Delight Your Valentine with a Paleo Dessert

Ever consider using wild rose petals in cooking? Imagine the most beautiful scent of the most decadent rose you’ve ever smelled, but as a taste.

Raw honey adds natural sweetness to this paleo strawberry sorbet. Click here to order some now.

Aside from being the go-to choice for many a Valentine’s Day bouquet, roses also offer antioxidant properties and are said to aid in intestinal and liver function.

So, should we simply take a bite out of the buds? Not exactly. Enter rose water.

Yes, you can buy it; but storebought versions often contain added sugars. In addition, it’s simple enough to make your own! Here’s how:

Simply wash rose petals and place in a pot with water. Bring to a gentle simmer for an hour or so, then drain out the petals and let the rose water cool.

Use rose water wherever you’d use water: in a smoothie, in a cup of tea or blended with strawberries to make a homemade, paleo-diet friendly Valentine’s Day treat. It’s the perfect way to end a meal shared with your paleo sweetheart!

Paleo Strawberry Rose-Water Sorbet

Ingredients

24 ounces organic strawberries
1 cup rose water, prepared according to instructions above
3 tablespoons raw honey
1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon vodka* (Using a splash of vodka allows for a creamier texture; be sure to opt for a potato based version, rather than one made from grain)

Directions

1. Puree fruit.

2. Combine fruit with rose water; let sit for one hour.

3. Drain water; save for another use.

4.   Add honey, lemon juice and vodka; whisk to combine.

5. Cover tightly and chill in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours.

6. Process in ice cream maker.

Nell Stephenson, the original “Paleoista,” is the author of  Paleoista, Gain Energy, Get Lean and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat  (Touchstone, 2012) and co-author ofThe Paleo Diet Cookbook  with Dr. Loren Cordain, PhD (Wiley & Sons, 2010). In addition to her work as nutrition consultant and trained chef, Stephenson is a personal trainer and competitive endurance athlete who credits the Paleo diet for her transformed health and athletic success. Visit her blog at  www.paleoista.com.

 

About Paleoista

Nell Stephenson, the original “Paleoista,” is the author of Paleoista, Gain Energy, Get Lean and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat (Touchstone, 2012) and co-author of The Paleo Diet Cookbook with Dr. Loren Cordain, PhD (Wiley & Sons, 2010). In addition to her work as nutrition consultant and trained chef, Stephenson is a personal trainer and competitive endurance athlete who credits the Paleo diet for her transformed health and athletic success.

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One comment on “Delight Your Valentine with a Paleo Dessert

  1. Emily Ploch says:

    I’ve heard so much about this Paleo diet, I’ll have to try this!

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