Raw Vegan Watermelon Slush
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Cuisine: raw food, raw vegan, gluten-free
Serves: 2-4
  • 8 cups ripe seedless watermelon
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • A pinch of salt
  • ½ cup water or more as needed
  • Some maple syrup to taste (optional, only if the watermelon is not sweet enough)
  1. Roughly chopping up the watermelon, so it's easier to blend in the blender.
  2. Put the watermelon into a blender, and blend until smooth.
  3. Place a large Ziplock bag on a baking sheet and pour the watermelon juice into the bag. Tightly seal the bag and lay it flat on the baking sheet. Stick the baking sheet with the bag in the freezer overnight.
  4. Take out the frozen watermelon juice from the freezer. Keep the Ziplock bag sealed and break up the watermelon into smaller pieces, so that it'll breakdown easier in the blender.
  5. Add the watermelon ice cubes, lemon juice, and salt into the blender, and blend until it becomes a slushie. You'll need to add some water to it to help it blend. Be careful not to add more than you need, as you can easily make it too thin and watery. If you don't own a high speed blender like Vitamix or Blendtec, don't add all the watermelon ice into the blender at once, do it in parts. If you have a Vitamix, use the tamper and blend it into a nice slush.
  6. Add maple syrup to taste, if the watermelon needs sweetening and mix well.
  7. Pour it into a glass and serve it with a straw.
Recipe by Mariko Sakata | Raw Food and Plant-based Recipes at https://marikosakata.com/raw-vegan-watermelon-slushie/