With temperatures rising, having a delicious and healthy treat on hand is the perfect way to stay refreshed. This delicately flavored honeydew granita will keep you calm, cool, and glowing.
- 4-5 cups honeydew chunks
- 1 cup coconut water*
- Juice of ½ a lime
- 2-3 tbl fresh mint
- coarse salt, dash
1. Combine the honeydew melon chunks, coconut water, mint, lime juice, and a dash of coarse salt in a blender. Puree ingredients till smooth.
2. Pour the mixture into a glass or metal container and freeze.
3. Scrape and mix the granita every 30 minutes for 2 to 3 hours.
4. Once the granita is done, transfer to another container and store in the freezer. Scrape some into a bowl or glass whenever you want, and garnish with fresh mint leaves!
*Note: make sure to use coconut water without added sugar or other ingredients. The best tasting bottled 100% coconut water I’ve tried is Harmless Harvest.
Katharina Knoll, a Manhattan-based food and art enthusiast has prepared a series of anti-inflammatory recipes celebrating simple, rustic foods. Enraptured by the intersection of health and nutrition, Kat is the founder and director of Behind Foods. Follow Kat on her blog, Katharina’s Food Adventures, and keep in touch through her Facebook fan page and Twitter