Almost Instant Ruby Red Granita
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This granita-like treat is made quickly in a blender using a whole grapefruit and frozen watermelon. A refreshing, hydrating treat for when temperatures are soaring!
Serves: 2
  • 1 grapefruit (peeled)
  • 1 heaping cup frozen watermelon
  • 1 cup ice cubes (about 6-8 large ice cubes)
  • ¼ cup orange juice (sub coconut water or water)*
  1. Add the peeled grapefruit (I cut the peel off quickly with a knife), frozen watermelon, ice, and orange juice to a high speed blender.
  2. Blend on mid-high for 1-2 minutes, using the tamper stick to keep the mixture blending. Blend for 30 seconds up to a minute after you think it's finished to make sure the grapefruit pith has been completely broken down and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Serve as two small granitas, or as 1 large slurpee-like smoothie!
*If your grapefruit is very sweet, plain water or coconut water would work fine in this recipe. The grapefruit I buy in Malaysia is always very sour, so I find adding a bit of orange juice sweetens this treat up perfectly.
**If you prefer a sweeter treat, add honey or sugar, a teaspoon at a time, until it's right for you.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ recipe Calories: 88 Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 22 Sugar: 13 Sodium: 0 Fiber: 2 Protein: 2
Recipe by Sunkissed Kitchen at