Watermelon Granita With Blueberries

Serving Size: 6

At fewer than 130 calories per serving, this is one dessert you can double up on. Bonus: The melon will help keep you hydrated on scorching days. (It's 92 percent H2O!)


  • 6 cup (about 2 lb) seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 0.5 cup fresh lime juice
  • 0.33 cup agave nectar
  • 2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 6 mint sprigs (optional)


In a food processor, puree watermelon, working in 2 batches. Strain puree through a sieve, reserving liquid; discard solids. In a 9" x 13" metal pan, combine watermelon puree, juice and agave. Freeze, scraping thoroughly with a fork every 20 to 30 minutes, until granita resembles coarse crystals, 2 to 4 hours. Remove from freezer; scrape granita once more with a fork. Divide among 6 glasses. Top each with 1/3 cup blueberries and a mint sprig, if desired.

Image Credit: Levi Brown
Recipe Courtesy of: Adeena Sussman