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Watermelon & Basil Slushie

Alison Murray Dairy-free, Dessert, Drinks, Gluten-free, Paleo, Raw, Recipes, Resources, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wholefood Blender Party 11 Comments

Happy weekend everyone! What’s been going on in your fabulous world the past seven days? We finally bought a new fridge for our place which came on Friday – it’s already full to the brim! The heatwave here in Melbourne has also broken, which makes my refreshing and cooling Watermelon & Basil Slushy feel a bit redundant today.

I’ve spent all week complaining loudly about sweltering in the heat so I’m going to enjoy this lycopene-rich slushy anyway and try to image I’m on a tropical beach somewhere 😉 The Weekend Wholefood Blender Party is a bit of a tropical paradise for me, as it’s where we can all share our favourite wholefood drink recipes.

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Last week’s linked up recipes featured some of my favourite ingredients, with antioxidant-rich pomegranates in Urban Naturale’s Pomegranate Power Smoothie, anti-cancer and high flavonoid raspberries in Coconut and Berries Raspberry Almond Smoothie, and vitamin-C bursting oranges in I Spy Plum Pie’s Citrus Iced Tea.

Thanks for joining in the Blender Party last week everyone, you all brought along such delicious and inventive recipes 😀

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 Pomegranate Power Smoothie
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Raspberry Almond Smoothie
Coconut and Berries

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Citrus Iced Tea– I Spy Plum Pie

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Ally’s Party Favour: Watermelon & Basil Slushy

Basil and lime brighten and lift the flavour of lycopene-rich watermelon in this slushy recipe. While you can use chilled watermelon from your fridge for this drink, try freezing your watermelon overnight for an extra-icy, refreshing summer slushie experience.

Watermelon & Basil Slushy - Om Nom Ally

Watermelon & Basil Slushy
Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, soy-free, wheat-free, raw, vegan.
Serves: 2
  • 2 cups chopped watermelon
  • 1½ cups ice cubes
  • juice of one lime
  • 2-3 basil leaves, finely minced
  1. Chill or freezer watermelon overnight.
  2. Add all ingredients to bowl of a blender and blend until smooth. Spoon into two glasses and serve immediately.

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  1. I just discovered your blog and am loving it so far. As well, this is a great link-up party. I’ve shared my Tropical Dessert Smoothie. It’s gluten-free and vegan 🙂

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  2. Happy belated Valentine’s 🙂

    Your watermelon smoothie is right up my street, can’t wait to try it!!!

    I’m sharing my Popeye Power Punch Smoothie, quite a mouthful, haha.

    Works like a natural protein shake – and you’ll also get vitamin c and betacarotene from the mango: great for your skin, eyes and immune system!

    P.S. Love the new look of your site – very vibrant and professional!

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      Thanks for the comment and the kind words Sandra, Happy belated Valentine’s to you too! Your smoothie might be a mouthful, but it’s also awesomely delicious and nutritious sounding! I can’t wait to try it 🙂 Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Wholefood Blender Party this week.

  3. Hi Allison,
    Thank you so much for featuring my pomegranate smoothie post! I sincerely appreciate it! This week I shared “Whatever is in my kitchen green smoothie surprise”! All the best, Deborah

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