This paleo watermelon slushy is so nice for the hot summer days. It’s refreshing, filled with nutrients and super delicious. It’s super easy to make with only four ingredients.

What’s a slushy?

A slushy is a popular drink promoted to kids (and adults). You’ll often see them in amusement parks or at fairs. They’re made with artificially flavoured ice, combined with soda and have a very bright (unnatural) color. They are loaded with refined sugar and chemicals that are very inflammatory to the body. Replacing them with natural ingredients is a great way to still enjoy a slushy, minus the added sugar and chemicals, just like this paleo watermelon slushy.

The ingredients for this paleo watermelon slushy

Watermelon: is high in vitamins and minerals and also very hydrating. It’s mainly in season during the months of July and August.
You’ll need around half a watermelon for this recipe, or 8 cups of watermelon cubes.

Ice cubes: You can use ice cubes or crushed ice.

Maple syrup: to add in some extra sweet flavour you can add in a little maple syrup. This ingredient is optional.

Lime: You’ll need the juice of one fresh lime, which is around 2 tablespoons.


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Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 slushies
Calories 124


  • blender


  • 1/2 watermelon (peeled and cut into pieces)
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 lime (squeezed)


  • Add the watermelon, ice cubes, maple syrup and lime juice to a blender.
  • Blend and serve.
Calories: 124kcal
Course: Drinks
Keyword: easy, paleo, summer


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fiber: 4g

Another way to make this watermelon slushy

As described in the recipe is the fastest way to make the slushy. But if you have a bit more patience. You can cut up the watermelon and let if freeze overnight. Then the next day you can add it to the blender without adding the ice cubes. It will make the slushy a bit more firm and extra cold.

But if you just have a watermelon laying around and want to prepare the recipe right away. As described will get you this delicious slushy fast! I listed it in this way because my four-year old chose a watermelon in the grocery store and wanted me to prepare it the moment we got home.