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Watermelon, Raspberry, Lemon Slush

Serves 4.

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    When life gives you lemons, make this lemonade-inspired water infusion.

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    To make this infusion an electrolyte-rich post-workout drink, forgo the ice, add a splash of unsweetened coconut water, and toss in a pinch of Himalayan sea salt.

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    Watermelon, Raspberry, Lemon Slush

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup (250 mL) cubed watermelon
    • 1 cup (250 mL) raspberries
    • 1 large lemon, sliced
    • 6 cups (1.5 L) water

    Directions

    01

    Place watermelon, raspberries, and lemon slices in large pitcher. Lightly press down on fruit with wooden spoon to release flavour and juice. Pour water over top.

    02

    Place infusion in refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours.

    03

    Just before serving, crush 8 ice cubes in blender. Stir crushed ice u201cslushu201d into water infusion. Pour and serve right away.

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