[VIDEO]: Watermelon is good for me?

It's summer. It's hot. It doesn't matter if I'm on the humid streets of NYC, a BBQ, or soaking up vitamin D on the beach -- there's something about this season that makes me crave treats to cool off.

Let's be real, my typical craving is ICE CREAM! And while I definitely don't deprive myself from the pleasures of food, I simply don't feel great when I eat ice cream every damn day. Which is why I am always on the hunt for equally delicious sweet treats!

Enter watermelon. When the temps climb high and the sun is a-blazin', I cannot get enough of this fruity deliciousness! It's the perfect snack or dessert, perfectly sweet on its own, and even better dressed up a bit in a bigger dish. We've always associated watermelon with summer, but did you know that it's also super good for you? Delicious and health-supportive, BOOM.

Watch this week's episode of Michelle's Monday Minute for all the deets on watermelons, and make sure you snag the fool-proof recipe for Watermelon-Mint Granita. It will rock your summer. Enjoy!

Watermelon-Mint Granita
Servings: 4

Ingredients:
4 c. cubed watermelon
2 tbsp. raw honey
1 tsp. lime zest
Juice from 1 lime
2 sprigs fresh mint leaves, de-stemmed, plus more for garnish

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until combined. Pour into a loaf pan and freeze for 1-2 hours until it begins to solidify.
  2. Remove from freezer, and use a fork to break up the ice into shaved pieces. Return to freezer for another hour.
  3. Remove from freezer and continue raking with a fork, and return to the freezer for one final hour.
  4. When finished, take out of the freezer and shave into jars. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Notes:

  • Option to add 2 shots of your favorite liquor instead of honey to make this Rated R.
  • This recipe lasts up to 3 days in the freezer tightly wrapped, so you can definitely make it ahead before your next BBQ.