Watermelon slush

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Watermelon Slush

This easy Watermelon Slush, also known as the brain freezer is wonderfully refreshing on a hot summer day. Ice cold, refreshing, and bursting with watermelon flavor. That’s this cool recipe in a nutshell.

Just when the heat is worst, watermelons appear as the seasonal solution and act as a savior to beat that scorching heat. Who is not excited about watermelons? I guess, none. This refreshing colorful, flavourful fruit lies in the list of the most lovable fruits across the globe.

By seeing the texture itself we know that this fruit is very hydrating.

It contains around 92% water, which makes it useful for staying hydrated and full in the summer. It can also satisfy a sweet tooth with its natural sugars. But this is not all. Watermelons have a few more amazing health benefits to look upon:

Health Benefits of Watermelon

  1. Contains Nutrients and Beneficial Plant Compounds
    only 46 calories per cup(154 grams) makes watermelon as one of the lowest-calorie fruit and a big yes to weight-watchers. It has many other nutrients as well, including these vitamins and minerals:
    Vitamin C: 21%, Vitamin A: 18%, Potassium: 5%, Magnesium: 4%, Vitamins B1, B5 and B6: 3%
  2. Prevents Cancer
    Some compounds in watermelon, including cucurbitacin E and lycopene, have been studied for their potential to prevent cancer.
  3. Good for heart
    Watermelon has several heart-healthy components, including lycopene, citrulline, and other vitamins and minerals. Studies suggest that lycopene may help lower cholesterol and blood pressure. It can also help prevent oxidative damage to cholesterol.
  4. Lower Inflammation and Oxidative Stress
    Lycopene and vitamin C are anti-inflammatory antioxidants found in watermelon. Inflammation is linked to many chronic diseases. Thus consuming watermelon may keep you away from several diseases.
  5. Good for skin and hair
    Several nutrients in watermelon like vitamin A and Vitamin C are good for hair and skin. They help in keeping skin supple and protect against sunburn.
  6. Helps in digestion:
    Fiber and water are important for healthy digestion. And watermelon is rich in both. Thus it helps in the improvement of digestion.
  7. Promotes Strong Immune System:
    Vitamins found in watermelons also help in strengthening the immune system. Vitamins aid in the production of RBC (red blood cells) which keeps the immune system strong which is the need for our current pandemic situation (Covid19) as well.

So the bottom line is watermelon isn’t only a tasty low-calorie treat — it’s also very good for your health.

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Consume watermelon directly by eating the watermelon slices or make it a juice by blending it with a pinch of black salt and squeezing few lemon drops in that juice. Both ways are just amazing methods to satisfy your taste buds.

Here I am listing the twisting way of consuming your delicious fruit which is so easy to make. These are perfect for a relaxing afternoon outside, or even for fancy-ish dining especially if you are planning a party for the kids who will love this creation at homes because sometimes a slush is more invigorating than a simple juice.

Watermelon Slush Recipe

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Serves: 4 
prep time: 5 MINUTES
Freezing time : 4-5 Hours
Cook time: 0 min

INGREDIENTS:

  • 5 cups diced seedless watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Black salt
  • 8-10 Mint leaves

 DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine all the above ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Sieve the mixture in a freezer-safe bowl to remove seeds if there are any, and place it in the freezer.
  3. After 3-4 hours remove the watermelon mixture from the fridge and use a fork to scrape it. If everything is uniformly icy then serve or return it to the freezer and scrape with a fork one final time before serving.
  4. Garnish with some fresh mint leaves.

Recipe Notes:

1. You will need to adjust honey in this recipe based on how sweet your Watermelon is. I recommend starting out with 2 tbsp and increasing from there in 1 tbsp increments.

2. Honey can be substituted for any other sweetener of choice.

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