Slurpies! Spring Colors and Summer Promises


As a child the “slurpy” and “icee” were sugar delights that danced in front of our eyes.  Colors and flavors frozen to the perfect drink and crunch.  Guaranteed to sugar hype the best of kids and adults.  In my teen years friends used them to hide schnapps and vodka while smiling innocently at the teachers.  As an adult they are those stolen moments that carry me back to the past.

Much to my delight in Dana Jacobs – 12 Best Foods Cookbook – is a healthy recipe Slurpy!

Filled with antioxidants and vitamins there is no guilt to these slurpies.

Watermelon-Blueberry Slurpy

This frosty slush is refreshing on a hot day.

1 cup frozen cubed seedless red watermelon

3/4 cup; frozen blueberries

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger

1/2 cup unfiltered apple juice

Juice of 1/2 lime

In a blender, combine the watermelon, blueberries, ginger, apple juice and lime juice.  Blend until pureed and still slightly pulpy.  Pour into a wide glass and serve with a spoon.

Makes 1 serving

Per Serving: 192 calories, 2g fat, 0g saturated fat, 2g protein, 47g carbohydrates, 6g fiber

Alternate Boosts include:

Adding a Smoothie Essentials Boost; fiber, women’s blend, protein, and multivitamin (for example – and yes they can all be added – no flavor no color) can turn this quick cooling slushie into a great meal replacement.

Adding a touch of vodka or tequila will make this an adult party drink with numerous health boosts.

Freeze it for a few minutes and have a sorbet to serve with fresh summer fruits.  The perfect dessert.

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