Strawberry-Lime Watermelon Slush


Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free

Makes 1 large or 2 small slushes


Ingredients

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


Directions

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.


*Notes:

Freezing watermelon: I set the melon cubes on a baking sheet (or shallow non-glass bowl) to freeze. They fully freeze after about 2-3 hours and become very hard. If you freeze them in a bowl, the cubes will be stuck together (and often to the bowl!) so just let thaw for 15 minutes before using.

If freezing a big batch of watermelon, it's sometimes easier to freeze them in a single file on a baking sheet first, then once they fully freeze to place them in a storage container for longer-term.

If your blender isn't very strong, only freeze the watermelon for about 60-90 minutes or let thaw a bit before blending.


Variations:

Try this with lemon juice instead of lime (or a combo!)

If using fresh strawberries, you may want a few ice cubes to keep it extra "slushy", or you could freeze your hulled strawberries with the watermelon if you'd like.

Depending on how sweet your watermelon & strawberries are, you may need some extra sweetener to taste - agave, coconut sugar, etc.

Adult readers 21+ feel free to add some spirits to this drink... you know, if that's your thing ;)



From thegardengrazer.com