My strawberry and basil foam recipe
For those who have been waiting for this recipe since my Instagram photo, here it is! You will need a good blender that can handle frozen fruit, but besides that it takes 7 minutes and tastes delicious! Great as a gluten and dairy free dessert or snack, and you can keep it in a freezer friendly container afterwards, or in the fridge to keep frothy! I made this version with all organic ingredients, including the sugar, however I’m going to be practicing an alternative using honey, agave, maple syrup, or a mix… I’ll keep you posted with a new recipe once I’ve perfected it without sugar!
STRAWBERRY & BASIL FOAM/frothy sorbet
(Makes 8 portions)
500g Frozen organic strawberries (if you buy them fresh, put them in the freezer for 4 hours beforehand)
140g Cane Sugar
20-30g Pure Lemon Juice
1 Egg white
1tbs Fresh Basil very finely chopped (by hand or machine), or 3tsp dried basil
Put the sugar in a blender and mix on high until finely ground.
Add the frozen strawberries, lemon juice and egg white into the blender and mix for 20 seconds on medium-high. Scrape down the sides and blend again for another 20 seconds on medium-high.
Pour mixture into a large bowl and using an electric whisker, whisk for about 3-4 minutes, until frothy and hardened enough to spoon into individual dishes to serve.
Garnish with a pinch of left over chopped basil (or dried basil, if you forget to save some of the fresh basil like I did), and enjoy!
Variation: Strawberry & Mint Foam – use the same amount of fresh or dried sweet mint, instead of basil.
Charlie began practicing yoga over 25 years ago and has been teaching for more than 14 years to people of all ages and abilities. She is the lead trainer on the Indiv Yoga 200 hrs & the RCYT Kids Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Courses, and has certified over 400 students worldwide.
Originally from London and having worked in New York and Lisbon after her Psychology degree, she has since settled in Switzerland with her husband, and dedicated her life to expanding her knowledge of the science of yoga, mindful meditation and better physical and mental health.
Over the years Charlie has trained with some of the most renowned yoga teachers around the world (David Swenson, Shiva Rea, Anne-Marie Newland, Leslie Kaminoff, Sadie Nardini, Sonia Sumar etc) certifying in Hatha, Sivanada, Ashtanga, Childrens and Family Yoga, Yoga for the Special Child, & Inner Engineering with Sadhguru. She has become highly respected for her successful work in yoga therapy, especially for Autism, ADHD and other behavioural and developmental syndromes. She has also talked at some of the biggest corporations in Switzerland and the annual SGIS (Swiss Group of International Schools) Conference on implementing Mindfulness in the work place and the education system.
Charlie holds the highest yoga qualifications as an ERYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), RCYT (Registered Children´s Yoga Teacher), RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) and YCEP (Yoga Continued Education Provider) with the Yoga Alliance, and has developed Indiv Yoga™ to bring a more physiological, therapeutic and individual approach to yoga. Indiv Yoga™ Switzerland is a RYS (registered yoga school) and RCYS (registered children’s yoga school) providing Yoga Alliance teacher training certifications of the highest professional standards.
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