This Watermelon & Mint Slushie is better for you than convenient store slushies and will keep you hydrated all Summer long!
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It definitely feels like hot, Summer weather around here lately! I’m talking 90’s (although I know that’s nothing compared to the brutal heat being felt out west)! So I have been making a conscious effort to up my water intake. Of course, it’s only so long until I get bored with a plain, old bottle of water. So instead of giving up on my goal, I am finding other ways to get the hydration I need during the day. Especially since I tend to be more active during the Summer!
I’ve never been much of a juicer. This recipe is probably as close as I’ll ever get to juicing. It’s inspired by a watermelon and lime drink recipe I read a few months ago in a nutrition book. To up the hydration factor, I decided to add coconut water. I turned my watermelon and mint drink into a slushie by blending all of the ingredients in my Oster Blend-N-Go with ice! There’s not much to this drink, but it’s so refreshing!
A lot of watermelon beverage recipes seem to strain the watermelon pulp after pulsing it in the blender. Even though it might not look as pretty as a strained glass of watermelon juice, I like to make sure I’m getting the benefits of the whole fruit. So I kept the pulp in there. You hardly even notice it since this drink has the consistency of a slushie. Of course, this is way healthier than a convenient store slushie since there’s no sugar, or really anything else, added to it (making it a good option for kids, too)!
- 1 cup chopped, seedless watermelon
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 3-4 mint leaves
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Add chopped watermelon to blender and pulse until smooth.
- Add coconut water, mint leaves, and ice. Pulse again until a slushie consistency is achieved.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!
I’m so hooked that I basically drank half a watermelon last week! But that’s okay! Watermelon has a lot of benefits. It’s full of vitamins, beneficial to your heart, may aid in weight loss, it’s good for your skin and hair, and it’s a cancer prevention food. Coconut water’s not too shabby either! It packs a lot of the same benefits as watermelon, so drink up!
What’s your favorite Summertime drink? How do you stay hydrated?