Healthy Watermelon Limeade Slushy: Just What You Need

Healthy Watermelon Limeade Slushy: Just What You Need

So, I’ve been craving shaved ice or snow cones since the stands have opened in the last month. I have been trying to find a way to make a slushy that would satisfy my sweet tooth but not be loaded with the typical simple syrup base. Enter the watermelon limeade slushy.

It is way too early for watermelons but when I saw them at the grocery store the idea just kind of struck and I am glad because this drink was very refreshing!

Plus I’m a sucker for a good limeade (I actually prefer them over lemonades).

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Watermelon Limeade Slushy

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 cups watermelon
  • 1-2 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 – 1″ piece fresh ginger (optional)
  • honey to taste
  • 4-6 cups ice (I froze coconut water and used it for my ice)

Directions:

I added all of the ingredients into my Vitamix, except for the ice (because there wasn’t enough room) blended until smooth and then added my ice and blended again. I used honey to taste because depending on how sweet or flavorful your watermelon is you might not need very much.

This makes a lot. It served me and 3 of my kids (can you believe one of them doesn’t like watermelon!) twice.

Watermelon Limeade Slushy is so Yummy

I also wanted to share why I choose some of my ingredients and the health benefits they provide, you’ll notice most of them are very beneficial when pregnant.

Watermelon – great for digestion & constipation (super important for us pregnant ladies 😉 ). Plus watermelon provides more lycopene than any other fruit or veggie. It is also a good source of vitamin A & C.

Coconut Water – super hydrating & high in potassium, which again is important for those leg cramps we get when pregnant. You can read more about the benefits of potassium here.

Ginger – great for morning sickness, reduces inflammation & helps with heartburn (YAY!).

Lime – again aids in digestion & constipation. Also high in vitamin C & flavonoids.

 

This was just what I needed and super satisfying! If you need something cool and refreshing without all of the added sugar you definitely need to try this Watermelon Limeade Slushy!

 

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Watermelon Limeade Slushy a healthy alternative. Make this next time you're craving a snow-cone or slushy

12 Comments

  1. I am making this! I love watermelon so much and the other ingredients are favorites too. Yum!

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    • 😀 Yay! I’m a HUGE fan of watermelon too!

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  2. This sounds wonderful! I almost didn’t stop by because I’m not a fan of sweets but I’m so glad I did because this is a recipe I will definitely try. Thank you!

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    • I’m glad you stopped by anyway. That is one nice thing about this is it really wasn’t overly sweet. I didn’t add much honey though because I find watermelon sweet enough on its own.

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  3. Sounds delicious and I find watermelon is a wonderful diuretic also! We make watermelon and ginger juice in the summer. Refreshing and great for digestion as you say. Love that you added coconut water to your slushy. The idea of a slushy brings back lots of childhood memories for me too!

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    • Watermelon and ginger juice sounds great! I’m curious how you make it. I might have to try some.

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  4. Yum! Funny, when I was pregnant many moons ago with difficult morning sickness, one of the few foods I could keep down was watermelon – consumed it my the truckload.

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    • 😀 That is funny. I think I could also consume it by the truckload. It has been especially warm this summer so far so it has been great to cool down with!

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  5. This sounds so satisfying! Thanks for including the health benefits too. I appreciate that.

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    • Of course, sometimes it is nice to know why a particular thing is good for you not just that it is “healthy”.

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  6. Great idea to freeze the coconut water – would not have thought of that.
    Also, this is a great idea when you buy a large watermelon. You could probably freeze the drinks as well.

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    • That is a great idea! I think it would make a tasty popsicle.

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