I’m very honored to be contributing to The Honest Company’s blog today…and from here on out. What a treat it is. So, what better recipe to share than our favorite Summer treat at my home?

The Watermelon (any type of melon, actually) Slushy. Better described as the “Healthy Slurpee” because these drinks have that same icy sweet flavor but without the added sugar, food colorings and contain REAL fruit. It’s really easy. And very refreshing for super hot days like today. All you do is add melon and ice to the Vitamix (or other high speed blender) and blend until completely smooth.

Kids love them.

If I’m making them for adults, I add fresh herbs like mint or spices like cardamom to add a more gourmet flavor. Add a pretty straw and voila! And of course, if you want an even more advanced adult beverage, you can add other ingredients as well. I haven’t actually tried that but I imagine it’s pretty tasty!  (wink)

My all time favorite is cantaloupe and a dash of honey or watermelon with chopped mint (as shown here). But frozen banana mixed with cinnamon and cardamom isn’t bad either. So amazing!

We store them in large containers and bring them to the beach.

What’s your favorite combination? I’d love to hear a few?

Happy Summer! Enjoy!

- Juli Novotny of Pure Mamas

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  • http://bfellicious.wordpress.com/ Felien Geldhof

    Loved this blog Juli! Nothing better than watermelon on hot summer days! I’m trying to start my day healthy with a breakfast smoothie: soyamilk, banana, muesli & honey. And during the day the combination of fresh orange juice, mint, honey and lemon is delicious!

  • Erica

    To be even more healthy and eco-conscious, buy re-usable earth-friendly silicone straws (colorful too), or stainless steel sipping spoon! (straw+ spoon)

    • http://blog.honest.com/ Honest

      We love these recommendations for reusable straws! Have you tried Glass Dharma? Their glass straws are faves among the staff.

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