Watermelon-Grapefruit Tequila Slushie

Yeah, the words 'tequila' and slushie tell you nearly everything you need to know about this one. I raced last Saturday, which meant I got to indulge a bit more on Saturday night. In this case, I was craving a frosty drink. However, I struggle with 'frosty' drinks as they're usually mostly shaved ice, and then they just get watery. So I used some watermelon flesh to create a texture that worked really well. More on that in a moment. Let's begin at the beginning...

I ran a trail 30k last weekend. In fact, I ran the USATF 30K championship, I just didn't know that that was what I had signed up for. It was in Colorado Springs so I was up at 3:45 AM, walking dogs at 4 AM, then driving my car south while blasting Tina Turner, because 'Simply the Best' is a great song to jam to during an early morning drive.

This was officially a 'training race' for me--I hadn't tapered, I hadn't really even taken a break, I was just racing to keep myself in the right headspace and see how things were looking for me from a training perspective. It wasn't my finest race, which I wasn't expecting--but I did come in with a sub 3 hour time on a moderately technical course that, by my GPS, was 17 miles. Not too shabby! I also got a few compliments on my downhill running, which means the strength training I'm doing for my back and core must be paying off, which is a big win. Here's a photo of me--all smiles at the finish line, but trust me--I wasn't smiling the whole race. It was tough!

Items You Need:

  • Four cups watermelon flesh, cubed

  • Juice of one grapefruit

  • Juice of one lemon

  • Tequila (gonna let you fill in the blank on the amount you want here...)

Directions:

  • Put all of your nonalcoholic items in your blender

  • Blend until smoothly pureed

  • Transfer into a freezer safe bowl, and put in the freezer

  • Every 20-30 minutes check on your mixture and stir it up, being sure to break up the ice chunks that are forming

  • Once the slushie texture is to your liking, pour your tequila into the bottom of a glass, then scoop slushie mix on top

  • Stir, enjoy. I didn't get the greatest photo--I don't own fancy margarita-type glasses, and also I was distracted by the urge to get to the drinking portion of the evening.

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