Baking & Dessert

By Melaina Gasbarrino | March 23, 2012

The heat does something to us all. It makes us not only happier as the winter blues are hopefully past us now, but it gets us to eat healthier, slim down, and pull out the flip flops and bikinis. This is one of those perfect, easy sorbets to make on one of the many hot spring days that are to follow the recent beautiful weather.

Acai, a berry that grows on acai palm trees in the Amazon rainforests of Brazil, is becoming widely popular in the States. This berry is one of those ‘superfoods’ we’re all filling up on and rightfully so can be called a superfood with all of the nutritional benefits attached to it. Not only is this berry high in antioxidants, and nutrients but promotes weight loss, gives you an energy boost and supports your immune system.

And the best part of making this icy treat? You don’t need an ice cream maker to do it!

Melaina is from a small town in Ontario, Canada and as an avid environmentalist with a passion for focusing on healthy living. Having traveled the world and written about it every step of the way, she one day hopes to develop unique environmental educational programs for kids.

Açaì Sorbet Recipe

Servings: 4
Calories: 130 per serving
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 4-5 hours (until firm)
Total Time: 4 hours 20 min - 5 hours 20 min

Ingredients

  • 4 pure açaì pulp smoothie packs, thawed (4 oz each)
  • 3/4 cup agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Fresh berries

Directions

1. Whisk açaì smoothie packs, agave nectar and lemon juice together.

2. Transfer to 9" square metal baking pan, place in freezer.

3. Every half hour stir with fork to keep mixture from freezing into a block.

4. Scoop into bowls, add fresh berries and serve.

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