Summer Tropical Berry Slushy: A Healthy Treat
You know the saying, when life hands you a bunch of frozen fruit, make a slushy! No? Well, that’s sort of the story of this one… My friend Krista invited me to participate in her summer drink hop, and I came up with this idea for a beautiful red, white, and blue layered frozen fruit drink. Well, it didn’t work out as planned, so I just mixed it all together, handed it to my toddler, and he slammed it down, even after he had already had a smoothie and cinnamon toast… it was just that good! Rather than scrap it and try again for a striped layered drink, I decided to roll with it and bring you a summer tropical berry slushy. By the way, I did try it, too. I couldn’t fully trust the opinion of a two year old, but he is definitely right in this case. It was delicious, and is so good for you! (This post contains some affiliate links.)
Anyone who lives with me knows that I cannot stand to throw food away. I will make a meal and then eat it for 5 days in a row for lunch if it means that I won’t be creating waste. I am thrilled that this drink creation did not go to waste even though it didn’t quite live up to all I had dreamed it could be. Wilder didn’t seem to care that it wasn’t a striped patriotic beauty. Heck, he wouldn’t have even been able to see the stripes through his kids smoothie cup. (By the way, if you give your toddler smoothies, these are THE BEST cups ever! They’re glass, but have silicone holders, and the straws are soft bendable silicone and are made so they can’t slide out and make a mess. We bought a set for his morning smoothies and they might be one of my favorite things for toddlers. They are now $10 less than what we paid BTW!)
I don’t have process photos of this beverage because I had planned it to be done in sections, but I won’t waste your time by telling you to blend each section separately for a stripe that won’t happen. I will do you a solid, and just tell you straight up what you need to make this delicious, healthy frozen slushy.
Because I was initially aiming for red, white, and blue, I selected frozen pineapple, frozen blueberries, and frozen cherries- all delicious summer fruits! I also love to use frozen banana in smoothies and slushies because it adds a great sweet base and a touch of tropical flavor. In addition to that, I used ice and almond milk. Of course, you could use water instead, but I like a little bit of creaminess.
Add one frozen banana (cut in half or thirds), 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, 1/4 cup frozen pineapple, 1/4 cup frozen cherries, 3/4 cup almond milk, and 3-4 ice cubes to a blender. (I use this blender and love their single serving blender attachments). Mix until all blended and slightly frothy. Pour into a pretty glass (or two!) and serve with a reusable straw. Super easy, right? And delicious… just look at that face. He couldn’t take his mouth off of the straw just to let me take a photo.
This has been the true story of a mother who wouldn’t throw away any food, and turning a mishap into a delicious treat. Thanks so much for reading.
If you’d like an easy reference recipe card, I’ve created one for you below.
Tropical Berry Slushy
- 1 frozen banana cut in half or thirds
- 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/4 cup frozen cherries
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 3-4 ice cubes
- Blend all ingredients together until well combined and mixture is slightly frothy. Serve with a straw!
Thanks so much for coming by today for a refreshing summer treat! Be sure to check out all of the delicious drinks below.
Today I’m joined by some of my blogging friends who are also sharing their summer drink recipes with you!
Just click the links below the images to be taken to their post…
Sugar Free Raspberry Syrup Gin Soda Cocktail – The Happy Housie
Salty Dog Grapefruit Cocktail – Jenna Kate at Home
Blueberry Lemon Summer Cocktail – My 100 Year Old Home
Easy Summer Cocktail Recipe – Modern Glam
Simple Mojito Recipe – Inspiration for Moms
Summer Tropical Berry Slushy – Cassie Bustamante
How to Make Whipped Coffee – She Gave it a Go
Avocado Banana Smoothie – Dans le Lakehouse
Coconut Milkshake – Life is a Party
Lemonade Float – Clean & Scentsible