This strawberry watermelon slushee is another throwback to my childhood. Like I have mentioned so many times before, a lot of the recipes that I share on this site are from my childhood. My mother was such a fantastic cook and I owe my love of real food and cooking to her.
During the summer, this is one of my favorite drinks to make. It is cold and refreshing and really quenches your thirst. Plus, it’s a cinch to make, so you can stay hydrated and satisfied on the hottest summer days.
When I was a kid, my mom would make this for us after we had been out horseback riding on a hot summer day. Every time I taste it as an adult, I am magically transported back to being a child. Nothing like fond memories to get you through from time to time!
Shout out to my friend Suzanne from Strands of My Life for shooting the photo for this recipe!
Quick Note On Gelatin Types: I always like to add a tablespoon or so of gelatin into my smoothies for added nutrition. When it comes to gelatin, you don’t want any old gelatin off the supermarket shelves. You want to look for 100% grass-fed gelatin from healthy animals. That is why I recommend Vital Proteins Grass-Fed Gelatin products exclusively. I have compared this brand with other brands on the market and the quality far surpasses anything else I’ve tried. I am thrilled to be one of their affiliate partners and support such a great product.
Vital Proteins offers two types of gelatin. The green top (Collagen Protein) is what you need for this recipe and for recipes where you are making gummies, “jello”, etc. The blue top (Collagen Peptides) is cold water soluble and does not thicken or gel like gelatin does. Both are very nutritious, but can’t be used interchangeably.
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- Put the watermelon and seltzer water in a high-powered blender (I LOVE my Vitamix!) and blend until combined.
- Add stevia, gelatin, and frozen strawberries and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.