It’s the right season to make your own slushies and you can make some healthy alternatives to the sugar-filled varieties writes Sarah Wiedersehn, AAP.
Concerned about your health and sugar intake? Try a homemade smoothie for yourself or give these homemade healthy slushies or slurpies a test run and avoid the sugar-filled, shop-bought Slurpee alternatives:
PINEAPPLE, ORANGE AND PASSIONFRUIT SLUSHIE
2 cups pineapple juice
4 oranges, juiced (to make 2 cups)
2 cups crushed ice
Strain passionfruit pulp into a jug. Discard seeds. Combine, pineapple, orange, passionfruit juice and ice in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses.
1 cup of frozen mango pieces
1 cup of juice (apple, orange or pineapple)
Place fruit into blender and pour in of the juice Blend until smooth. Add a little more juice if required. If the juice is too liquid, place in freezer for a few minutes, break up any ice crystals, then serve.
Note: You can replace the fruit juice with coconut water if you want to reduce the sugar content. You can also replace the mango with any frozen fruit – e.g., watermelon, rockmelon or berries.
ICY STRAWBERRY SLUSH
4 tsp lemon juice
2 heaped tsp honey
10-12 ice cubes
Blend until smooth. Pour into 2 small cups or bowls. Get some spoons and enjoy.