Raspberry Watermelon Granita

Prep time:  10 mins

Cook time:  6 hours

Total time:  6 hours 10 mins

Serves: 10-12 

This raspberry watermelon granita is a great healthy, low-calorie treat and is so refreshing and delicious. Perfect for those hot summer days!


  • 5 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 2½ cups fresh or frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin {¼ ounce}
  • ½ cup cran-raspberry juice cocktail


  1. Puree the watermelon and raspberries in a food processor or blender. Depending on the size of your blender you may need to do this in two batches.
  2. Combine the sugar and gelatin in a small sauce pan and stir over low heat until gelatin dissolves. Stir in juice.
  3. Combine about half of the sugar mixture with the puree. Slowly add the remainder of the mixture to taste depending on how sweet you would like your granita to be. Remember that it will lose a little of the sweetness once frozen.
  4. Pour into a 9 x 9 baking pan, cover with foil, and place in freezer.
  5. Freeze for at least 2-3 hours and then use a fork to scrape along the top layers creating an icy texture. Continue until you start to get close to the less-frozen middle and then place back in the freezer. Repeat this process until it is all scraped. Makes about 10-12 servings.
  6. **NOTE: Don’t worry if you won’t be around to scrape it every couple of hours. I often just leave it overnight and then scrape it in one go - it just requires a little more muscle! If you only need a couple of servings, just scrape what you need and place the rest back in the freezer.


anonymous asked:

Maybe this is absurd but what is the correct way of breathing when lifting?

Breath in when you’re doing the negative part of the movement, and breath out when you’re doing the positive part.

Negative part: when you’re ‘lowering the weight’. 

e.g.: for a bench press it would be while you’re lowering the bar to your chest. For a biceps curl it would be when you lower the barbell/dumbbell and your  arms are stretched.

Positive part: when you’re ‘lifting the weight’ – doing the contraction with your muscle. 

e.g.: when you’re pushing the weight during the bench press, curling the bar during a bicep curl, raising the weight up during a calf raise.

Breathing is very important for your performance and health. Holding your breath can raise your blood pressure, which can lead to injury.

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