A perfect substitute for your children who want that sugar laden slushie and you need a really awesome substitute!
Grandson Tommy walked in one day and announced he wish he could have a slushie and did I know how to make one. My first thought and outloud to him was “slushie are only flavored sugar”. Yes I am sure we all had a few in our youth. Within minutes of really thinking about it, why not? I had some frozen raspberries in my freezer so I asked Tommy if raspberries would do for the flavor and we would see what we could come up with. He was in!
I pulled out the Vitamix because I knew I was going to need power to make that ice “slushie”. Tommy was definitely intrigued as we proceeded on with our test. We gave it a whirl and dropped in some stevia and then gave it a taste. One thing with liquid stevia … a few drops at a time and a taste test is very important. You can’t go back!
We figured out the perfect sweet and tangy burst of flavor and Tommy was excited. While he enjoyed his portion, I got to thinking that if someone wanted a creamy version they could add some milk or cream and some greek yogurt and create a creamier version. This giving this refreshing treat some more nutrients.
What I really loved is a special treat for kids that I know is a healthier alternative.
Added bonus: there was some leftover so I put it back in the freezer. A few days later Hannah and Mason got to taste test when I took it out and let it melt for a few minute and put it in my bullet blender since it was already a slushie I didn’t have to worry about breaking down the ice. Perfect! Oh yes, they loved it. Every once in a while I see them go to the freezer to see if there is another one waiting!
Kid Tested – MamaLisa approved!
- 1 cup ice
- ½ cup raspberries, frozen
- ¼ cup milk
- 1½ TBL. Greek Yogurt (Trader Joes)
- 8-10 drops Stevia Extract Liquid
- Place all ingredients in a Vita Mix or similar blender and process. Taste and adjust the sweetness if so desired.
I made this on request from grandson Tommy. He wished I could make a slushie and of course those are laden with sugar. I decided to try with raspberries in my freezer. I made his without the milk and yogurt and he loved it. Which is not considering the alternative! I decided to make it creamy for a little more health benefits. So make it either way.
I also learned that blending more is best to get that crushed ice texture. My first go round wasn't as slushie as the ones I make now.
Creamy: Calories 56 |Fat 3g |Carbs 6g |Fiber 2g |Sugars 4g |Protein 2g
Icy: Calories: 17.5 |Carbs 4g |Fiber 2g |Sugar 1g
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