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Recipe: Watermelon Slushie

It’s hot here in the desert, but not hot enough for most houses to have central air conditioning. We bought a portable air conditioner a few weeks ago, which is very effective for the living room during the day. At night, it cools down enough to open up all the windows and let the cool breeze blow through.

I posted this picture on Instagram a bit ago about our new summertime treat – a homemade watermelon slushie!

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This recipe started when I wanted a mocktail and evolved into a slushie during a particularly hot day. It’s delicious, refreshing, and hydrating!

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You will need:

Cut-up seedless watermelon (frozen is best for slushy-consistency, fresh for more of a mocktail)

Frozen strawberries

lime juice to taste (I use about 2 tablespoons per serving

1 can lime La Croix sparkling water

collagen hydrolysate powder (optional, but I add it to everything for extra protein and ligament support)

To make:

I put everything except the sparkling water in the blender until combined. Add in sparkling water until you reach your desired consistency.


Tristan loves this combo, and I love the lack of sugar, food dyes, and other additives in most fruity drinks. I also love the extra dose of protein he gets with the collagen.

Enjoy!