I don’t know about you, but I used to L-O-V-E slushies when I was a kid. Yes, the unnaturally-coloured and artificially-flavoured concoctions sold at corner stores in the summertime. In fact, my love of slushies continued well-beyond my childhood, as I have more recent memories of slurping down those sugary drinks in flavours like cola, orange, mountain dew, and more. My favourite flavour was all of the above – all added into one big plastic cup.
Those days are done. I don’t consume chemically-concocted “food” anymore, I haven’t had sugary drinks like pop for many years, and the thought of a slushy no longer holds the appeal it once did. However, it’s still hotter than hell in Toronto, and I’m still trying to find ways to cool down. So I created a healthy, raw, unprocessed version of this treat instead! This watermelon slushy is reminiscent of hot summer days and visits to the convenience store, but without all the refined sugar and processed junk. It’s also dead easy to make.
1.5 cups frozen watermelon, cubed
1.5 cups fresh watermelon
Blend fresh and frozen watermelon in blender until smooth. Sip it down, and cool off.
I made another variation on this frosty drink — a post-work out watermelon slushy, with added protein. For some reason, I find the creaminess of the other ingredients highlights the flavour of the watermelon. I think I like this one best!
Work-out Watermelon Slushy
2 cups frozen watermelon, cubed
1/2 cup almond milk
1 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior protein
Blend all ingredients until smooth.