Refreshing Tropical Sorbet

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Refreshing Tropical Sorbet

Positive Vitality Tropical refreshing sorbet is dairy free, gluten free, paleo, raw, vegan


  • 200 gr Tropical Fruits (like pineapple, mango, papaya, kiwi, passion fruit…)
  • 400 gr Coconut Milk (full fat, canned)



  1. Wash, peel and chop your fruits
  2. Place all in a blending container and blend until smooth

Easy peasy!

This recipe takes a few minutes to prepare it and it is a wonderfully nutritious ice-cream alternative. Perfect for an instant chill and a proper hydration on a sunny day!


Health benefits:

Pineapple is a great source of  potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, beta carotene,  thiamin, B6, and folate, as well as soluble and insoluble fiber, and bromeliad.

Pineapple benefits include their ability to improve respiratory health, cure coughs and colds, improve digestion, help you lose weight, strengthen bones, improve oral health, boost eye health, reduce inflammation, prevent cancer, increaseheart health, fight off infections and parasites, improve the immune system, and increase circulation.


Mango fruit is rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds.  Mango fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin-A and flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin. 100 g of fresh fruit provides 765 IU or 25% of recommended daily levels of vitamin-A. Together; these compounds have been known to have antioxidant properties and are essential for vision. Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucos and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in carotenes is known to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

Fresh mango is a good source of potassium. 100 g fruit provides 156 mg of potassium while just 2 mg of sodium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.

It is also a very good source of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin-C and vitamin-E. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals. Vitamin B-6 or pyridoxine is required for GABA hormone production within the brain. It also controls homocystiene levels within the blood, which may otherwise be harmful to blood vessels resulting in coronary artery disease (CAD), and stroke.


Coconut: eating coconut meat appears to protect against heart disease and stroke as well. As it turns out, coconut meat’s measurable vitamins A and E, and polyphenols and phytosterols, all work together to decrease the levels of LDL cholesterol, which are fats that stay in the blood and in skin tissues and high levels of which have been found a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases.

The MCTs in coconut are converted into ketone bodies as well which show potential as a replacement energy substrate for the brain, potentially offering a dietary therapy approach to alleviating the symptoms and possibly even preventing  the onset of neurological diseases. Moreover using ketones instead of glucose as energy source we teach our bodies how to burn fat as a fuel and become leaner.

By | 2017-02-01T13:38:27+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Desserts, Paleo, Raw Food, Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegan|Comments Off on Refreshing Tropical Sorbet

About the Author:

Ola Van Zyl is Owner of Positive Vitality Nutritional Therapy, Health Coach, Corporate Nutrition Specialist, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Public Speaker. Ola is a graduate of the Institute of Health Sciences in Nutritional Therapy, Dietary Counselling and Functional Sports Nutrition. She is a member of Nutritional Therapists of Ireland. In her work Ola applies the latest theories and research in nutrition, functional medicine and coaching to achieve optimum health. She works with groups and individuals, helping them to gain more energy, to lose weight, to manage stress, improve sleep quality and mood, as well as increase physical performance. Ola believes that nutrition is the key to long and vibrant live and she is very passionate about creating nutritious and delicious recipes to encourage healthy eating.