet secret is coming next ….. Stay with me.
A promise is a promise. I have not forgotten about the Champion Juicer sorbet recipe I mentioned a few days ago. Though Champion Juicer is well known for its ability to deliver good quality raw fruit and vegetable juices, the other function of Champion Juicer is to make healthy frozen desserts in a quick and simple manner.
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Citrus Sorbet Delight
1 cup of maltose syrup or raw organic sugar
3 1/2 cups of hot water
2 cups of lime juice
1/4 cup of lemon juice
1 egg white, beaten lightly
Dissolve maltose syrup in hot water. Let the mixture cool down to room temperature. Remove rind and discard seeds from limes and lemons. Juice both citrus combo using the Champion Juicer to get the amount of juice you need. Mix all ingredients.
Pour the mixture into a freezing tray and freeze until harden. Cut the frozen mixture into long strips to fit the feeding chamber of the Champion Juicer. Remember to use the Champion Juicer blank. Homogenize the frozen strips and serve immediately. Drizzle some passion fruits pulp over the sorbet for added flavor and tang.
This recipe makes approximately 6 cups of delicious sorbet.
What a great way to involve your young children in this fun activity during summer vacation.
More sorbet, sherbet and ice cream recipes to come…..Let your imagination flows wild with Champion Juicer.
I was trying out some really cool summer Champion Juicer recipes including a range of nice sorbet and sherbet recipes. I was about to share with you what fun Champion Juicer could bring in the summer for you and your family, but my thought was somehow interrupted by the WHO’s declaration on a worldwide Swine Flu (A-H1N1 virus) pandemic on 11 June, 2009.
It disturbs me a little. What really perturbed me was not the Swine Flu but it was the manner the health officials dealt with it. The alarm raised cause a huge rush to release massive funding from many nations of the world into getting and stockpiling H1N1 Swine Flu vaccines. In fact, many pharmaceutical giants have had the vaccines ready in production weeks ahead of expectation as though they knew the declaration of a Swine Flu worldwide pandemic is inevitable.
What actually irks me is this, while every health authorities in the world is busy fire fighting, very few of them actually advise and educate their people to prevent it. They spoke unanimously on vaccines as the answer and anti-viral treatment being the next. Hygiene and other recommended measures are for avoidance. Little was spoken on how to boost your own immune system. You have the millions of battalion within you and yet they are sound asleep.
Raw fruit and vegetable juices made with Champion Juicer are richly packed with enzymes, nutrients, vitamins, minerals and phytochemical. They will provide life giving energy to your body cells and wake the sluggish immune soldiers up, to fight the battle of good health.
I am not saying that Champion Juicer is the only juicer that can do the job even though I am getting very good results from Champion juicer. Whatever juicer you may have, start getting your act together. Lower quality juice is better than no juice.
Start with simple recipes, start with the combination of the fruits and vegetables you like and ACT on it. Juicing is a quick way to feed your body with enzymes and nutrients at the cellular level, thus boosting your immune system to fight whatever viruses or bacteria that you may come in contact with. Why waste finance and effort to put off fire when it is at your absolute control to prevent the fire in the first place?
Let no FEAR rules you but let your Champion Juicer flowing with life giving raw fruit and vegetable juices.
Yes, I am still eager to share with you those really cool summer sorbet recipes made with Champion Juicer.
What a cool way to beat the summer heat by a tall glass of raw fruits and vegetables juice with crushed ice and pretty garnishing. As I tend to juice more fruits during hot days with Champion Juicer, I need to remind myself of the relatively high sugar content that fruits carry. Therefore I would consciously incorporate some varieties of vegetables to balance up the concoction.
I have a nice Champion Juicer recipe here to help you combat dehydration. Dehydration happens when the amount of water leaving your body (through sweating) is more than the amount you take in during hot summer days. Champion Juicer’s ability to extract the minerals and distilled water from the fibers of fruits and vegetables makes it very ideal for you to replenish fluid in your body by drinking raw fruit and vegetable juices made using Champion Juicer.
Try this Champion Juicer recipe and stay hydrated throughout summer.
Champion Juicer’s Summer Spring
3 Carrots, peel and remove green tops
2 stalks Celery, discard leaves
Parsley, a sprig
1 Green apple
Mint leaves, for garnishing
Bundle up Spinach and Parsley. Push through the feeding chamber of Champion Juicer alternating with carrots and celery, then finish up with the green apple. You need to bundle up the small leafy vegetables as Champion Juicer is not the best juicer to extract them.
I have more highly recommended recipes to share with you in my juicer recipe collection.
Keep your cool this summer with a refreshing melon juice. There are many choices you can pick from the melon family, to name a few, Cantaloupe, Honeydew and Watermelon.
Melon is a common name given to various species of the Cucurbitaceae family with fleshy fruit.
Melon juice can be prepared using a blender but my personal preference is to use Champion Juicer. Champion Juicer extracts the clear melon juice very well and expels the pulp without any further straining whereas the blended melon juice tends to be a bit more fibrous and that’s not ideal as a thirst quencher.
Before juicing melon, it is always a good practice to wash the melon thoroughly as the skin of the melon may contain harmful bacteria pathogens such as the salmonella. Cut away the skin and slice the melon into segments small enough to feed into the feeding chamber of Champion Juicer. Discard all seeds where possible. Feed the segments one after another at a steady speed into the Champion Juicer to avoid any unnecessary heating up.
Always chill your melon before juicing if you want an instant cool melon juice as Champion Juicer is capable of maintaining the temperature of the chilled melon due to its low Rpm.
Cantaloupe juice is a good source of polyphenol antioxidants, which is essential to maintain healthy cardiovascular system and immune system. Cantaloupe juice also provides excellent vitamin C and beta carotene.
Champion Juicer is known to produce high quality Honeydew juice. Honeydew juice contains high Vitamin C, B6, folate, pantothenic acid and potassium but low in sodium. Honeydew juice also helps to overcome high blood pressure, skin disorders and other related problems of the circulatory system.
Watermelon juice is effective in clearing water retention problem in your body. It is mildly diuretic. Watermelon juice’s red pigment signifies the presence of Lycopene. Lycopene is a red carotenoid pigment and phytochemical found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables. When extracting watermelon juice using Champion Juicer, it draws out the rich vitamins A, B6 and C as well as potassium from the fruit.
Do experiment with different types of melon juice using Champion Juicer and enjoy a cool summer nutrient packed juice that expels body heat.
Caution: consult your health practitioner before consuming sweet melon juice if you suffer from diabetes. In fact, if you are brave enough to try out Bitter Melon juice (commonly known as Bitter Gourd juice), it is proven to help regulate blood sugar in diabetes sufferer. Bitter Melon is also a member of the melon family.
Clean the Bitter melon thoroughly under running water, segment longitudinally. Feed segments through Champion Juicer with its seeds in tact.
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