Watermelon Slushes

Summertime Watermelon SlushesIt’s been a million degrees around here, not really but it’s been over 100 degrees for the past three days which is way too hot for me.  It’s always a challenge for me to stay hydrated during the heat waves that make up Sacramento summers but this year I’ve found a new way for me to stay cool and stay hydrated.  Enter in watermelon slushies.

If I buy a watermelon during the summer months, I like to cut it up right when I get home.  For some strange reason if I don’t do it right when I get home, I tend to forget about it until it gets bad and I end up wasting a lot of watermelon.  Once I cut the watermelon up into cubes, I freeze it on a parchment lined cookie sheet until frozen solid and then store in gallon ziplock bags until I’m ready to use (this is also how I freeze and store all my fruits for morning smoothies).  I put 3 cups of watermelon, 2 cups of filtered water and one packet of Stevia (you can also substitute a tablespoon of simple syrup for the Stevia) into my VitaMix and blend on low and then medium until very well blended and slushy-like.

That’s it.  Super simple and I’m sure this will be my go to drink this summer.

ps.  How do you cut a watermelon?  I cut mine like this.  I’ve never thought much about it until someone watched me cut it up a couple of years back and commented on it.  I find it to be the easiest way to cube the watermelon and remove the rind.

Watermelon Slushes