Watermelon Basil Electrolyte Slush

Servings: 4 (10-12 oz. each); Total Time: 5-minutes

Recipe developed by: Shannon Costello, RDN, LD with CFW


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cubed seedless watermelon
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves*
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
  • ½ small lime, juiced
  • Ice, as needed

*Try this slush using fresh mint leaves, too!

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
  2. Add all ingredients except ice to a blender and blend until desired consistency. If using fresh watermelon, consider adding ice for a slushier consistency.
  3. Serve and drink immediately. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 days, but is best consumed immediately.

TIP: Easily adjust recipe quantities for a single serving slush.

Nutrition Benefits

Electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium) are key for muscle contraction, nerve function, regulating blood pressure, and hydrating the body. Coconut water is rich in these electrolytes with no added sugar, unlike many sports drinks. Watermelon provides a refreshing flavor, punch of potassium and antioxidants, and is already 90% water making it great for hydrating.