The Slushie Reinvented! 7 Natural Icy Drink Ideas 

Now don’t get me wrong—sometimes I not-so-secretly enjoy a good movie theater slushie.

They’re kind of addicting and they make you feel like you’re eating snow. And I mean, who doesn’t like to eat snow? No? Just me?

But here’s the problem with those kinds of slushies—they’re full of preservatives and additives, and lend nothing to your health. And we’re just not about that artificially-colored, preservative-ridden, syrupy life. We need something that’s actually good for our health and tastes great.

We’re talking natural, homemade, and refreshingly delicious fruit slushies that are incredibly simple to make. Better yet, these fresh slushie recipes are actually good for you! They're stocked with electrolytes and vitamins, thanks to all that fruit you’ll be slurping down!

Take a peek at these naturally yummy slushies and give them a go!

Summer Cantaloupe Slush by Honest and Tasty

Summer Cantaloupe Slush

If you’ve never thrown a honeydew or cantaloupe into a blender with some ice, do it. It turns into something absolutely sensational and irresistible. 

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Cucumber, Lime, and Mint Cooler by Girl Cooks World

Cucumber, Lime, and Mint Cooler

The combination of the cucumber and mint gives this tart slushie a very cool twist. Add a pinch of sugar to this one for a hint of sweetness.

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Homemade Watermelon Slush by Say Yes

Homemade Watermelon Slush

Seriously, look at that texture. This watermelon slushie with its flavor-balancing squeeze of lime is simply perfection.

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All-Natural Lemonade Slush by Honest and Tasty

All-Natural Lemonade Slush

Obviously, we had to include the ultimate frozen lemonade. This one is a definite YES. 

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Orange Slush by Bourbon and Honey

Orange Slush

This recipe uses agave for some sweetness to make a delightful orange slushie. You can also use honey for a little bit of a deeper flavor.

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Frozen Strawberry Lemonade by As Easy as Apple Pie

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

Who doesn’t love a nice strawberry lemonade? This frozen take on a popular favorite is so pretty, yet still so easy to make. If you don’t have fresh strawberries on hand, reach for frozen! They’re frozen at the peak of ripeness to ensure the best flavor. Alternatively, grab some fresh, seasonal raspberries, blackberries, or even blueberries instead! Hello, antioxidants!

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Mango Granita by Dishes from My Kitchen

Mango Granita

Not only are mangoes one of the most delicious things on the planet, they’re also packed with over 20 vitamins and minerals, they’re good for your skin & hair, and are believed to be an aphrodisiac. Can the “fruit” in your movie theater slushie provide the same? Yep, that’s a no in every way, particularly when it stains your teeth blue or red--never a good look.

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So go ahead and give them a try! Your tastebuds and body will thank you.

About the Author

I'm a recent PhD graduate, with a degree in pathology/immunology. I love to cook with quality ingredients, free of additives, in order to maintain a natural and healthy lifestyle. 'Healthy' to me is about balance and wholesome ingredients, not about low-cal, fat-free, low-carb, salad-only recipes, because butter and salt are my friends and they're nutritious too, guys!