On hot summer days, there is nothing more refreshing than an all natural slushie. The only preparation required is to freeze the melons ahead of time into cubes or balls. This slushie gets its color naturally from vitamins A and C. Kids and grown-ups definitely agree on this delicious and nutritious melon slushie with a hint of mint and sweetness. Enjoy!
1 cup watermelon, frozen
1 cup cantaloupe, frozen
1 cup honey dew melon, frozen
2 cups water (coconut water or pineapple juice)
2 teaspoons agave nectar
1 Tablespoon mint leaves (peppermint or spearmint)
- 1. In a blender, add the melons. Then, add the liquid, agave nectar and mint.
- 2. Bend well under the mixture has the slushie consistency.
- 3. Scoop or pour evenly into four glasses with serve with a mint leaf to garnish.
Makes approximately 4 servings (1 cup per serving).
Nutrition Facts per serving: 50 calories; 0g fat (0g sat fat, 0g mono, 0g trans fat); 0mg cholesterol; 14g carbohydrate (1g fiber, 13g sugar); 1g protein; 20mg sodium; 35% Daily Value (DV) vitamin A; 45% DV vitamin C; 2% DV calcium; 2% DV iron.
– Stacey Antine, MS, RDN, author, Appetite for Life, founder, HealthBarn USA, director, HealthBarn Foundation, and recognized as top 10 dietitians nationally by Today’s Dietitian magazine for her work with HealthBarn USA and Eliza Altvater, dietetic intern.