I really need one of these right now, but unfortunately I’ll have to wait for a watermelon. I’ll admit, even I was skeptical of this combination at first, but let me tell you, it’s really good! And incredibly refreshing. Of course if cucumber in a smoothie is too weird then this Watermelon Smoothie might be better for you, but cucumber is so good for your skin and it’s so hydrating(and filling at the same time!) and it blends up really well, so I wouldn’t leave it out.
I do however recommend that you use a very sweet watermelon. If your watermelon isn’t as sweet as it could be, feel free to add a tiny touch of honey or maple syrup to liven it up. You need the lime though so even if your watermelon isn’t sweet, keep the lime!
Just as a heads-up, this weekend I will be starting a new kind of post here on Food Doodles, so keep an eye out for it!
My own recipe development for the blog is a very small percentage of what goes on in the Food Doodles kitchen. Quite often I remake my own recipes that were posted here on Food Doodles quite a while ago. I often try other bloggers recipes and don’t feel right about rewriting their recipe. And quite often I make simple recipes that I don’t feel deserve their own post even though they’re amazingly delicious. So on Sundays I’ll be posting a collection of different things. My recipes that are posted here on Food Doodles that I’ve made in the last week, links to recipes from other bloggers that I’ve enjoyed(with my own pictures) and some very simple recipes (like a pesto mozzarella grilled cheese sandwich that I made this week). I think I might start including a small preview of a post coming up in the next week too.
As you can tell, I’m pretty excited about it. I’ve been thinking about this for ages actually, but still haven’t really come up with a name yet, so that’s been holding me back. Seriously, it took me months to name Food Doodles. Naming is not my strong suit. Speaking of naming, I was going to name this the Spa Slushie, but decided against it. This is the ultimate Spa drink, in my humble opinion. So light and refreshing, sweet and hydrating and cold…. Perfect!
Watermelon, Lime and Mint Slushie
- 1/2 long English cucumber(or field cucumber with the seeds removed)
- 1 – 1 1/2 C frozen watermelon
- 1/4 C loose fresh mint leaves, tough stems removed
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1 -2 tbsp raspberries(just for color)
- water as needed for blending
In a blender combine the cucumber, watermelon, mint and lime juice with a small amount of water. Blend until completely smooth, adding water as needed. Add raspberries or strawberries or another red fruit and blend together for color if desired. Serve immediately.
If your watermelon isn’t sweet enough, consider adding 1-2 tsp honey or maple syrup.
Don’t use too much water to thin the slushie out, you want a thick, icy consistency.