Watermelon Slushie

Februari 20, 2019
Delicious watermelon slushie made with just 4 ingredients: fresh watermelon, lime juice, mint leaves and dates. It’s a super refreshing and healthy drink.


I love summer so much and I would be so happy living in the tropics, but when it’s really hot, I really need something cold to beat the heat. Water is the best choice, however, I crave something more fancy sometimes and I’ve been obsessed with this watermelon slushie lately.

It’s made with just 4 ingredients, so delicious, refreshing and also super healthy as is naturally sweetened with dates. I prefer to freeze the mixture instead of using ice cubes because it tastes better and has a higher fruit content.

If you’re in a hurry, you can always add some ice cubes to your blender, blend and enjoy the slushie right away, but I invite you to try my recipe because is out of this world and loaded with nutrients.

The watermelon, lime and mint combo is amazing, and I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of mint. Lemon juice is also a good choice and you could also omit the dates or add any other sweetener you have on hand.


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4-8
Category: Drinks
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free


Ingredients

    2 pounds fresh watermelon (1 kg), cubed
    The juice of 2 limes
    2 Medjool dates
    1 handful fresh mint leaves

Instructions

    Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
    Pour the mixture into a shallow tray and freeze for about 2 to 3 hours uncovered. Stir every hour until it gets a slushie consistency. Time may vary depending on your freezer or the tray you’re using. The thinner the tray, the quicker it will freeze into a slushie consistency.
    Serve immediately or keep it in a sealed container in the fridge for 5 to 7 days. Let come back to slushie consistency at room temperature before serving.

Notes

    Seedless watermelon works best for this recipe, but feel free to use any kind of watermelon and strain the mixture before freezing it.
    Lemon juice can be used instead of lime juice.
    Dates are optional and any other sweetener is okay.

Nutrition

    Serving Size: 1/8 of the recipe
    Calories: 53
    Sugar: 11 g
    Sodium: 2 mg
    Fat: 0.2 g
    Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
    Carbohydrates: 13.5 g
    Fiber: 0.9 g
    Protein: 0.9 g


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