Saturday, July 27, 2013

Watermelon "Slushie"

Yes, I live in Germany....and no, the temperatures do not get up into the 100's during the Summer like they do in the states.  HOWEVER, there is no air conditioning and the humidity is stronger here than where I am from originally.  To keep the explanations short, it's flippin' hot here right now!  I'm doing everything that I possibly can to cool down including of course making new recipes.  This one is also great because stores are stocked with (to use a technical term) ginormous watermelons and my family can never seem to finish one before it turns into some slimy creature in the back of my fridge.

To come up with this healthy treat, freeze your watermelon in chunks!  Viola! 

Free of refined sugars & fats, dairy, wheat, and meat free, this makes for a guiltless cool down treat.

  • 2 Cups of Frozen watermelon (Cut into chunks about 1.5 inch and freeze in a baggy overnight.  Don't worry about the seeds!).
  • Juice of 2 limes
    1 Banana
  • Water

  1. The watermelon may have stuck together during the freezing process.  To dislodge watermelon, pound the ziploc bag on the floor a few times or, take your "man tamer"---AKA: meat tenderizer to the baggy.  Dump the frozen chunks into a blender. 
  2. Ad lime juice and banana as well to the blender with the watermelon.
  3.  Blend ingredients together adding water when necessary and until that nice "wirlpool" forms. When the wirlpool is scene, it's ready
  4. Poor into cups and drink.  This makes about 2 servings. Depending on your taste buds, ad some sweetener.  I recommend stevia, maple syrup, honey, or a few dates in blended with the slush.

    Now, the little devil in me says to ad two shots of Vodka (Rum or Tequila might work too) but I'm off the hard stuff for a while so I'll leave that to the readers imagination.

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