Watermelon Slushie

This is another refreshing slushie for a hot summer day, which is very similar to the previous slushie that I posted. Simply take one medium sized watermelon and slice the flesh into cubes. Put them in plastic containers and put in the freezer overnight or until frozen. Then into your smoothie maker fill it with frozen melon cubes up to the max fill line. Add about a tablespoon of honey, as well as the juice of half a large lemon. You will need to add some water in order to get it to blend easily. Start by filling the smoothie maker cup 1/4 of the way with water. Then blend everything together. If you find it is not blending easily then add a little more water and try again as required. Once it is blended there will be more room in the cup and so you can add more cubes of the frozen melon. Blend again and repeat until you have used about half of the melon cubes. To serve I found it easiest to spoon the slushie into tall glasses and then add a thick straw.

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Honeydew Slushie

This is such a refreshing slushie for a hot summer day. Simply take one honeydew melon and slice the flesh into cubes. Put them in a plastic container and put in the freezer overnight or until frozen. Then into your smoothie maker add as many of the frozen melon cubes as you can fit up to the max fill line. Add about a tablespoon of honey, as well as the juice and zest of half a large lemon. You will need to add some water in order to get it to blend easily. Start by filling the smoothie maker cup 1/4 of the way with water. Then blend everything together. If you find it is not blending easily then add a little more water and try again as required. Once it is blended there will be more room in the cup and so you can add more cubes of the frozen melon. Blend again and repeat until you have used about half of the melon cubes. To serve I found it easiest to spoon the slushie into glasses.

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Daim Bar Milkshake

This one is so bad for you, but tastes oh so good. My husband couldn’t get enough of it.

  • All you need is 3 Daim bars crushed up and added to you smoothie maker cup.
  • Then add a little bit of milk so that the Daim bar is covered. You only want enough to help blend up the Daim bars fully.
  • Then let it blend until you can get it as fine as possible.
  • Then all you need to do is fill the rest of the smoothie maker with vanilla ice cream.
  • Give it another little blend just so that everything is mixed together, and then you can serve.

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Cherry Milkshake

For this one I took one banana and broke it up into my smoothie maker cup. Then I added a couple of handfuls of frozen morello cherries. I find buying berries already frozen is cheaper than buying fresh and less work for me. Plus they blend better when frozen. Blueberries for example seem to go a bit gelatinous if not frozen when used in a smoothie. Then I covered the fruit with milk and added a couple of spoons of vanilla ice cream before blending together. I placed another frozen cherry on top as a garnish before serving.

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Grapefruit and Banana Smoothie

For this one I took 1 white grapefruit, 2 bananas, a dash of pineapple juice and plenty of ice all blended together. I don’t normally like strong citrus fruits in my smoothies, but this kind of grapefruit is a bit sweeter and the banana helped to balance it out. My husband said it was like a sweet and sour version of a smoothie.

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Blueberry Milkshake

My brother got me a propper smoothie maker for Christmas, which is so much more efficient than using the hand blender that I used to use. Even though it’s not really the weather for smoothies, it hasn’t stopped me from trying it out. This one uses blueberries, some semi skimmed milk and a couple of spoons of vanilla ice cream. However if I were to make this again I would probably use less blueberries as it went a bit too thick in the end.

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