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Camille’s Yummy Summer Recipe: The Watermelon Slushy

By Camille Labchuk

I don’t know about you, but I used to L-O-V-E slushies when I was a kid. Yes, the unnaturally-coloured and artificially-flavoured sugary slushies sold at corner stores in the summertime. In fact, my love continued well beyond my childhood – but those days are thankfully over (I can’t believe I drank that stuff). As I don’t consume chemically-concocted food and beverages anymore, I seldom crave cold, sweet slushie drinks (for many years now). But the hot Toronto weather these past few years has had me finding new ways to cool down, and then I remembered…

I hope you enjoy my yummy Watermelon Slushy creation! It’s a healthy, raw, unprocessed version of those slushies I drank as a kid. I experimented with many flavour combinations but this is my favorite! It’s super easy to make so try it next time you’re hot. I bet your friends and family will love it!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen watermelon, cubed
  • 2 cups fresh watermelon
  • 1 cup of almond milk

Note: If you’re planning to undertake physical activity later on you can add a scoop of protein powder (I use the “Sun Warrior” brand for its high quality).

Instructions: Simply blend everything until smooth. If the weather’s really hot you can add 3-4 ice cubes before blending. Sip it down, cool off and enjoy!

Camille Labchuk represents Ontario on the Green Party’s Federal Council and recently finished her law studies at the University of Toronto. The recipe above is part of an new series: “Camille’s Cancer Prevention Cookbook”.



Previous Recipe from
Camille’s Cancer Prevention Cookbook

Camille’s Yummy Four-Minute Freezer Fudge
An Ounce Spring 2012 Issue


 
Also in the Summer 2012 Issue of An Ounce

Published: August 15th, 2012