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Hey guys!

I’m hoping you’re taking advantage of the last weeks of your warm summer months by being outside, and maybe getting some outdoor workouts in on the beach or by the lake! There’s something about the fresh air and warm heat that feels extra healthy to me. Maybe it’s the extra sweat, or being one with nature, but no matter what it is, it’s a great feeling.

You know what else feels AH-MAZING?! Cold slushy drinks post-workout, especially if you are feeling dehydrated from the hot sun. There’s nothing more hydrating than watermelon and coconut water, and nothing tastes quite as good as freezing cold watermelon goodness! The texture is perfection!

It’s different from a smoothie, which has a creaminess to it. These slushies have more of a sorbet essence, and they taste just like a fresh watermelon. I like to add fresh basil to mine to add a punch of “herbiness” to contrast the sweetness (I know, it’s not a word, but it should be, because herb-y is what it is!). There are two ways to make these.  I’ll call one the fast version and one the slow version. The slow version can also end up like a shaved ice, so if you want to eat it with a spoon, be sure to try that version!

WATERMELON COCONUT WATER SLUSHY

Yield: 1 serving

Serving Size: 1 slushy

Prep Time: 5 min

(Fast Version)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cubed watermelon, frozen overnight
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 6-7 basil leaves

Method:

  1. Place ingredients into a high-powered blender, and process until slushy, scraping sides several times to incorporate.

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 229| Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Net Carbs: 55g | Fiber: 3g

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WATERMELON SLUSHY

Yield: 1 serving

Serving Size: 1 slushy

Prep Time: 5 min

Chill Time: 4-6 hours

(Slow Version)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cubed watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 6-7 basil leaves

Method:

  1. Place ingredients into a high-powered blender and process for 15 seconds.
  2. Pour contents into a shallow dish and cover. Place in freezer, and stir after 2 hours. Check after 4 hours to see if it’s frozen and slushy.  If not, stir and return to freezer for 2 more hours, spoon into a glass, and serve.
  3. If desired, leave in freezer overnight, then scrape the frozen watermelon with a fork to make shaved ice. Emjoy with a spoon!

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 271| Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Net Carbs: 69g | Fiber: 3g

What’s your favorite frozen treat? Comment below!

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  • […] at the grocery store?! And it’s THE WORST when you take a bite of what looks like a juicy watermelon and it has no flavor…or you cut into an avocado to find it’s either brown and gross or […]

  • Karinne says:

    It sounds awesome! Sadly, I don’t really have all the ingredients and I don’t have time to get them.?

  • Margarita says:

    I tried this out yesterday and it was delicious!!

  • Cassie says:

    HATE watermelon but this looks great I’ll admit!

  • Kristen Hickey says:

    Substitute for honey? Maple syrup? agave?

    • Cassie says:

      You can use Stevia, brown rice syrup, monk fruit, or even omit it together if you have really sweet watermelon :)

  • I CAN’T WAIT TILL FALL COMES AND PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING COMES OUT!

  • Erin Winkler says:

    I just bought my first watermelon yesterday…I love the idea of basil but watermelon and mint is really good too!

    Thanks Cassey! You’re wonderful! <3

  • Jim Roose says:

    Watermelon is my favorite fruit and this sounds amazing! Which brand of coconut water do you recommend? I love the Harmless Harvest one but it’s $8 for a small bottle which is slightly crazy.

    Jim R.
    Personal Trainer @ http://garagegymbuilder.com/

  • Kayllie says:

    Omg yummm!! I love watermelon! These sound great :)

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