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This Pineapple Cup Granita Is the Most Instagram-Worthy Healthy Treat

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Photo: Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT

Get your phone ready, because this healthy, icy dessert recipe is going to be the most Instagrammable thing you eat all month.

Not only is this pomegranate kombucha the perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer day, but you can use the hollowed-out pineapple from the recipe as the most genius idea for a cup pretty much ever. (Not to be confused with the gorgeous pineapple smoothie boat, that is.)

This beauty combines the natural sweetness of two wonderful fruits—pomegranate and pineapple. Unlike traditional Italian granitas that use cane sugar for sweetness, this version uses 100 percent pomegranate juice and crushed pineapple to end up with a sweet treat with absolutely no added sugar.

Plus, pomegranate juice is actually an excellent source of potassium, so this refreshing recipe makes for a great cool-down after a tough workout when your body is thirsty for electrolytes. And for an extra dose of probiotics, toss in some kombucha. (P.S. See how this sweet version stacks up against these savory granita recipes.)

Pomegranate & Pineapple Kombucha Granita

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed pineapple
  • 4 oz kombucha
  • 4 pineapples, tops cut off*

Directions

1. Blend 100% pomegranate juice, pineapple, and kombucha together. Pour into a loaf pan and allow mixture to freeze for 2 to 3 hours.

2. Using the back of a fork, lightly scrape granita to make shavings. Fill 4 cups with equal portions of granita. Enjoy!

*For a fun way to serve these treats (to guests or yourself!), scoop granita into makeshift pineapple cups: Using a sharp knife, cut the top 1/4 of the pineapple head off. Cut a square into the larger portion of the pineapple from the top about 4 inches down. Using an ice cream scoop, begin to scoop out pineapple flesh until surface volume allows enough room for a generous serving of granita. (Scooped out pineapple flesh can be used to make the granita, too.)

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