Ah, summer. The time for hiking, barbecues, and iced drinks (seriously, my ice consumption probably increases about 200%). While it’s not technically summer yet, it very well feels like it. And that means iced beverages galore.

If you’re looking for a thirst-quenching, healthy beverage to enjoy on a hot day, look no further. Unlike the sugar-laden slushies of our childhoods, this slushie is almost entirely watermelon: AKA, hydration. Watermelon is about 92% water, and if you include coconut water, you’ll get your fair share of rejuvenating electrolytes. Not only is this beverage hydrating, but it’s refined-sugar free, rich in potassium, and vegan. Bonus: kids love it too!

Enjoy this slushie on a warm Saturday afternoon, and if it’s that kind of afternoon, a touch of vodka is a great addition (not for the kids though, obviously).

How To Make a 4-Ingredient Watermelon Slushie


  • 4 cups frozen watermelon cubes
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup watermelon juice (or coconut water)
  • Optional: ½ tbsp maple syrup (or honey, if not vegan)
  • Optional: 4 leaves fresh mint


  1. To make frozen watermelon cubes, simply cut up fresh watermelon into bite-sized chunks and freeze. Easy as that. Alternatively, just freeze our in-house watermelon juice in ice cube trays!
  2. Once you have your frozen watermelon cubes, blend all ingredients well.
  3. For the kids: serve as is. For the adults (if you’re feeling it): add 1 oz alcohol of choice, and top with fresh mint if using.
  4. Enjoy!



watermelon slushie

Outside of her role as a Social Media and Content Coordinator, Carli enjoys exploring the local trails, testing various health food trends, spending time with loved ones, and fawning over any dog she lays eyes on.

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