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Lemon & Lime Granita

This hot summer weather calls for something cool you down and Granita does just that. Granita is a semi-frozen crunchy dessert originally from Sicily. It’s zingy, refreshing sharp & perfect for an after dinner treat. You may have tried this at one of the Healthy Holidays; it is sometimes served as a welcome treat.

The twist is to include a little protein to slow the absorption sugars and prevent a spike in blood sugar by adding milled flaxseed.

Juicy Lemons and Limes

Ingredients – serves 12 x 25ml shots

  • 2 large juicy lemons
  • 2 juicy limes
  • 100g white sugar
  • 150 ml water
  • 1 tbsp. milled flaxseed
  • Sprigs of mint to serve

Method for making granita

  1. Add the sugar to 150ml water into a pan and stir over a gentle heat, until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Squeeze the juice from the lemons and limes (approx. 50ml) and stir into the sugar syrup. Add the milled flaxseed.
  3. Pour the mixture into a shallow freezer proof container and freeze until the mixture begins to freeze around the edges – about 30 min.
  4. Scrape all the ice from the sides and break up into smaller crystals with a fork. Return to the freezer. Repeat every 30 minutes, until you have a frozen but grainy mixture- approx. 2-3hours.
  5. Keep in the freezer until you are ready to serve. Serve in a small shot glass with a sprig of mint.

Tip – if you muggle the sprig of mint you will get an extra burst of flavour!

Lemon and Lime Granita

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