What a healthy and most delicious way to enjoy a summertime slush, am I right?! I just can’t with these melon slushes! They’re absolutely heavenly, sweet like candy, and so fruity.
I had them in Iran, when I visited while in college. It was summer and hot as can be. We’d come in from the scorching outdoors and be so thirsty. While visiting family one day, my mom’s cousin’s wife (that part’s not important anyway) welcomed us in her home with an icy honeydew drink. It was gorgeous and I downed mine so fast. So naturally, I spent the rest of the time at their house not paying attention to conversation because I was too busy being mad at myself for drinking mine so fast that I had to be tortured watching everyone else drink theirs, with glasses still mostly full. Also, I was focusing on fighting myself to not ask for another melon slush because that’d be embarrassing and awkward. But staring at people’s drinks and as they picked them up and lowered them down while never speaking a word wasn’t. Don’t even wonder why. It’s not worth it, and I don’t even have a grasp on it myself.
We all have our socially awkward moments. Mine just might be a couple more or maybe 400 times more frequent than the average person’s, if I had to guess.
Moving away from that, this glorious drink is called paloodeh talebi (pronounced pAloodeh tAlebi). And I wouldn’t drink it again until recently when I was like, “Wait a second, why have I still never made paloodeh talebi?!” Especially because it literally involves no effort, I don’t understand why I haven’t made it a million times in my life after first tasting that luscious, gorgeous thing. Again, no grasping and zero point in wondering.
Just like my lemonade slushy I posted a few weeks ago, this one is also very natural and way tastier than those fake slushies you can get at the Kwik-E-Mart.
I used cantaloupe here because that’s what I had on hand, but obviously honeydew works equally beautifully. I’m so in love with how delicious, healthy, and easy it is to make! It’s a wonderful way to get your fruit and water in too! Needless to mention, there are many wonderful micronutrients in melons and their seeds even contain the great linolenic acid. Linolenic acid is not too commonly found relative to its relative, linoleic acid, but it’s health benefits are way more amazing. It’s a wonderful, natural anti-inflammatory and we just don’t get enough of it.
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- ½ of a cantaloupe (or honeydew)
- 2 tablespoons (or to taste) of sugar (If using honeydew, you might not even need the extra sweetness.)
- 14 ice cubes (or 1 ice cube tray)
- Remove seeds from cantaloupe.
- slice cantaloupe into sections and cut out the cantaloupe from the rind.
- Cut peeled cantaloupe into large chunks and throw into blender.
- Add sugar and ice to blender.
- Blend until fully combined.
- Serve and enjoy!