Wednesday 16 September 2020

Orange, Mango with Bergamot Sorbet

The last few months I have been taking stock of our families eating habits and I have been trying to cut out unhealthy snacks and refined and fatty foods. I have been making daily meal plans and making sure that the meals I cook are healthy and balanced with the correct proportion of vegetables, proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

Eating healthy does not mean that you can't enjoy delicious food and enjoy snacks. It's all about having a balanced diet adding healthy ingredients to the recipes I cook and eating treats in moderation that give you pleasure.

Incorporating seeds, nuts, energy boosting snacks, plant power shots to nourish and cleanse your body is a good way to add your family's diet.

I recently discovered Erbology an online shop that specialises in energy boosting snacks, crackers that are made with organic plants and activated seeds to create unique flavours that are gut-friendly and energy boosting.  I also liked their plant power shots which are organic, gluten free with no added sugar or additives.

There are so many new interesting and healthy ingredients available on the Erbology website, a few I tried were Milk Thistle Powder, Organic Aloe Vera Juice and Organic Bergamot Juice.

What is Milk Thistle?

Milk thistle is an herbal remedy derived from the milk thistle plant, also known as Silybum marianum.

What are the  health Benefits of Milk Thistle?

  • It treats liver and gallbladder disorders
  • Promote breast milk production
  • Prevent and treat cancer 
  • Protect the liver from snake bites, alcohol and other environmental poisons.

How can you add it to your diet?

You can include 7g or 1 tsp of Milk Thistle per day into your daily diet. You can add it to yoghurt, smoothies or porridge or any breakfast bowl. You can also add the milk thistle into cakes, muffins, tarts and even bread.

What is Aloe Vera?

Aloe Vera known as Aloe barbadensis miller is a succulent plant used in alternative medicine. 

What are the health Benefits of Aloe Vera?

  • Beneficial for the digestive system 
  • Loaded with Vitamins and Minerals
  • Fights Digestive Disorders
  • Flushes our Toxins from the Body
  • Helps Treat Anemia
  • Balances Hormonal Problems
  • Boosts Immunity

How can you add it to your diet?

You can add the 50ml  daily allowance of Organic Aloe Vera juice  to smoothies, breakfast juice or flavoured water and enjoy it as a refreshing drink.

What is Bergamot?

Bergamot is a plant that produces a type of citrus fruit. Medicines are made from  extracting the oil from  the peel of the fruit, and extracting juice from the fruit.

What are the health benefits of Bergamot?

  • Reduce inflammation, 
  • Lowers cholesterol levels  
  • Increase positive mood

How can you add it to your diet?

You can add 50ml of Organic Bergamot Pure Juice to your smoothie, any juice or flavoured water. You can also add it to ice pop mixture, sorbets and fruit slushies.

I have been using these ingredients by adding them to smoothies, smoothie bowls, adding them to salad dressings and making herbal tea. My favourite ingredient by far has been the Bergamot. It has the most refreshing citrus scent and the flavour it imparts to dishes is absolutely amazing. I made this wonderful palate cleanser Orange and Mango sorbet incorporating the Bergamot Juice. It was so lovely that I have made the same recipe time and time over again.

I am sharing the recipe below.The sorbet is delicious as a palate cleanser between courses or even as alight dessert after a heavy meal. The addition of the Bergamot definitely takes it to the next level in taste and flavour.

Yield: 6 Servings
Author: Nayna Kanabar
Orange, Mango with Bergamot Sorbet

Orange, Mango with Bergamot Sorbet

Refreshing and palate cleansing sorbet with delicious citrus flavours and no refined sugars or additives.
Prep time: 20 Mininactive time: 6 HourTotal time: 6 H & 20 M


  • Large Mango Ripe 1
  • Oranges peeled and juiced 3
  • Bergamot Juice 50 ml
  • Maple Syrup 3 Tbsps
  • Orange Rind 1 Tbsps


  1. Remove the rind of 1 orange 
  2. Juice the oranges
  3. Peel and dice the mango
  4. In a blender add the orange juice, mango and maple syrup and blend to a smooth puree.
  5. Add the mixture into an air tight tupperware and stir in the Bergamot juice and orange rind and mix well.
  6. Put the lid on the tupperware and place in freezer.
  7. After 1 hour take the tupperware out of freezer and break the ice crystals with a fork.
  8. Repeat the process two more times at 2 hourly intervals.
  9. Before serving the sorbet, remove the tupperware from the freezer and place in the fridge for 5 minutes.
  10. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the sorbet into serving bowls. The texture should be grainy.Garnish with mint leaves.



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  1. This sounds like such a delicious sorbet and I love that it is a healthier sweet treat too! Will definitely have to try it for myself.

    1. If you like citrus flavours you will love this.

  2. The sorbet looks cool and refreshing with all the exotic flavours. Never tasted anything with bergamot.Actually heard this name for the first time

    1. Bergamot is a type of citrus fruit has very similar taste to oranges.

  3. I love a good mango sorbet but not tried one with orange plus nice to learn about the benefits of bergamot.

    1. The orange and the bergamot add a nice citrus twist to the sorbet, making it really refreshing.

  4. Mango sorbet is my daughters fabrouite dessert and I think the addition of the Bergamot sounds delicious. We'll try this. Thanks, Mich x

  5. I have never made a sorbet before but this sure does look refreshing! I need to try out this recipe.

  6. I love sorbet, i tend to opt for a citrus flavour but would love to try this

  7. This week has been particularly hot and I can imagine myself having the sorbet all by myself. This looks beautiful and I am sure it must taste amazing!

  8. Oh wow this looks and sounds amazing. My husband loves these kind of flavours.

  9. The sorbet looks delicious. We have the perfect weather to enjoy it too. Learnt so much new from this Post as I didn't know anything about Bergamot.

  10. Love sorbet, orange and mango make a good combination. This is an ideal summer dessert.

  11. I don't think I have ever tried sorbet. I feel like I have been missing out as this looks amazing.

  12. I don't think I have ever tried a sorbet and now I feel like I am missing out as it looks amazing

  13. I love orange and mango so this would definitely be my kind of dessert . Sounds absolutely delicious

  14. oooh how timely my friend had her gall bladder removed and has real problems the sorbet recipe and milk thistle will be ideal I am sending her the link

  15. The sorbet sounds lovely, bet its really refreshing. I need to look into my eating habits and start to improve them.

  16. These sound so good. I have never tasted bergamot before, but I love the smell of it.

  17. This looks so refreshing!
    Milk thistle is so great around xmas time in particular I find; with drinking more etc!

  18. I love aloe vera and all of the health benefits it offers! I've never tried Bergamot though so this is one I'll have to pack into some recipes. This sorbet sounds incredible!

  19. This Mango Recipe is So Yummy.... Thank You.


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