This last week of summer "vacation" has left me overwhelmed with feelings of nostalgia. Although it has been many years since the first week of September meant back to school I still feel the same sadness for summers end (and the same desire to buy school supplies). Also, this week is the Hampton Classic which has made me miss my equestrian days quite deeply. I was a committed horseback rider for most of my childhood and teenage years. While I competed in many horse shows up and down the East Coast the Hampton Classic was always one of my favorites. I may stop by tomorrow or Friday and watch some of the classes I used to show in. It has been far too long since I've been to a horse show!
As I start to think about packing up our rental house and heading back to NYC and reality I am reminding myself how much I love the upcoming season. I love fall and am excited for crisp days, my birthday, local apples, light jackets and sweater, boots and all things pumpkin spice.
While it is still summer I wanted to share a recipe that satisfies all of my feelings of nostalgia. This Watermelon Slushie tastes like something I would have enjoyed as a child-perhaps after a long, hot day at a horse show? The key is to freeze the watermelon chunks ahead of time, simply pop them in a container or Ziploc bag and place in the freezer. The combination of watermelon and almond milk is unexpected but delicious!
- 1 cup frozen watermelon chunks
- 1 cup almond milk ( I use OMilk)
- liquid stevia to taste
- In a high speed blender or Vitamix combine all ingredients until smooth
- Adjust sweetness to taste