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Watermelon & Lime Fruit Leather

INGREDIENTS:

  • 10 cups diced watermelon
  • Honey, sugar, or agave syrup to taste
  • 2-3 drops Lime Essential Oil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Fahrenheit or the lowest setting on your oven.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a high-quality plastic wrap or a silicone baking mat.
  3. Place watermelon in a food processor and blend until smooth. Remove and place in a mesh colander held over the sink or lined with paper towels to allow the excess liquid to drain.
  4. Place drained watermelon back into the food processor and mix in desired sweetener along with Lime essential oil. If you still feel like the watermelon mixture is too watery after adding the sweetener and the Lime, place the mixture back into the colander to drain it one last time.
  5. Spread the watermelon puree across the baking sheet until it’s about ¼ inch thick.
  6. Bake in oven for 6 to 8 hours, or until the center of the fruit leather is no longer tacky and shiny.
  7. Remove fruit leather from oven and allow to cool completely.
  8. Carefully remove the fruit leather along with the plastic wrap from the baking sheet and then flip it face down onto parchment paper.
  9. Peel away the plastic wrap from the fruit leather.
  10. Cut the fruit leather attached to the parchment paper into inch-wide strips using clean kitchen scissors or a pizza cutter.
  11. Roll each strip up and secure with twine or string if desired. Enjoy!

QUICK FACTS:

  • Lime has a positive effect on mood due to its stimulating and refreshing properties. It’s also known to promote a sense of emotional balance, making it a great help for studying or taking tests.
  • Watermelon is loaded with nutrients our bodies are often lacking, such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and antioxidants such as lycopene.

Adapted from here.