Watermelon Basile Granite: Paleo Reset by Lizzy Marsh and Book Give-Away




Typically granita is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavourings, but Lizzy likes to make hers from nothing but real fruit. This recipe is basically three ingredients, and they are all fresh. No additives, no added sugars, just fruit.

When Lizzy is at her local farmers market, she stocks up on cheap, in-season fruit, watermelon and peaches being her favourite. She then dices them up and freezes them until she is ready to make granita. It’s a quick and healthy version that won’t be making you take that trip to the freezer every half hour to stir up the ice crystals.

It’s a nice little recipe that will inspire you to try out all different variations, and a taste of how amazing, simple and clean Lizzy’s Paleo recipes are.

I can’t wait for the warmer months here in the southern hemisphere so I can try this out with a range of summer fruits, including mango!

I blitzed up some basil leaves with a pinch of salt and some lime juice and added it to the top of my dessert – yum.


Watermelon Basil Granite

Serves 2


2 cups pre-frozen, cubed watermelon
½ small red chilli or ½ tsp. chilli flakes (optional)
5 basil leaves, plus extra for serving


In a food processor, slowly pulse all ingredients to slowly break up the frozen watermelon. Over-process, and you will end up with fancy watermelon juice!

Just as it reaches a sorbet-like consistency, scoop out into small bowls and top with some basil sprigs.


Tip: At your next trip to the Farmer’s market, stock up on cheap, in-season fruit like watermelon or peaches. Peel, dice and freeze in sealed bags or containers for a quick and easy dessert like this one.


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  1. Leave a comment on this post about why you are excited to try the Watermelon & Basil Granite recipe.
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Commenting and sharing on one or more social media counts as one entry.

Commenting and sharing on one or more social media for each recipe, Shepherd’s Pie Pots, Skin Food Smoothie and/or Watermelon Granite counts as a single entry per recipe.

You must be over 18 years of age to enter.

Entry is open world-wide, except where the prize would attract $20AUD + in shipping costs.

The winner will be notified via the email they are required to leave with all comments.

The competition is open from 21st August 2014 and closes at 12am Australian Eastern Standard Time on 31st August 2014.

The winner will be drawn at random.

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