It seems as though, either now or at some time in the recent past, Hägen Dazs made an açaí berry sorbet. I have got to get my hands on some of this! Most sorbets work out to about 3-4 Weight Watchers points plus per half cup, and I can plan my menu in such a way as to accommodate a serving once in awhile. That is one of the things I love about Weight Watchers - it gives me that flexibility and I can stay on my program while I indulge once in a while.
berries are native to Brazil and other neighboring countries in South
America and, until recently were unheard of in North America. However, I
have read a lot about açaí berries in the news lately. They have been
classified as "dark fruit" which is supposed to be especially healthy
for you due to its antioxidant properties and a high concentration of
certain vitamins. Dark fruits are also supposed to help ward off
certain illnesses such as Alzheimer's. I don't know that I put much
stock in these kinds of health claims, but I do hear açaí berries are
delicious with chocolate undertones, and that is enough to convince me.
Besides, this sorbet will allow me a tiny little bit of cultural micro
immersion - I'll imagine I'm in Brazil while I eat it.
anyone who might be interested, other dark fruits include: blueberries,
plums, eggplant, apples, raisins, red bell peppers and spinach.
(Spinach? Yes, supposedly.)
Now I have to see where it is sold locally. I'll start with Whole Foods and work my way from there.
Next time you will see less of me!
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