Every season, beverages are sure to hit the market. Why? Because they soothe the body and they make every moment magical. Whether its winter, spring, autumn especially summer where lots of people look for something cool, healthy and refreshing and that’s when Watermelon juice comes in.
Slushie is an example of refreshment that children and adults alike will surely look for on a hot steamy day. What could be healthier than watermelon slushie?
Most people enjoy this refreshing fruit drink during summer, because aside from attractive look, watermelon has lots of nutritious content like lycopene, citrulline, and other minerals. These nutrients help the body to be stronger and healthier. Watermelon is in peak season so has always the right time to make this kind of delicious drink.
It’s super easy to make, like with just a snap and you can have healthy and reinvigorating watermelon slush.
All you just need are:
- 3 cups of peeled seeded sweet watermelon
- 1 cup of crushed ice
- 1/3 cup of fresh lime juice (optional)
- ¼ cup of sugar (optional)
- 1 cup of water (if needed)
You can freeze the watermelon first if you want or you can use it fresh. If you want to freeze it, put it in the freezer in a minimum of six hours. After freezing (optional) put it in the blender with all the ingredients for 4 – 5 minutes. Make sure to make it smooth and mixed properly. Try stopping once to scrape down the sides of it. Once finished pour it into the glasses, serve and enjoy..
The slushie itself could be the base of various summer drinks. If you have an artistic and creative mind, you can try to add some ingredients and give your own twist to it. Some cuisine artist tries to experiment with them, they mix vodka, sodas, ginger ale, and any other fruit extract to make it something more interesting and refreshing. Adding alcohol, however, may lessen its nutritional value. So be sure to add them in moderation and if you do, drink responsibly!
What are the nutrients we can get from Watermelon slush?
- Lycopene – an antioxidant that protects against colon, prostate, lung and other kinds of cancer; also helps in protecting cells from any damage and reduces the risk of heart disease.
- Citrulline – an amino acid which turns into another amino acid that improved circulation and cardiovascular health.
- Vitamin C – for immunity system
- Vitamin A – in the form of carotenoids
- Vitamin B1 & B6
So what are you waiting for?
Stop wasting time, go to the nearest grocery store and buy these super affordable ingredients, so you and your family can enjoy new kind of refreshing beverages. In breakfast, lunch, or dinner you will surely love this easy