Anti-Pitta Dessert: Cool as a… watermelon granita

//Anti-Pitta Dessert: Cool as a… watermelon granita

Just when we thought it was getting cooler a heat wave has hit Toronto in time for the long weekend.  While I have heard many complaints about the unusually sizzling summer we have had, I personally love the heat.  Not only is it a lovely change from cold, cold Canadian winter, but gives me a chance to make some truly delicious, cooling desserts.  So, this long weekend I am whipping up some watermelon granita – its packed with water, sweetness helping to combat internal heat and dehydration.  Its also nice because I can’t have dairy, so this recipe helps me get over ice cream envy…and it requires no sweeteners!

Also, its a great way to be efficient with your fruit.  Nothing is more disappointing than bringing home what you think will be a delicious, juicy fruit snack – then when you crack it open, bite into it or peel it back, you find its a bit ick.  The other day I bought a watermelon – I knocked on it to see if it was hollow sounding, I tested its weight against the other melons, and I assessed the green-ness of its skin.  But alas, it was still over-ripe!  This recipe is a perfect solution to less than perfect fruit and I don’t only do this with watermelon.

I chopped it up and froze it.  Then I put it in the food processor and made Ben and I cups of watermelon happiness.

I was feeling so thirsty and hot last night and this really cooled me down and quenched my thirst.  Watermelon is anti-Pitta because it is both sweet and full of cooling hydration.  This pacifies the fire energy within us, and helping to soothe rashes, break outs, heat-related swelling and rosacea flare ups.  And what a yummy way to do it!

2012-06-14T17:37:18-04:00 By |Healthy Eating|3 Comments

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  1. Jess Muhlbier September 3, 2010 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious! I love watermelon. Along with cantaloupe and cucumber water, I’ve had a lot of it this summer…well, anything anti-pitta really 😛

    I am definitely making this over the long weekend! YUM!

    Thanks for the great recipe 😉

  2. kristen September 6, 2010 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    You can combine this with cucumber water. Also, you can add mint infused water or coriander leaf infused water. All you need to do with the herbal waters is chop them up and leave them in a glass of cool water overnight. In the morning, strain it and put it into ice cube trays — then add to this recipe!

  3. Jess Muhlbier September 6, 2010 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    mmm these suggestions sound amazing! I’m a big fan of cucumber, anything! I actually bought a watermelon the other day…it’ll be ripe any day now =)

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