AAAAAAAHHHH!!!! Nothing is better on a hot afternoon than a cold wet slush. Below are some recipes to help you and your kids rehydrate and fuel up for more fun in the sun. Read on for some basic recipes to get you started. I’m sure you will come up with more of your own.
Nutrient Boosting Add Ins
The fresh and frozen fruit in the recipes is great, but adding Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen will boost the protein content from almost nothing to a whopping 10 gm per scoop. That turns this frozen drink into a filling afternoon snack!
The last recipe already calls for this, but adding 2 Tbs of Ramiel Nagel’s High Vitamin C Powder gives it a huge antioxidant boost and turns any fruit drink into a super sour slush. If someone in your family is coming down with a summer cold, then this can help knock it right out of them.
Adding 1/4 tsp Walkabout Australian Emu Oil per serving will give everyone loads of beneficial nutrients like Omega Fatty Acids, Vitamin K, Vitamin D3, and CLA.
Frozen Fruit Lemonade
This recipe has been an extended family favorite for a few years now. It can be made with any frozen fruit you have available. Kids love it! For this round of taste testing, we used blueberries, but, we’ve done it with strawberries, mango, pineapple, and raspberries in the past. If you’re in a hurry, you can eliminate the fresh squeezed lemon, but I find it adds some POW to the overall flavor.
2 cups lemonade
2 cups frozen fruit
juice of 1 fresh lemon
couple handfuls of ice
Blend all ingredients on high until desired consistency. Makes 3.
Fizzy Cantaloupe Lime Frozen Refresher
For this recipe, you want to cut up and freeze the cantaloupe in advance, a couple hours will do to freeze melon cubes.
1 cup frozen cantaloupe cubes
1 cup unflavored seltzer
Juice of 1 lime
Couple handfuls of ice
Place all ingredients in a blender and puree to desired consistency. Add more ice or seltzer if needed. Makes 2.
Tropical Fruit Coconut Water Slush
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut water
1 cup fresh watermelon
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup frozen mango
1/4 cup 100% white grape juice (for a sugar free sweetener)
1 handful ice
Blend all ingredients on high until desired consistency. Add more ice, or grape juice as needed. Makes 2-3.
Grapefruit Raspberry Sweet Tart Slush
This one was my favorite of this bunch. Very refreshing for a hot summer day!
1 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup 100% pink grapefruit juice
2 Tbs honey
1/2 cup coconut water
1 handful of ice
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until nice and smooth. Add more honey, coconut water or ice if needed.
Cucumber Lime Mint Slush
This might seem like a weird combination, but was rather tasty. Probably better for adults than children, and maybe with a shot of rum!
Juice from 2 limes
8-12 large mint leaves
2 Tbs honey
Couple handfuls of ice
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until desired consistency. Add more honey or ice if needed. Makes 2
Sour Strawberry Melon Slush
Combining two of kids’ favorite summer fruits makes this recipe a crowd pleaser. This recipe requires the watermelon to be cubed and frozen at least two hours prior to making, so make sure to have plenty on hand for the whole neighborhood!
2 1/2 cups cubed frozen watermelon
3/4 cup fresh strawberries
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut water
Handful ice cubes
2 Tbs Organic High Vitamin C Powder
Directions: Combine the first 4 ingredients in a blender and blend on high to desired consistency. Add more ice or coconut water as needed. Then add the Organic High Vitamin C Powder and blend for a few seconds. Makes 3.