Fruit Slush

Fruit Slush

  Ingredients  

Makes 4 servings
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Directions
Blend first three ingredients until smooth. Sweeten to taste.

* Our testers heated the frozen strawberries in a microwave until they were soft enough to mix with a blender. Also, add ice or vanilla frozen yogurt to change the consistency.

 

 

• 3 cups frozen fruit (such as frozen strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or melon)

• 1 tsp. vanilla extract

• 1 cup fat-free milk or non-fat plain yogurt

• Sweetener as needed: about 1-3 Tbsp. sugar or the equivalent in artificial sweetener

 
 

 

 

 


(Calculations are approximations. The nutritional content may vary depending upon degree of cooking and cooking method.)

  • Calories: 115
  • Total Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrate: 23 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • % of Calories from Fat: 0 %
  • % of Calories from Carbohydrate: 80 %
  • % of Calories from Protein: 20 %
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Calcium: 146 mg
  • Sodium: 50 mg

  • Fruit Slush is a lower-calorie snack than the Blues Buster Smoothie. It will probably make for a better between-meal snack than the smoothie will.
  • Try using Splenda® in this recipe to sweeten instead of sugar. Splenda® can be used in equal amounts to regular sugar and has no carbohydrates or calories. Splenda® can be found in most local retailers next to other sugar substitutes. The product is made from natural sugar and is safe for pregnant woman, children, and diabetics.
  • One serving of fruit is about ½ cup of fresh fruit or ½ cup of juice. This recipe provides about 1 ½ servings of fruit per person.
  • The milk or yogurt adds protein to this recipe. Protein is important for everyone to help build bones and muscles and fight off illness. Most Americans get enough protein on a daily basis, the recommendation is about 0.6-0.8 grams of protein per kilogram body weight. Calculate your weight in kilograms by dividing your weight in pounds by 2.2. The daily requirement is different for infants, children, and adolescents as their protein needs change throughout growth and development.
  • If you are trying to gain weight, add non-fat dry milk or soy protein powder to boost the calorie content. Chocolate sauce, peanut butter, or honey will work too! Speak to or ask a Registered Dietitian about protein powder before you supplement your food!

 

  • Adults please supervise children if they are using the blender. Keep little fingers away from the blades at all times!
  • Make sure the fruit is soft enough to blend, frozen fruit will be difficult to work with.

Recipe courtesy of 5 A Day For Better Health, National Cancer Institute