everyday food made simple

One weird thing about me is that I tend to only drink smoothies or anything that involves blending ice cubes in a blender during the summer. Once the temperature starts to drop and the days get shorter, I can say “bye bye see you next summer” to frappes, smoothies, and coolers (I love my Caribou Coffee!)…

You can’t blame me, the frigid Minnesota winter is cold enough as it is, I don’t need to make myself any colder by drinking anything cold!

Now that it’s mid-August and there’s only a few more weeks of “real” summer left, I need to get all my slushie/smoothie fixes in before it starts getting cold outside.

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So today I’ve brought to you a very simple yet summery watermelon drink. It’s super easy, yet super refreshing. Watermelon is perhaps the iconic fruit of summer. I haven’t met a person who doesn’t like watermelon – kids love it. I love it. My grandma loves it. Even my dog loves it. It’s truly a fruit enjoyed by people (and dogs) of all ages! It only makes sense making a cold, minty, sweet, refreshing drink with it… right?

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watermelon mint slushie
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Ingredients
  1. 3 cups watermelon cubes, frozen
  2. 8 oz plain coconut water
  3. Juice of 1/2 lime
  4. 6-7 mint leaves, additional for garnish if desired
  5. 1 cup ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high for a minute, or until smooth.
  2. Divide evenly among 2 glasses, garnish with additional mint leaves.
  3. Serve immediately.
  4. Makes ~24 ounces (2 glasses)
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A little bit of separation is normal after you’ve poured these drinks into glasses. It’s just like your blended coffee settling after a while – the icy part floats to the top, leaving the liquid portion on the bottom. Stir it up a little if you’d like and enjoy! You can even substitute the coconut water with some club soda for a little extra fizz. Let me know what you think!

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Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Skirt.com

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