Recipes for Phase 2 of the hCG Diet Protocol - for any version of the diet
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Puree strawberries, (and raspberries if making the AP variation) lemon juice, lemon zest and mint together. Set aside
Boil seltzer, water and stevia together. Pour over strawberry puree and mix thoroughly.
Pour into a metal bowl or pan and freeze.
Remove from freezer every hour and stir frozen pieces into the center of the pan using a fork. As the mix freezes, continue to use the fork to scrape the granita, making flaky crystals.
Once frozen solid, use a fork to "fluff" the granita and scrape into bowls. Serve or cover and keep frozen
Substitute Mint with dried lavender or use 1 tbsp lavender and 1 tbsp mint. To do this, powder the lavender in a spice grinder before adding to recipe, OR simmer lavender petals in the seltzer water for 15-20 minutes, then strain, throw away the petals, and proceed with recipe.
Strawberry, orange and lime flavored seltzer all work well
Make a large batch as this will keep in the freezer for up to two months if covered.
*This is based on the Trim Healthy Mama stevia brand that I personally use and linked to in the recipe which is quite concentrated. Stevia potency really varies from brand to brand so you may need to adjust the level of stevia to more or less depending on which one you use.
Macros listed are for SP version.
Strawberry Mint Stevia Granita - SP/AP
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g0%
Total Carbohydrates 12g4%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
with raspberries - per serving: ½ recipe | 54 cal - 1 protein - 1 fat - 13 carbs - 7 net carbs ||