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Watermelon Slushie | Easy And Healthy Summer Recipe

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Quench your thirst in style with this super easy no-added sugar Watermelon Slushie recipe. With only three whole food ingredients, it's the perfect healthy choice to cool down on a hot Summer's day.
Prep Time10 mins
Freeze time12 hrs
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6 people
two glasses of watermelon slushie surrounded by pieces of lime and watermelon

Ingredients

  • 5 cups watermelon ripe
  • 1 lime fresh, juice
  • 8 mint leaves fresh, medium-sized, washed

Instructions

  • Prepare the watermelon by removing the seeds and cut into small cubes. Freeze in a large container for at least 12 hours.
  • Once you're ready to prepare the watermelon slushie, remove the watermelon cubes from the freezer and let them sit at room temperature for at least 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare the lime juice and mint leaves.
  • In a high speed blender, add the ingredients and start to blend on low-speed. Use the tamper to push down the pieces to encourage blending. Avoid over-blending though - if you're after that lovely icy consistency. This step involved frequent stirring to ensure all the cubes are blended and mixed with the mint.
  • Garnish with mint just before serving.

Notes

  • This recipe works best with ripe watermelon. When buying your watermelon, look for the pale yellow splotch which indicates it's sweet and ready!
  • Make sure you cut the watermelon in small-ish cubes, to reduce the strain on your blender. They'll also freeze faster! And don't forget to try and cut the pieces similar in size.
  • Take the watermelon cubes out of the freezer at least 10 minutes before blending. I like to take them out just before I prep the lime and mint.
  • Opt for a high speed blender to do the trick. Start on low-speed, stir and increase the speed gradually. Use the tamper to push down the pieces to encourage blending. Avoid over-blending though - if you're after that lovely icy consistency.
  • If you fancy a more liquid consistency, thaw the watermelon cubes for 20 minutes before blending.
  • Don't fight the brain freeze and enjoy :)
Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Slushie | Easy And Healthy Summer Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 42 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 775IU16%
Vitamin C 13.9mg17%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note the nutritional analysis values are estimates and suggestions. This nutrition facts table does not know your life - your body, including your hunger and satiety cues, change daily. It's okay to eat more or less. Say no to food guilt and instead embrace mindful eating.