EASY Watermelon Slushies

This EASY watermelon slushy recipe is one that we visit often during the hot summer months. It’s always a HUGE hit with the kids. They scream and cheer when we know we are getting a watermelon especially for “watermelon slushies”.

By now I’m sure you have figured out that I am pretty passionate about our kids health and what they are putting into their bodies. So when we find something thats healthy that they LOVE, its a pretty big win. My kids love sugar treats just as much as the next kids, but I would say they get just as excited about these as they do the high fructose corn syrup ones. Its a great refreshing alternative to sugar filled treats. They are super sweet and delicious!

And when I say easy I mean, EASY! All you need is some cut up watermelon, a blender and some ice. You can add some optional honey but that is completely optional and I don’t always. You can even play with adding some different flavors like lemon or *lime* juice, or strawberries (oooh I think I’ll do that next!).

EASY Watermelon Slushies
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)

INGREDIENTS
2/3 PITCHER WORTH OF CUBED WATERMELON
2-3 CUPS OF ICE
OPTIONAL: 1 TBSP OF LOCAL RAW HONEY

DIRECTIONS
Fill your high powered blender about 2/3 of the way with cubed watermelon. Then fill the rest with ice (it was about 2 cups).  Add your optional honey or other flavors. Blend on high for just a few seconds until the ice is completely blended. After its blended I always add another cup of ice or so to make it more *slush*.

This really is a perfect treat for the entire family! My kids and their cousins just gobbled up about two pitchers of these slushies. The next time you have a hankering for something cold and sweet, I hope you give this EASY recipe a try! If you kids like watermelon I am sure it will be a big hit.

Watermelon is mostly water, about 90% actually (so a yummy treat like this will be great at helping to keep kiddos hydrated this summer.) but it still has some other great benefits. It has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in other nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Vitamin A, and Magnesium.

Enjoy!