Make a healthy treat at home! These homemade strawberry watermelon fruit slushies are better than any slush you will get at the convenience store!
You know those slushies that the kids always ask for at convenience stores? While, they are a treat and taste good, I can promise you that there is absolutely no fruit in them. Yes, I do treat the kids to them every now and then, but I recently discovered that they like this homemade version just as much!
I like that it’s 100% healthier than the ones I buy at the convenience store.
Plus, these strawberry watermelon fruit slushies are actually really easy to make. In fact, you can get the kids to help!
To make homemade fruit slushies simply add your fresh (or frozen) fruit to your favorite blending device (I love my Nutri Ninja), some ice and a little maple syrup or honey for an extra touch of sweetness., then blend until the ice is crushed.
You know, fresh fruit slushies don’t have to be just for the kids 😉 You can have one too!
I used strawberries, watermelon and blueberries in this fruit slushie, but feel free to experiment with the fruit that is your favorite.
Strawberries are in-season right now in Florida and I love supporting our local farmers, so I almost always have Florida strawberries in the house from December to early March.
Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that helps build our immune system and helps protect us against colds and flus, but it helps the bones to build collagen. In one cup of strawberries, you’ll reap over 50 percent of your daily allowance of Vitamin C.
Manganese is also found in strawberries. Manganese is a compound that helps you process all of your key nutrients from blood sugars, to fatty acids. Manganese helps in the processing of thiamin and biotin, both water soluble vitamins. You’ll get about 20 percent of your daily allowance of your needed manganese in one serving of strawberries!
Go ahead and let the kiddos think they are getting a treat, you and I will know that they are getting a healthy and delicious drink whenever you make these Strawberry Watermelon Fruit Slushies.
Strawberry and Watermelon Fruit Slushies
- 5-6 large strawberries greens removed
- 2 cups chopped watermelon
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
- 2 cups ice
- Prepare and wash all of your fruit.
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until ice is crushed.
- Pour into favorite glasses and enjoy!