Soothing & Cooling Watermelon Granita

When Cancer treatment side effects dry out the body, which is a very common occurrence, Granitas come to the rescue! Granitas are similar to Italian ice in consistency, which makes them great for people with mouth sores. Melons are full of water, and so they are wonderful for rehydration. In fact, melons in any form are wonderful source of fluid and nutrients. Eaten on an empty stomach (and that's the best way to consume them, as they can cause an awful lot of tummy rumbling when combined with other food), melons require little stomach action and go right into the small intestine, allowing for quick absorption of their nutrients

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In Heart,
Hollie M. Swart, LFT, OTE



1.      2 cups chopped watermelon

2.      2 teaspoons freshly grated lime zest

3.      2 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

4.      2 teaspoons pure maple syrup


1.      Put the watermelon in a food processor or blender and process on high speed until smooth.

2.      Add the lime juice, lime zest, and lime juice to the food processor or blender and pulse to combine. Transfer to a freezer-safe 8 by 10-inch pan with sides at least 2 inches high and freeze for 1 hour.

3.      Use a fork to rake the mixture, breaking up the frozen parts into smaller chunks and pushing them toward the center like a pile of leaves. Return the Granita to the freezer and repeat the raking process twice more at 30 minute intervals until entirely frozen.


"For my mouth sores, I found that Granitas provided an anesthetic type of relief, and of course, they're delicious" - York, K