Summer and watermelon are almost synonyms. I can't imagine summer without fresh chilled watermelon! A couple of days ago, I asked my Facebook followers if there is any cocktail they are missing on their low-carb journey. Well, watermelon sorbet is definitely not a cocktail recipe but it's great for hot summer days like these!
To make this low-carb and sugar-free sorbet I used my ice cream maker but you can simply freeze it and churn every 30 minutes until you get the desired consistency of sorbet.
Although watermelon has a high Glycemic Index (GI = 72), it has a very low Glycemic Load, which measures how much insulin will be released by your body for a given food measured in standard portions. You always need to consider serving size to get the best estimate of how it will affect your blood sugar levels.
Other health benefits of watermelon are:
- it's very high in water (more than 90%) which makes it filling
- it's relatively low in net carbs and calories (7.2g net carbs and 30 kcal per 100g)
- it's high in vitamin A
- it contains lycopene, a carotenoid with antioxidant activity and has potential cancer-fighting abilities
Remember, only avoid watermelon or any fruit if your carbs limit is very low (20 g or less of net carbs a day).
Serving size about 2 scoops/ 85 g/ 3 oz
Allergy information for Low-Carb Watermelon & Lime Sorbet
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Nut free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Coconut free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
✔ Beef free
Nutritional values (per serving, about 2 scoops/ 85 g/ 3 oz)
Net carbs6 grams
Calories from carbs 89%, protein 7%, fat 4%
Total carbs6.4 gramsFiber0.3 gramsSugars4.8 gramsSaturated fat0 gramsSodium1 mg(0% RDA)Magnesium8 mg(2% RDA)Potassium94 mg(5% EMR)
Ingredients (makes 8 servings)
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