Tuesday 3 June 2014

Watermelon & Lime Slushie (all natural & no added sugar)

In between the bouts of rain and high humidity it's been rather hot recently in jolly old england and all I want is fruit, salad , and anything iced; everything iced. I sliced my first watermelon of the year last sunday and just in time too it was rather hot, I mean I'm not talking Africa hot, let's be realistic it is only England.

I am not someone who enjoys laying in the sun all day and feeling the sun burn away at my skin, I don't think I'll ever understand people who do that, enjoying the sun is one thing, but burning your brains out is another.
Also, might I add, unless you're with people it sounds boring too, and if you fall asleep waking up all hot and sweaty; sounds like an awful way to spend a day. Moving on from this picture I'm painting for you of hot sweaty lobster people!

I was very surprised as to how my rubbish old blended coped with this so do not fret if you don't have a high powered fancy blender, although it would be nice if we all had one of those! This is so simple to make and really refreshing on a nice summers day - even if you do want to sunbathe all day I guarantee this will the the perfect accompaniment.

1-2 slices/ 2 1/2 cups of chopped watermelon
Juice of 1 lime
180ml/ 3/4 cup of water
about 3 cups ice

If you have a large watermelon you'll probably only need 1 slice, mine was pretty small so I used 2 slices, de-seed and cut the watermelon into chunks and put in the blender, add the lime juice and water and blend. Once combined add the ice and blend until a slushie-like consistency is formed, if you need more or less ice just adjust accordingly. Serve with a straw and spoon and enjoy on your hot summers day

You could add sparkling water or lemonade/limeade if you would like some fizz, just add a touch of water when blending the watermelon together, add the ice, if your blender isn't very powerful I find shaking it about a bit helps blend the ice if there's not much liquid, and mix the limeade/sparkling water in after with a spoon so as not the loose the fizz (unless you don't mind flat fizzy drinks)

Makes 2

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