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 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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