What could be better than an antioxidant-laden sweet treat that you don’t have to feel guilty about? Just three ingredients make this wonderfully refreshing sorbet.
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While the acai berry might look small, the amount of nutrients it has is mindblowing. A single acai berry is packed with vitamin A, calcium, zinc, iron, copper, magnesium, potassium, and more. This means that when you eat acai, it’s almost like taking your daily multivitamin, but much tastier!
In its pure state, açaí pulp is sour and slightly bitter, but once a little sweetener is added, the flavor resembles concentrated blueberries with a hint of chocolate. “Agave nectar is a good option here because its lower-glycemic-load sugar is a better complement to açaí’s phytonutrients,” explains Los Angeles-based nutritionist Ashley Koff, RD.
- 4 pure acai pulp smoothie packs (4 oz. each), thawed
- 3/4 cup agave nectar
- 2 Tbs. lemon juice
- Whisk together all ingredients in bowl. Transfer to 9-inch-square metal baking pan, and place in freezer.
- Stir with fork every half hour, scraping frozen bits from sides, to keep from freezing into a block.
- Scoop into bowls, and serve, or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
- Calories 132
- Carbohydrate Content 27 g
- Cholesterol Content 0 mg
- Fat Content 2.5 g
- Fiber Content 2 g
- Protein Content 1 g
- Saturated Fat Content 0.5 g
- Sodium Content 5 mg
- Sugar Content 24 g