Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Going vegan is a lifestyle choice that can be shockingly delicious. To avoid all the ingredients from animals can be challenging, but it turns out there are easy ways to be a vegan while keeping healthy.
Vegetarianism is easier to adhere to with gluten-free granita desserts that look and taste great. Kids will surely love these treats!
• Peach Granita: All you need for making this delightful recipe is few ripe peaches (about 1 pound and coarsely chopped), few cups of water, sugar, salt as needed, 1 Tbsp. of lemon juice, and chopped fresh basil (optional). In a blender, grind peaches, sugar, lemon juice and ¼-teaspoon of salt. If needed, add some more sugar and add the mix into a square shaped baking sheet (6 to 8 inch dish tray). Freeze it for 3 hours. Make sure the mixture is cold and fluffy. Finally, mix it with basil and enjoy.
• Merry Mint Grapefruit Granita: Grapefruit is healthy and full of fiber. The ingredients needed for this awesome granita are few cups of fresh mint leaves, mint syrup, sugar, grapefruit juice, and lemon juice. In a small saucepan, add sugar, mint, and water and boil over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves completely. Blend fruit juices, mint syrup and the mixture prepared now. Then, freeze it for six hours and break the granita into large chunks. Using a food processor, you could pulse to form small crystals and serve them with mint leaves garnished over them.
• Festive Tangelo Granita: The main ingredients for this granita are few cups of water, sugar, tangelo juice, lemon juice and one to two teaspoons of tangelo zest. In a saucepan, add some water, sugar and tangelo zest in a simmer flame and mix it all until the sugar is not visible. Next, mix in lemon and tangelo juice, pour it to a baking dish and freeze for four to five hours. Lastly, create some crystals using knife and enjoy the granita.
These vegan granita desserts are simple, delicious and help you to stay in shape. Have fun.
Note: Inactive prep time for making the dessert is 4 hrs.
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