Slushies are kinda disgusting…completely gross. They’re loaded with so much sugar and artificial colouring. But you know…some people like them. They’re too sweet for me, but on a warm day I can see how they’d be remotely appealing. So I decided to upgrade the low life slushie to something actually nutritious and still really tasty. This is extremely kid-friendly…and it’s great for us who pretend not to like sugar in advancement of our health. Yah, I admit it. I love the taste of sugar. Confession time is over…
Oh, and just so you know, this recipe is still a little high in natural sugars (which are actually good for you), but it’s a good idea to balance this drink with a small protein snack to keep your blood sugars more stable. My excuse for protein with this drink was PB & J, which is probably pretty pathetic since the amount of PB on my toast was insignificant. Whatever. I give you permission to drink this any way you wish. It serves one, so double it up if you feel like sharing.
Blueberry Sunset Slushie
- 1 orange, peeled*
- 1 tbsp. agave nectar
- 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
- 2 tsp. maple syrup
- 6 ice cubes
*I left a bit of the white pith on the orange. This pith contains bioflavonoids which are great for you!
Blend the orange, agave, and 3 ice-cubes together. Set aside in a cup. Whirl up the blueberries, syrup, and the rest of the ice together. Now layer the orange and blueberry mixture together in a pretty glass. Add a straw and pretend you’re in the Bahamas.
Nutritional Info: Cals: 209, Fat: .5g, Sodium: 2mg, Carbs: 53.5g, Sugars: 55g, Protein: 2g (+ about 171% of your daily vitamin C!)
Today: Something special is up today. I’m off to participate in a floor hockey tournament all day today, which should be fun. I have to say though, it’s retarded to get up like at 5:00 a.m. in order to get to the gym in time. I worked out hard the last couple days so I’m feeling really sore…hopefully I’ll get in the groove really quickly. Wish me luck!
Is there some sinful recipe that you`d like to see me try to make a healthy version of?
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