As the dog days of summer drag on, nothing beats the heat quite like a tasty frozen treat. Fortunately, fresh fruit sorbets are incredibly easy to make and much better on your waistline than ice cream.
So delicious and so easy to make!
Since all fruit sorbet recipes follow the same basic pattern (1. make simple syrup, 2. add fruit, 3. blend and chill), you can get creative with whatever fruit is in season in your area. For this recipe, I used a a pint of delicious organic blackberries fresh from the Bend Farmer’s Market — the hardest part of this recipe was not eating all the juicy berries before the syrup was ready!
Organic Blackberry Sorbet Recipe
Ingredients (4 servings)
1 cup water
2/3 cup organic sugar
1/2 organic lemon
1 pint (16oz) organic blackberries
Make a simple syrup by bringing the sugar and water to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Remove the simple syrup from the heat and pour in a large mixing bowl.
Rinse the blackberries and add to the mixing bowl. Let the blackberries steep in the hot simple syrup for about 10 minutes.
Using a hand mixer, blend the berries and simple syrup into a puree. Squeeze the juice of the half lemon and stir into the mix. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the mixture for at least one hour.
Start up your ice cream maker (I used a Conair Cuisinart 1.5-quart ice cream maker, which is the perfect size for this recipe). Pour the blended mixture into the ice cream maker. After 10-15 minutes of churning, the sorbet should be ready to go; check the consistency as the sorbet solidifies to get the perfect texture.
Scoop out the sorbet and serve, or store in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 weeks.
With spring break upon us and summer break just around the corner it’s time to start planning your vacation… and why not add yoga to the mix? I’m available to travel to your vacation home, local park or other destination in Central Oregon for private yoga, semi-private/small group yoga, and yoga parties (think ladies trip/bachelorette/bridal party**). Take advantage of your much deserved vacation time with a stress reducing yoga practice that will leave you feeling both energized and restored. Each yoga practice is customized to your specific needs, whether you’re working with an injury/special condition, desiring improved strength and flexibility, or just looking for a way to unwind. I provide music, mats, props, and bottled water on request.
1 hr. $65
1 ¼ hr. $75
1 ½ hr. $85
1 hr. class x 5: $300
1 ¼ hr. class x 5: $350
1 ½ hr. class x 5: $400
** Class packages expire 6 months from purchase date.
The above rates plus $15 dollars for each additional individual per session.
Current Service Area
No Travel Fee Bend
$15 Travel Fee
$20 Travel Fee
1. How much will it cost to have a yoga instructor come to my vacation home in (fill in the blank ex. Sunriver)? There will be three of us practicing yoga for one hour.
Base Rate ($65) + Additional People ($15 x 2 ppl.) + Travel Exp. ($15) = Your total investment ($110)
= $36.67 per person
What if we want 75 minutes?
Base Rate ($75) + Additional People ($15 x 2 ppl.) + Travel Exp. ($15) = Your total investment ($110)
= $40.00 per person
2. Is our yoga instructor licensed, insured, and/or certified in CPR?
There is no licensing for yoga instructors in the state of Oregon, however your yoga instructor is registered with Yoga Alliance and has Liability Insurance. Your yoga instructor is also certified in CPR. To protect you and our yoga instructor(s) each student is required to fill out a Health and Liability Questionnaire and Waiver before class begins. The information obtained in this form helps our instructor(s) design fun, appropriate classes that fit our students needs and abilities.
3. Where can we practice yoga?
Ideas for a yoga practice space: living room (with furniture moved to the side), bonus room, sun room, deck, or shaded lawn. Depending on local availability we may be able to rent studio space at a local Bend studio.
4. My husband and I would like to have private yoga on each day of our vacation in Sunriver(6 days of yoga). How does that work out?
We will look at your schedule and our instructor’s schedule to plan what time for each day works best for you, understanding that we may need to schedule morning classes on certain days and afternoon/evening classes on certain days to accommodate your vacation activities and our current schedule.
Here is the payment breakdown:
5 class package ($300) + 1 additional class ($65) + 1 additional person for 6 classes $15/person ($90) + Travel Expenses for 6 days $15/day ($90) = Your Investment $545
= $90.83/class or $45.42/pp/per class
Note: You will receive a confirmation email once your reservation has been processed.
Autumn founded Ambuja Yoga in 2014 to share her love of adventure, yoga, and travel with her fellow yogis. Ambuja Yoga has morphed into more than she could have ever dreamed and she is thrilled to have a "job" she loves. She is forever grateful for the opportunity to facilitate personal growth and self love through yoga while taking yogis to off-the-beaten-path destinations worldwide. Follow Autumn on Instagram @autumnadamsyoga.
Central Oregon Brides if you book your Wedding Wellness Package by June 20th 2014 AND you like our facebook.com page you will receive a full 20% off of your package.
Our individually tailored Wedding Wellness Packages are designed to harmonize body, mind, and spirit through yoga, pranayama and meditation; they are a great way to connect with your bridal party and a great way to bring peace and balance to your wedding day.
Ambuja Yoga will travel to your venue or hotel for your yoga session or rent out space at a local yoga studio. You won’t have to worry about music or props.
Hope to see you soon.
Love & Light,