Basil and Lime Watermelon Slushies

7.12.18 / Comment

Refresh with Fresh Ingredients

Introduce your palate to the fresh flavors of sunshine with our Basil and Lime Watermelon Slushies. This bright and tasty treat is perfect for any occasion, including days by the pool, after-dinner desserts, family picnics, or outdoor parties. Perfectly sweet, definitely vegan, and delightfully refreshing, these slushies are filled with almost everything your body needs to stay healthy and happy. Once you’ve tried our slushies, you will be hooked–one sip is all it takes! Thanks to the refreshing combination of basil, lime, and watermelon, hot days can be chilled and warm nights can feel cool with this thirst-quenching drink.

 

Nutrient Booster: Watermelon

Not only are these slushies full of refreshing flavors, but they are also packed full of nutrition. Watermelon is a good source of vitamins A and C and is rich in L-citrulline, a non-essential amino acid. The L-citulline found in watermelon can help improve exercise performance, as it provides a boost to the immune system and may reduce blood pressure and insulin resistance. Watermelon is also linked to reduced muscle soreness after exercise. With so many health benefits, it’s no wonder that watermelon is a classic favorite fruit during its peak season! Each juicy bite is soaked with nutrients and can be enjoyed inside (or outside) of the kitchen.

Beat the Heat!

Looking for other light recipes that won’t heat you up on hot summer days? Our favorite small bite recipes may be perfect to make all year round, but they are especially satisfying during the warmer months when paired with the cool, refreshing taste of our slushies! These slashes pair well with our Almond Granola CupsZesty Herb Cashew Cheese and Smoky & Spicy Almonds!

Basil and Lime Watermelon Slushies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup seltzer water
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 16 ounces watermelon, chunks
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Equipment

  • Blender

Instructions

  1. In a blender place seltzer water, lime juice, watermelon, basil, and ice cubes and combine until smooth.

  2. Serve in small cups and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can substitute lime juice and basil for lemon juice and mint, respectively. Add 1 teaspoon of sorghum syrup or maple syrup for additional sweetness.

Nutrient Analysis:
Serving size: 3/4 cup Calories: 35 calories, Fat: 2 grams, Saturated fat: 0 grams, Carbohydrates: 9 grams, Sugar: 7 grams, Sodium: 2 milligrams, Fiber: 1 gram, Protein: 1 gram, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

(1) Figueroa A, Gonzales JU, Jaime SJ, Wong A. Influence of L-citrulline and watermelon supplementation 
on vascular function and exercise performance. Current Opinion in Nutrition and Metabolic Care. 
2017 Jan;20(1):92-98. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27749691.

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