Sunday, July 22, 2012

Watermelon-Lime Slushie {Recipe}

 I need to introduce you to my newest addiction.


It's seriously delicious! I made it early last week when I was searching for different smoothie ideas to go along with my green monsters. I found many recipes for watermelon smoothies involving yogurt, bananas, ice and milk, none of which tasted like the right combination to me. The one ingredient in all the recipes was lime and that tastes perfect with watermelon so I thought I would keep things simple and just combine watermelon and lime. The key to this concoction is  freezing the watermelon in advance. The frozen watermelon creates a smooth and creamy texture that's absolute perfection.

Here's what you will need:
Frozen watermelon cubes
Limeade
That's it!

Measurements will depend on how many servings you're making but you can't go wrong with adding as much watermelon as your container will allow and then filling it 3/4 of the way with limeade. If your bullet or blender is struggling you might need to add a little extra limeade to thin it out.

  








I have to admit that yesterday I made three glasses.
 I-CANNOT-STOP-MYSELF!
Now I need to run to the store and buy and cut up as many watermelons as my freezer can handle so I can enjoy this summer-filled drink year round.

 

11 comments:

  1. This looks wonderful! I just got a blender for the first time, and now I'm pretty sure what has to happen.

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  2. Ohh can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This looks so yummy! I was just planning on starting to make smoothies before I ended up in the hospital. We have a cheap blender at home that just works so-so. You have me curious about the bullet. What are your thoughts on it? And have you used a blender before this?

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    1. I bet your cheap blender could do the job. If it has any trouble just let the watermelon thaw for 5 minutes before blending. As far as the bullet goes....I'm disappointed. It was given to me so it's performance doesn't totally upset me but had I paid money for it I would have returned it.

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    2. I hear the nutri bullet is the way to go. It mixes far better and is from the same company.

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  4. made it today and was yummy! a few things I learned - watermelon must be good quality and ripe (duh, self), shake the limeade before pouring (woops) and adding mint is yummy!

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    1. Yes....good, sweet, ripe watermelon is important as is mixing the limeade. I love that it's not loaded with sugar and calories yet taste like I'm eating sorbet.

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    2. sipping on my second batch right now! :)

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  5. Oh my goodness, that looks insanely good. Grocery shopping tomorrow - adding watermelon and lime to my list!

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  6. Looks so tasty and I'm sure a great way to cool off in this summer heat! ;-) Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Finally getting around to giving this a try. . . just added limeade to my grocery list!!

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