One of the many advantages of seasonal eating is that nature often provides nutrients that fit the season. Summer’s filled with cooling vegetables and juicy fruits to get us through warm months. In addition to their high water content, melons which peak in August, also contain antioxidants such as vitamin C, beta carotene and lycopene, making them the perfect thirst-quenching snack.

This summer don’t limit yourself to melon salads and skewers. Blend up a low-sugar, nutrient-rich, dairy-free frozen treat that is sure to help beat
the heat and have the kids asking for more.

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Directions

Pick your flavor, then place all the ingredients in food processor and process until smooth. Serve immediately or place in the freezer to set up further, if necessary.

Watermelon-lime Sorbet

2 cups seeded watermelon cut into 1-inch cubes and frozen

¼ cup lime juice

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 Honeydew-vanilla Sorbet

1 honeydew melon cut into 1-inch cubes and frozen

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste

2 teaspoons maple syrup

Pinch of sea salt

Cantaloupe-mint Sorbet

Remember that kids under the age of 1 should not consume honey.

1 ½ pounds cantaloupe (weight without seeds and rind), cut into small cubes and frozen

¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice

¼ cup honey

¼ cup fresh mint, roughly chopped

Pinch of sea salt

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