Easy Watermelon Sorbet Recipe | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

 

     Summer is definitely the best time for fresh fruits & veggies! There’s nothing better than a big fresh, juicy watermelon cut up in the fridge to snack on all day, make smoothies out of, and freeze to make watermelon sorbet! Not only is watermelon delicious, it also has some great health benefits. In honor of National Watermelon Day (August 3rd), I’m sharing my Easy Watermelon Sorbet Recipe!

     Homemade watermelon sorbet is so easy to make and only requires two ingredients. It makes a fantastic snack, dessert, or breakfast! No ice cream maker needed! Scroll down to get the recipe.

Easy Watermelon Sorbet Recipe | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

 

 

Easy Watermelon Sorbet Recipe | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

 

7 Health Benefits of Watermelon

  1. Watermelon is chock full of antioxidants in the form of Vitamin C and lycopene. Lycopene has been proven to reduce cholesterol levels and cardiovascular disease!
  2. Provides protection against diabetes. When you eat watermelon, your kidneys convert one amino acid (L-citrulline) into another (L-arginine). Studies show that supplementing with L-arginine is helpful in regulating glucose metabolism & insulin sensitivity! 
  3. Great for post work-out. Not only is watermelon extremely hydrating (and contains electrolytes), it also includes the amino acid L-citrulline. This amino acid is added to many post-workout drinks! L-citrulline helps accelerate the rate of lactic acid removal from your muscles. 
  4. Rich in potassium. Not getting enough potassium can cause muscle cramping, lack of nerve function, and numbness. Two cups of watermelon contains about 12% of your DV for potassium!
  5. Watermelon is an alkaline food. Watermelon has a pH of 9.0 which makes it alkaline. The body’s pH is naturally at about 7.4 – just slightly alkaline. Eating a diet consisting of mostly alkaline foods is beneficial for reducing inflammation and keeping you healthy.
  6. It’s great for digestion. Since watermelon is full of fiber & water, it makes a great treat for the digestive system. Enjoying a few cups of fresh watermelon in the morning can keep things moving in your gut!
  7. Lowers blood pressure. Watermelon is very rich in magnesium & potassium. Potassium is considered a vasodilator, meaning that it releases tension on blood vessels and arteries. The carotenoids present in watermelon also prevent hardening of artery walls and veins – this helps reduce blood pressure and the chances of blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, and the build up of plaque on artery walls.

Easy Watermelon Sorbet Recipe | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

Easy Watermelon Sorbet Recipe

Easy Watermelon Sorbet Recipe
Total Time
5 mins
 

Enjoy this two ingredient, super simple, watermelon mint sorbet recipe from Home with Willow.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Healthy, Vegan
Tags: healthy dessert, peppermint, Simple, sorbet, watermelon
Servings: 4
Calories: 80 kcal
Author: Home with Willow
Ingredients
  • 8 cups Watermelon Cubed & Frozen
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Mint or a few drops mint extract
Directions
  1. Add your frozen & cubed watermelon (I recommend letting it freeze overnight) to the blender or food processor. Toss in your fresh mint. 

  2. Start blender on low (you may need to use a tamper, and gradually increase speed until all of the watermelon is thoroughly blended. It will be the consistency of water-ice.

  3. Serve immediately & enjoy!

    This is best eaten right away - once refrozen it becomes difficult to spoon out (hard as ice).

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