SEEDLESS WATERMELON AND MINT GRANITA Serving size: Makes 8 large servings
½ large wedge Seedless Watermelon cut into large pieces
½ cup raspberries
1 cup (250ml) water
? cup caster sugar
½ cup (125ml) lemon juice
¼ bunch fresh mint leaves
Place Seedless Watermelon, raspberries and water in container of electric blender, cover and blend until smooth. Stir in sugar and lemon juice until sugar dissolves.
Pour into a large plastic container and freeze overnight.
Break up the frozen mixture and place in the jug of a large blender with the mint leaves. Blend until the mixture is a slush-like texture and the mint is evenly distributed. Pour back into the plastic container and freeze overnight again.
To serve, remove the container from the freezer and allow to stand for five minutes at room temperature. Shave the granita from the block using a strong metal fork and serve in eight glasses topped with a mint sprig.
Healthy Choice Facts
Watermelon is an ideal healthy snack food because it doesn't contain any fat or cholesterol, is an excellent source of vitamins A, B6 and C, and contains fibre and potassium.
And now there's even more reason to add the luscious red fruit to your weekly shopping basket. Findings from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists indicate that watermelon is one of a select few fruits, which contain high levels of Lycopene.
Watermelons are second only to tomatoes in concentration of Lycopene. Lycopene is the natural pigment that gives tomatoes and watermelons their red colour and is a member of the carotenoid family. The "redder" the watermelon the more of this potentially life saving ingredient it contains. Seedless watermelons are by far the most red and concentrated of all melon varieties.
Large international studies have found that people who eat high Lycopene diets had a much lower risk of developing certain cancers, especially prostate cancer among men.
A two-cup serving of Seedless Watermelon contains only 90 calories.
As Seedless watermelon flesh contains no fat and contains 92% water - what better way to help achieve your daily fluid intake?www.girl.com.au\seedless-watermelon.htm