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Easy Homemade Fruit Slushies

Aug 18, 2016

In the summertime, there's nothing more refreshing than an ice cold slush. However, the slushies that you can buy at convenience stores are far from healthy. So to give my kids (and myself!) a healthy summer treat, we've been enjoying these simple fruit slushes made with real fruit and no added sugar.

These fruit slushes are healthy, use whole foods, and take only a matter of minutes to whip up!

A boy sipping a glass of fresh peach slush.


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Ingredients:

  • 1 whole fruit, pitted (e.g., peach or mango) or 1 cup of berries (e.g., blueberries or strawberries)
  • 1/3 cup coconut water
  • 2–3 tsp of agave nectar or honey
  • 15 ice cubes (roughly 1 1/2 cups)

Toss the ingredients, in order, into a blender. Use the ice crush function (if available) until all items are evenly mixed and the ice is crushed. Garnish with a piece of sliced fruit and serve!

Serves 2–3

A peach slushie next to a fresh peach and peach slices.

I prefer to use coconut water because it is a natural source of electrolytes. However, you can substitute regular water. Here are some other variations to try:
Variation #1: Try some milk (any kind!) as a replacement for coconut water to experiment with flavours such as peaches and cream or strawberries and cream.
Variation #2: Add a few squeezes of lemon juice to the recipe to create fruity lemonade slushes. We particularly love raspberry or strawberry lemonade slushes! They're so refreshing!

Article Author Dyan Robson
Dyan Robson

Read more from Dyan here.

Married to her high school sweetheart, Dyan is mom to two boys, J and K, who also teaches piano out of her home. On her blog And Next Comes L, Dyan shares her story of raising a child with hyperlexia, hypernumeracy and autism, amongst a variety of sensory activities for kids. You can find out more about their story on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Google+.

 

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