An Icy Treat

On those hot summer days doesn’t your mouth just water for something refreshing? Granita is an easy recipe that you can make with fruit for something light and fresh.

Being dairy-free I am always trying to think up great desserts or snacks. We had so much watermelon I decided to make Granita. Granita is a great frozen Italian dessert made from sugar, water  and flavoring. With having so much watermelon I decided to make an icy treat!

Watermelon Granita is a light, refreshing dessert that can be made when you get up and ready to serve for your dinner party. This recipe serves 4 so by all means double it for some extra!

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Ingredients:

  • 4 c watermelon
  • 2 Tbs agave
  • juice of 1/2 a lime or lemon (both are good depending on your taste preference)

Directions:

  1. Blend all the ingredients together
  2. place in a freezable container and freeze for at least 4 hours

Scrape at the delectable dessert to loosen it from the container and split evenly into four dessert bowls. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a thin slice of whatever citrus you used. This dessert can be served on the slushier side. I decided I wanted it a little more frozen so froze overnight.

I cannot wait to try this recipe with other fresh fruit…YUM!

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Nutrition Facts:  Calories: 77; Fat: 0 g; Carbs: 19.4 g; Protein: 0.9 g

Muffin Yum!

Summer time is the best time! I am fortunate to have my summers off so I have more time to bake and cook with my all time favorite sous chef. A few nights back after dinner my favorite little girl asked if we could make muffins for breakfast the next morning. I looked in the fridge and we had  some strawberries so strawberry muffins it was.

The best thing about this recipe is that it not only has fruit but it is made with hole grains and no refined sugars! Oh and of course dairy free and DELICIOUS!

Here is what you will need:

  • 2 egg
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup original unsweetened almond milk or other dairy alternative milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4-1 tsp cinnamon
  • zest of 1 small lemon
  • 1 cup diced strawberries

 

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Directions:

  1. Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a small bowl mix dry ingredients
  3. In a medium size bowl mix wet ingredients well
  4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients making sure there is a lump free batter
  5. Fold in lemon zest and strawberries
  6. In a greased muffin tin scoop 1/4 c of the batter for 11 muffins and 1/3 c of the batter for 9 larger muffins
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until your tester comes out clean!
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Nutrition facts for 1 muffin:
11 muffins: 200 calories; Fat: 8.3g; Carbs: 26.5g; Protein: 4.2g
9 muffins: 244 calories; Fat: 10.1g; Carbs: 32.4g; Protein: 5.1g