Watermelon Cucumber Slushie in a glass with a glass straw sticking out to the side with sugar being tossed onto the background
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Watermelon Cucumber Slushie

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This Watermelon Cucumber Slushie is the perfect drink for summer. Light, refreshing, easily mixed together, and totally cooling – you will fall in love with this one.

Watermelon Cucumber Slushie in a glass with a glass straw sticking out to the side with sugar being tossed onto the background

I have to admit that when I started creating this drink, I was not aware how delicious this drink would be. You see, my Strawberry Basil Smash Drink has quickly become one of the most popular recipes on the blog. I adore that drink, and it appears – so do you. So I thought it was about time for another upgrade of delicious flavor – making something alcoholic or non-alcoholic, and enjoying summer time!

Watermelon Cucumber Slushies in different glasses with a glass straw sticking out to the side

This recipe also does not use any artificial flavoring or additional sugar (contrary to a lot of other recipes out there). It “only” contains watermelon, cucumber, mint, and a little bit of lime juice. Deliciousness at its simplest is sometimes the absolute best.

Watermelon Cucumber Slushies in different glasses with a glass straw sticking out to the side; with one close up and in focus

Why is this Watermelon Cucumber Slushie Good for You?

Watermelon

Sweet, juicy, and such a refreshing fruit during the summer time. I absolutely adore watermelon and cannot get enough of it this time of the year. Watermelon has an exceptionally high water content, which makes it a perfect fruit during the summer as it allows you to stay hydrated. Hydration is super important for our bodies, especially during the summer time. Our bodies largely consist of water, and every cell in our body needs it. Watermelon contains vitamin A, C, potassium, and magnesium. It also contains a little amino acid called “citrulline”, which may help with improving your performance. Of course, watermelons also contain quite a few antioxidants, including vitamin C, lycopene, and carotenoids.

Watermelon Cucumber Slushies in different glasses with a glass straw sticking out to the side; with one close up and in focus

Antioxidants are an excellent way in order to reduce free radicals. Too many free radicals in our bodies built up oxidative stress, which is one of the main contributors to Western diseases, such as diabetes, heart attacks, stroke, and/or Alzheimer’s disease. Some antioxidants also have fantastic anti-cancer properties. Lycopene, for example, has been shown to reduce insulin-like growth factor. This hormone promotes cell division, which is crucial in controlling cancer cells (as those often can grow out of control). Another antioxidant promotes the autophagy of cancer cells. Autophagy is the process of removing damaged cells. You can read more about it in my post about “What are Zombie Cells?“. Altogether though, not too bad for the humble watermelon 🍉.

A tall glass of Watermelon Cucumber Slushie with a mint leaf sticking out at the top and two glass straws in focus

How can I adjust this Watermelon Cucumber Slushie recipe to my dietary requirements?

This recipe only consists of a few whole food ingredients and can therefore be enjoyed by all dietary requirements.

Watermelon Cucumber Slushie in a glass with a glass straw sticking out to the side with sugar being tossed onto the background

Similar Posts on the Blog

There are so many delicious, refreshing recipes on the blog. Be sure to also check out the following:

An empty watermelon cucumber slushie glass in focus

And that is it for this week. I hope you enjoy this delicious drink as much as we do over here. As always, please let me know what you think by either commenting on the post below and/or rating the recipe. Enjoy!

Watermelon Cucumber Slushie

Recipe by Ann Robejsek
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: DrinksCuisine: Summer drinkDifficulty: Super easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Freezing time

8

hours

This Watermelon Cucumber Slushie is delicious, easy, and the perfect refreshing drink for summer. Enjoy either as a mocktail or cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (330 gr.) frozen watermelon cubes

  • 1/2 cucumber

  • A handful of mint leaves

  • 1/2 a lime, juice

  • 1/4 cup water

  • Soda water or alcohol of choice for topping up

How to

  • Cut and freeze the watermelon into cubes for at least 8 hours in advance
  • In a high speed blender, add the watermelon, cucumber, mint leaves, lime juice, and a little bit of water. Blend on high until smooth
  • Add about 4 tablespoon of the slushie to a glass and then top up with either soda water or sparkling wine. Serve with either extra lime or mint juice and enjoy!

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