Summer Slushies

It’s a long, hot summer, and we have the perfect way to cool down. Take a break from the sunshine, and enjoy this cold, fruit-flavored treat.

Have you ever seen seedless watermelons at the grocery and wondered how they came to be? It’s a common misconception that seedless watermelons are a GMO fruit, when actually they are created by cross-breeding watermelons with different traits. There is no genetic modification involved.

Only eight GMO crops are currently commercially available in the United States: alfalfa, canola, corn, cotton, papaya, soybeans, squash and sugar beets. Of those, papaya and squash are the only two whole foods you’ll find in the store today. The others are available as ingredients in packaged foods. GMO or non-GMO, you can rest assured that the food on those shelves is equally healthy and nutritious.

Cheers to summer and a convenient slushie recipe to cool down. This recipe is courtesy of Hy-Vee. Find more recipes at hy-vee.com.

Summer Slushies

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 6 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Cups Watermelon Diced
  • 1 Cup Strawberries Cut Up
  • 1/4 Cup Green Tea Chilled
  • 2 Tablespoons Agave Nectar
  • 1 Lime Seeded and Juiced
  • 2 Cups Ice Cubed
  • Watermelon Wedges, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Place cut-up watermelon, strawberries, green tea, agave nectar and lime juice in a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes. Cover and blend until smooth and slushy. Serve immediately. Garnish with watermelon wedges, if desired.
  • For the adults-only version: Add 1 ounce of tequila per drink.

Notes

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories: 70
Carbohydrate: 19 grams
Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Dietary Fiber: 1 gram
Fat: 0 grams
Protein: 1 gram
Saturated Fat: 0 grams
Sodium: 0 milligrams
Sugars: 16 grams
Trans Fats: 0 grams
Daily Values
15% vitamin A
50% vitamin C
2% calcium
2% iron