Sparkling watermelon slush will keep kids hydrated in hot weather

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Children can cool off in hot weather with this watermelon slush. Naturally sweet and simple, this parent-pleasing healthy beverage is a tasty kid-approved summer treat.

Keep a jug handy in the refrigerator to hydrate them through their days of activity.

Watermelon Berry Slush

1 l (4 cups) cubed, seeded watermelon

Children can cool off in hot weather with this watermelon slush. Naturally sweet and simple, this parent-pleasing healthy beverage is a tasty kid-approved summer treat.

Keep a jug handy in the refrigerator to hydrate them through their days of activity.

Watermelon Berry Slush

1 l (4 cups) cubed, seeded watermelon

1 pkg (300 g/10 oz) frozen raspberries

1 bottle (350 ml/12 oz) sparkling mineral water

Place watermelon in a single layer in a shallow pan. Freeze until firm. Remove from freezer and let stand for 5 minutes. Place watermelon in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Alternate adding frozen raspberries and mineral water, processing until smooth.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional information per serving: 50 calories, 1 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 3 g fibre.

Source: National Watermelon Promotion Board, www.watermelon.org

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