Strawberry Cantaloupe Slushie

I know everyone’s super busy this long weekend enjoying the last days of summer so I wanted to sneak in this extra post for the kids.Β  This is a quick and easy treat that will get some nutritious fruits into your little ones and beat the heat at the same time.Β  It takes less than 5 minutes of prep time so you’ll love it!

Strawberry Cantaloupe Slushie | Simply Fresh Dinners

You’ll have to be the judge of how much honey you add but I’m suggesting a tablespoon.Β  I’m hearing from a few readers that their melons are not as sweet as they would like so be sure to do a taste test before you put it in the freezer to set.

This is great as a dessert or when the kids are hungry mid-afternoon, this will tide them over till dinner.Β  They won’t even know it’s good for them!

This is a super quick post because I want to get out and enjoy the sunshine this weekend, too πŸ™‚ Β Cheers!

Strawberry Cantaloupe Slushie | Simply Fresh Dinners

 

Strawberry Cantaloupe Slushie
Author: Robyn
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • cantaoupe, cubed, about 2 cups
  • strawberries, washed, hulled, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey (do the taste test, may require more)
  • 1.5 cups ice (if using frozen strawberries, use 1 cup)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor and pulse until mushy but some chunks still left.
  2. Transfer to an open container and place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  3. Serve in individual bowls and garnish with fresh mint if desired.

 

15 Comments

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    Bam's Kitchen
    September 5, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    My kids would love this and so would I as it is super refreshing! Nicholas Farms and Barrie Farms has so many delicious fruits and veggies! I hope you are having a blast this weekend and taking a moment to stay unplugged! Take Care, sharing and pinning, yumming… etc!
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      Robyn
      September 6, 2015 at 5:58 am

      Thanks, Bobbi. It’s a fun little recipe for kids, for sure. I’m having a great time but, oh my gosh, it’s even more humid than usual here. Last night being outside was like being in an oven, lol.
      Having fun, too?
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    Susan
    September 5, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Refreshing. Would never thought of adding cantaloupe.

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    Stephanie
    September 5, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    I am in love with the fun and bright colors, my friend. Wow, everything just popped out at me {in a good way} πŸ™‚ Now this is something I would thoroughly enjoy and must visit the grocery store to get some strawberries and a cantaloupe.

    Have a lovely Sunday,sweet Robyn. Hugs!

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      Robyn
      September 6, 2015 at 6:19 am

      It’s so hot here this weekend, Stephanie, and kids just seem to love this. They can help make it, too. Don’t you love that there is a big push on to get kids learning about cooking healthy? Such an important life skill!
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    Linda
    September 6, 2015 at 3:33 am

    Great way to refresh oneself. Fresh fruits like these are my favorites. I love how the colors pop and I am sure it is quite tasty. You are staying busy. Love from W.W. so
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      Robyn
      September 6, 2015 at 6:27 am

      Thanks so much, Linda. Yup, always busy but kinda melting this weekend, lol.
      Hope you’re having a fun Labour Day! Can’t wait to see your fall dΓ©cor πŸ™‚
      Lots of love to you, Wonder Woman!
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    Anita Rivera
    September 6, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Good morning, sunshine! WOW.

    Wow on your recipe, because as far as slushies are concerned, I’ve always thought BERRIES. But melon? OH YEAH! But true, I haven’t eaten cantaloupe for a long time since the last one I ate was not sweet at all, but honey to the rescue! Long ago, I made a WATERMELON-PLUM slushie that was out of this world refreshing!

    NOW…..your photos. PERFECT! The aqua colored cups and spoons in contrast with the white and the food is brilliant my friend. Absolutely perfect.

    Ahhh…..a three-day weekend and after my first wild be wonderful week of school, I am enjoying myself. Hoping you are too! Much love, Anita

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    Robyn
    September 6, 2015 at 6:30 am

    I had never even made a slushie before, Anita, but it seemed to be the perfect thing for these wonderful fruits. I LOVE the idea of watermelon and plum! I just picked up a bunch of plums yesterday.
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments about the photos. (a tad over-processed but that couldn’t be helped, lol)
    So glad to hear you’re enjoying your time back teaching. Lucky students! Have fun this weekend, friend!
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    cheri
    September 6, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Hi Robyn, I would love this myself, as you know it’s been a little warm here in the PNW. Love how colorful and summery this looks. Happy week-end to you!
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      Robyn
      September 7, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks, Cheri – I’m with you, I think slushies are for adults, too! Hope you had a great weekend πŸ™‚
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    Jebbica
    September 11, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing at #FoodandFitnessFriday! I don’t like cantaloupe but it shore is purdy! πŸ˜‰ Have a great weekend!
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    Marla
    September 12, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Hi Robyn,
    Great recipe – sound so easy to make and so healthy. I bet this would taste wonderful and be so refreshing on a hot summer evening. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.
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    Tim
    July 13, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Cantaloupe is one of my favorites and this looks so beautiful. I must try it.
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