The Skinny Alternative: Watermelon Stawberry Granita

July 30, 2011

Whether you refer to it as shaved ice or its Italian name, granita, this frozen treat is full of flavor and low on calories.  A granita is made by freezing fruit puree that has been sweetened with simple syrup.  To form the ice crystals, you scrape the mixture with a fork about every half hour.  This is a perfect low calorie and low fat summertime treat that is guaranteed to please the palette.

Watermelon Strawberry Granita

Ingredients:

3/4 lb. of watermelon (weight after skin & rind removed)
1/2 lb. strawberries, stem removed
1 medium orange
pinch of salt
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup brown sugar

For full recipe instructions, click below

Watermelon Strawberry granita

Image Sources:

 




Check out Foodista - Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome

 

Want more from Foodista? Sign up below!