This watermelon slush is the BEST summertime refreshment drink! All it takes is three simple, healthy ingredients… naturally sweetened with no refined sugar!
I walked into our food co-op the other day to find myself swimming in a sea of giant watermelons. (Melon heaven!) Which of course means one thing: summer is officially here! My 5 year old daughter is obsessed with watermelon, I wanted a fresh new way to enjoy it instead of the usual chunks or shapes. She’s a big fan of tangy lemon/lime flavor (and of course strawberries) so it seemed like a perfect match. When I was a kid, slushies were my go-to choice on a hot summer day when we rode our bikes down to the ice cream shop… it always felt like the ultimate refreshment!
Plus, can we take a moment to appreciate how awesome nature is for providing us with actual hot pink food? I’m thinking these would make pretty rad frozen fruit pops as well! Would love to hear if you give this watermelon slush a try. See the notes below the recipe for some additional tips/variations. Happy summer friends!
Organic vs. Conventional Produce
Quick note: in my experience, there’s a big difference in the quality and taste between organic, non-GMO vs. conventional produce. (In addition to the environmental & health benefits.) If it’s available in your area, I highly recommend buying organic when possible. Especially for this drink when ripe, sweet, flavorful melons & berries can make all the difference!
Strawberry-Lime Watermelon Slush
- 2 cups seedless watermelon (frozen)
- 1 heaping cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (about 1 juicy lime)
- Optional: 1-2 tsp. coconut sugar or agave to sweeten, fresh mint or basil, ice cubes
- Cube watermelon and place in freezer for at least an hour or two.*
- When ready to make, rinse and hull the strawberries.
- Place frozen watermelon, strawberries, and fresh lime juice in blender.
- Blend until slushy and serve immediately.
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Also feel free to check out some of our other summer time favorites:
Ultimate Greek Chopped Salad
Edamame, Corn, Tomato Salad with Lemony Dressing
Tropical Matcha Smoothie
Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing
Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta
Classic Vegan Potato Salad
Mediterranean Three Bean Salad