MARS'S WATERMELON BASIL SLUSHY. 25 Feb 2013
For all of you Fit Hip Healthy moms out there...
Mars loves watermelon. Like, he's totally head-over-heels in love with watermelon. It's way out of season, but I bend my "rules" and go to great lengths to find the most deliciously ripe melon for him. It's not always an easy find during the dead of winter here in Philly, so I started thinking of new ways for him to eat the less than favorable versions of his favorite warm-weather fruit. Bring on the Watermelon Basil Slushy!
Mars's Watermelon Basil Slushy Recipe
Ingredients: 2-3 cups of watermelon, 6-8 cubes of ice
, 2-3 tablespoons agave, honey or coconut simple sugar
, 3 basil leaves
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender (Vitamix) until smooth. Freeze in an ice tray for a more frozen, icy consistency and eat with the spoon, (or your hands) like Mars does in the images above.
Images of Mars at 19 months via Lauren