Spotlight Recipe: Strawberry Watermelon Slush

by in Healthy Recipes, June 23, 2009

You can’t go wrong with cool, sweet drinks on those dog days. Last week, I shared two classics: Berry Spritzer and Refrigerator Tea. Here’s another favorite to toast summer’s arrival. Made from two fruits that are coming into season, this “slush” is perfect for a party (you’ll want to up the portions) or an afternoon snack with the family.

Strawberry Watermelon Slush
2 servings

1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries (if frozen, look for ones with no added sugar)
1 1/2 cups chopped watermelon, seeds removed
1/4 cup seltzer
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
4-6 mint leaves
1 cup ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender, mix and serve.

Nutrition Info:
Calories: 80
Total Fat: 0 grams
Saturated fat: 0 grams
Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Sodium: 0 milligrams
Total Carbohydrates: 20 grams
Total Fiber: 2 grams
Sugars: 15 grams
Protein: 1 gram

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Comments (4)

  1. Jen says:

    I just made this as it's hit the 90s here in South Florida… it's delicious and very refreshing! I must admit though, I added a tablespoon of sugar in addition to the agave… I also might try lime in place of the lemon next time. Thanks, Katie!

  2. Glad you enjoyed it! My favorite thing about a recipe like this is there is room for interpretation! The lime sounds delish!!

  3. Steve says:

    Sounds good. Can you substitute the seltzer with tonic water or club soda? I can't stand seltzer water.

  4. katie says:

    Of course…you can use sparkling water, tonic or club…even some champagne…anything with a little fiz though depending on your choice it might change the nutrition information a bit! Seltzer is calorie and sodium free while club soda has sodium and tonic has sodium and is caloric…FYI :)

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