Summer Vacation is officially here! While we have set up a nice little routine for each day, with a few things to do so we aren’t bored, it is a loose schedule around here. We have been soaking up every single bit of summer. In fact, I don’t think there has been one day of June where my little one hasn’t had her bathing suit on, even if it has been to run in the sprinklers. As for me, I dozed off with the kids yesterday after a morning spent playing outside and it reminded me of when they were just little babies snuggled up on my chest. I wasn’t passing that moment by, so we all napped instead of chores. It’s summertime!
With watermelon so plentiful this time of year, my little guys are always asking for it when we walk to the market, and I happily oblige. With the weather getting hot, it is a refreshing treat, but blended up with plenty of ice and some lemon, it is a perfect THIRSTY THURSDAY treat on a super hot summer day.
Watermelon Slushies (makes one large slushy or three kid sized slushies)
2 cups watermelon cubed
1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 2 medium lemons)
1 lemon zested
2 TBS sugar
2 cups ice
In a blender, add all the ingredients, and blend until desired consistency.
This drink is best enjoyed after a day in the sunshine! For those that are so inclined, a shot of Bicardi Limon or even Absolut Citron might give this treat an adult zing.
If you like summertime slushies or blended drinks, try this recipe orange cranberry coolers. Or for all things beverage related, check out the THIRSTY THURSDAY page for recipes for all kinds of drinks, cocktails, and all things drinkable!
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