Quickly whip up this easy watermelon sorbet in under 5 minutes. Perfect for summer, this sweet, refreshing treat is actually healthy, paleo, and vegan.
With the heat of summer come my cravings for something icy and cold. In the summer, I crave mostly fruits and vegetables, and have been drinking lots of smoothies, and eating salads and yogurt.
Coming off from the candida diet around a month or so ago, I still was feeling a bit tired. While I didn't have a hard time sticking to the diet, as summer arrived, I really wanted to start eating fruit again. To be honest, though, I was worried about how my body would react to fruits after being without them for so long.
To my surprise, I actually felt more energetic and refreshed after adding them back into my diet. After adding them back in, I have even started to drop a couple of pounds again.
Does that mean that I don't believe in the candida diet?
I guess I'm not really sure what I think about it in my case. I know it can very much help certain people out, and overall, I'm happy I tried it. Because of the diet, my eczema cleared up for the first time in years, and my complexion has cleared up immensely. I no longer have sugar cravings, and, in fact, many fruits taste too sweet to me now.
Do I think it cleared up a systemic overgrowth of candida in my case?
I'm not really sure.
After years of being on antibiotics continuously for acne, the pill for PMS, and the occasional steroid for peritonsilar abscesses and other habitual throat infections, I was a very likely candidate for candida overgrowth if it exists. Plus, my symptoms fit. I kept getting UTI's and strep throat. I was tired and had skin issues.
Perhaps, though, most of my issues are due to a certain food intolerance of some sort, or perhaps it's something else. I have pretty much established, after eliminating and re-introducing it several times, that wheat is an issue for me. When I eat it, my eczema flares back up, and my skin breaks out.
So, I'll continue to experiment over the next few months, I guess, and I'll keep you updated.
Meanwhile, here is something I have been making often over the last two weeks… a quick and easy watermelon sorbet!
Watermelon has always been one of my favorite fruits, and seeing it in season just makes me happy. I like to eat it plain, but I also like to incorporate it into my frozen treats.
Watermelon sorbet is one of my favorites!
Easy watermelon sorbet is even better!
Most watermelon sorbets use a simple sugar syrup to sweeten them. I find them too sweet, though, and don't like the added sweetness.
I used to make a purée of watermelon, and freeze it, periodically mixing it up with a fork to keep the texture light. I didn't always remember to check on it, though, and it would freeze into a solid block of watermelon ice. (Not what I was looking for!!)
You want to make sure to use a food processor and not a blender for this. I have an all-in-one food processor, mixer and blender that I love, but as far as I know it isn't available in the US. Any food processor that looks anything like this should work well, though.
Even when I did it right, I'd usually end up with more of a slushy texture, making a sort of watermelon slush, or “granizado,” as they are called here in Spain.
After seeing people online whipping up one-ingredient banana “ice cream” by blending up frozen banana chunks, I couldn't help but think that it would be even easier with a lighter fruit like the watermelon. I hoped to make something fun and fruity.
I'm so happy I tried it because I love this easy watermelon sorbet!
So, maybe 5 minute watermelon sorbet is a bit misleading, because you do need to freeze your chunks of watermelon first before you can make your sorbet. Once you have frozen watermelon cubes ready, though, you can quickly mix up a batch of this sorbet in under 5 minutes!
5 Minute, Easy Watermelon Sorbet
- 2 cups watermelon Cubed
- 1/2 lime Juiced
- Dice your watermelon, and place the pieces in the freezer overnight. After several hours in the freezer, you can proceed, but if the watermelon isn't completely frozen, the sorbet will have more of a slushy texture rather than be a solid sorbet.
- Place your diced, frozen watermelon into the food processor, and add some lime juice. I used 2-3 cups of watermelon for each half lime, but it's a good idea to just add a little at the beginning, adding more, to taste, later on. Don't add too much liquid at the beginning or it will tend to fly out of your food processor. (Don't ask me how I know that!!) Start with just a few drops, and slowly add in more as you process your sorbet.
- Continue to process your watermelon and lime juice in your food processor until you get a sorbet-like texture. You can add a little more lime juice as needed for taste and texture.
- If you want a sweeter sorbet, you can add in a little honey or another sweetener of your choice. I usually just leave it plain as I prefer it without. I have tried adding honey, and it works OK, but there were a few places where the honey froze up into small drops within the sorbet. It didn't really bother me, but it's something to consider before adding it, because it does change the texture somewhat. Adding liquid stevia extract doesn't usually change the texture, but I don't like the flavor as much.
- Serve immediately.
Here you can see what the slushy version looked like, after letting the sorbet melt for awhile.
You could add vodka or rum or something to it.
I won't judge.
Are you looking for other ideas for quick and easy frozen treats?
Perhaps you'd enjoy my easy mojito sorbet that can even be eaten on the candida diet!
Or how about a creamy, 5 minute pineapple sorbet?
This post is also available in Español.