6.07.2013

Watermelon Lime Slushy




One day I was complaining to my daughter...stop...

Have you been to the funeral where a family member is speaking about the dearly departed and uses the phrase "she never complained a day in her life"?

Well, at my funeral my family will be saying, "she complained about something EVERY DAY of her life"!

This is a true statement.

I will now continue...

One day I was complaining to my daughter about how bugged I was about all the mushy watermelons I had been selecting and I was tired of wasting so much of the watermelon.  That's when she said, "I don't throw it out, I cut it up and freeze it.  Then I add the frozen watermelon chunks into almond mild and make a slushy."

How simple is that?



Cube a seedless watermelon.




Spread out on a flat baking sheet.  I lined my baking sheet with a Silpat mat to make it easier to remove the frozen watermelon.

Place the watermelon in the freezer until the cubes are completely frozen.




When the watermelon is completely frozen.  Remove from the baking sheet and place in a freezer bag.




Return to the freezer and now you have frozen watermelon on demand and ready to throw into a slushy.




For the slushy you will need:

Cold almond milk
lime juice
lime zest, optional
frozen cubed watermelon




For one large slushy, add 1 cup almond milk to a blender.  The almond milk I'm using has 60 calories per cup.




Add 1 1/2 cups frozen watermelon.  1 cup seedless watermelon has about 40 calories.




A little lime zest.




Squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lime.  I used a full lime because I love it and lime juice just brightens up any melon.  Oh my gosh, have you ever squeezed lime juice on a Crenshaw or Honey Dew melon?  AMAZING.




Blend until smooth.







That took about 10 seconds to make a refreshing slushy with about 100 calories.  How awesome is that?





Add a straw and drink immediately.





Just think of the possibilities.  You could use lemonade in place of the almond milk.  You could use any frozen melon or fruit.  I bet the kids would love this slushy.  So much better than completely sugar saturated and fake flavored slushy's from a machine.

A perfect refresher for a hot summer day.


Watermelon Lime Slushy

1 cup cold almond milk
1 1/2 cups frozen watermelon cubes
juice from 1/2 lime
pinch of lime zest

Place all the ingredients into a blender.  Blend until smooth.  Serve immediately.  Makes 1- 16 ounce slushy.


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15 comments:

  1. Frozen fruit is the best! The possibilities are endless: low fat coconut milk and mango, lemonade and strawberries, orange juice and bananas, milk and pineapple with mint, hibiscus and apples...

    Yeah, the greengrocers here are the bests. They will let you taste any fruit and, if you are a good and kind and faithfull costumer , they will save the most juicy plums, the baby watercress and the bloody grapefruits just for you :).

    I'm feeling better now, although I'm a bit bored of being in bed. Maybe tomorrow they let me be outside in the sun for a while!

    Love,

    PS: Cool straws!

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  2. I love this idea! Kind of like a Sonic Cream Slush.

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  3. YUMMY! This is a summer must make - my kids will drink it right up, too.

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  4. I NEVER thought of using watermelon in a smoothie before, but what a great idea! Thank you!!!!

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  5. I have to make this - it's sounds so yummi!!

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  6. This looks and sounds super yummy and delicious. I have a houseguest this weekend and I think I am going to make these - maybe with a splash of vodka!!! HAAAAAYYYY!! And yeah, I'm quite certain there won't be anybody at my funeral saying "He never had a bad day in his life." Quite the contrary!!!

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    1. Ha ha ha, are you saying I need to throw in a splash of Vodka to stop my complaining??? Sounds like you are going to have a great weekend.

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  7. This is an awesome idea! I always hate tossing the watermelon when it fades before we can eat it, never again. You are a veritable treasure trove of culinary inspiration! ;)

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    1. I will keep this quote with me always. Ha ha ha. It's amazing what we learn from our children. I just read about Elder Oveson in the Church News. We are all sorry for your loss. What a great man who inspired everyone.

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    2. Thanks for your kind words. It is hard to comprehend that he is gone. And you may quote me any time! ;) I'm a treasure trove as well, but my "treasures" are questionable at best.

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    3. Paleo? What if you aren't into meat? I'm not loving it these days.

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  8. This kind of reading material isn’t something I’m usually interested in. However, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your content. It’s obvious you put a lot of work into this. Good work.

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    1. Huge compliment. I thank you dearly. I also thank you for including your link. I hate counting calories, but it seems to be the only way to keep the weight in check.

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  9. Sounds delicious and refreshing for summer. And thanks for the tip on freezing melon.

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  10. Love the light refreshing color...welcome drink for summer!

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