Watermelon & Basil Summer Slush

basil watermelon slushIt’s such a great time of year, with so much great produce. It’s easy to eat fresh and healthy food. It’s also hot. So here’s an easy recipe to help you cool down. The basil and watermelon are delicious together! The recipe makes one drink… but easy to multiply for the tons of people that will come over because you offer delicious beverages 🙂

This recipe is non-alcoholic. but add a shot of vodka, gin or rum and you’ve got a great cocktail!

Makes: 1 drink

What you’ll need:

1 1/2 cup watermelon

3/4 cup ice

1/2 lime

1 teaspoon your favorite sweetener (i suggest agave syrup or splenda if you’re going for zero calories)

A bunch of fresh basil

Take 4 leaves of basil. Place them in the bottom of a glass. Give a good squeeze to the lime (not all of it) into the glass. Muddle the lime and basil. set aside. Put the watermelon, ice, sweetener (i used splenda. And for a natural sweetener I suggest agave.), one basil leaf in a blender. Squeeze the rest of the lime in and blend. Pour The Watermelon mixture into the glass with muddled basil and enjoy!


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