Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Watermelon Slush

So it's the second full day of summer vacation, and I feel the need to offer up a disclaimer. I'm still eating and cooking as well as ever. I promise. But I'm also making a lot of easier, repeat meals. Tonight, for example, was a big salad with a burger leftover from yesterday's dinner on top.

I just don't have as much time or the inclination to get too crazy in the kitchen when I could be doing stuff with my kids instead. Like making refreshing slushies in our new kitchen gizmo: Zoku's Slush & Shake Maker.

While I'm not going to tell you that anyone *needs* this little gizmo, it is inexpensive and fun. You can still make today's slush recipe without it by simply including a cup of crushed ice (as noted). The Zoku eliminates the need for ice, as it turns any chilled ingredients into slushies in just a couple of minutes and a few stirs.
Watermelon Slush
adapted from Eating Well

3 cups watermelon chunks
juice of one small lime
up to 1 tbs. natural sweetener of choice (optional)
1/2 cup water
1 cup crushed ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.