Keep cool this Fourth of July with a watermelon summer slushy! We’ve adapted and put our own beauty twist on this popular cooler recipe, substituting hydrating coconut ice cubes and calming honey for regular ice and white sugar.
The summer sun can be notoriously tough on skin, but with watermelon as the drink’s base it’ll give your complexion a nice dewey look and act as a natural sunscreen with its high amount of lycopene. And with the addition of lime juice (it lightens aging sunspots from the inside out), you can squeeze in a little extra pool time this holiday and not feel the burn. Just don’t forget the wide-brimmed hat!
Happy Fourth of July!
Beauty Food: Watermelon Summer Slushy
Makes: 4 Servings
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
4 cups cubed and seeded watermelon
10 ice cubes (for an added beauty boost, make from coconut water)
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
¼ cup white sugar (or substitute half the amount with honey)
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Put watermelon and coconut ice cubes into a blender. Pour lime juice, honey and salt on top and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass, find a chaise lounge and relax!