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Blueberry Sunset Slushie

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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. 1 orange, peeled*
  2. 1 tbsp. agave nectar
  3. 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  4. 2 tsp. maple syrup
  5. 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.

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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?

Category: Breakfast, Dairy Free, Drinks & Smoothies, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Recipes, Vegan | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , 4 comments »

4 Responses to “Blueberry Sunset Slushie”

  1. Eugene @ Food and Scent

    I’m contemplating buying a blender for the office so I can make slushies at work. I saw some golden raspberries today in the supermarket .. have you ever tried them?

  2. Stephanie

    This is awesome! I love that you made a healthy slushie. This will be especially fabulous in the summer. Well done!

  3. Charissa

    Eugene~ No, I haven’t even seen them before. I’d love to try them though. If you get to try them before me, shout out and let me know what you think.

    Stephanie~ Thanks, I imagine once summer actually makes it’s way here I’ll be overloading this site with smoothie/slushie recipes. I’m such a blender crazed human.

  4. priya

    I had golden raspberries a few weeks ago! they’re up there with blackr aspberries with me :) red are a little too seedy

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