July 14, 2015

Pineapple Orange Dreamsicle Slushies

Eat Healthy

Slushies scream summertime, but most commercially made treats are sky-high in sugar, not to mention artificial colors and flavors. 

Don’t give these Pineapple Orange Dreamsicle Slushies the cold shoulder, though – they’re made with 100 percent real fruit and unsweetened almond milk, making them a satisfying solution to summer’s unrelenting heat. 

“These slushies are a good source of vitamin C, thanks to the use of fresh pineapple and orange juice,” says Rebecca Izawa, registered dietitian at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. 

Frozen bananas help thicken up the mixture and lend natural sweetness, plus dietary fiber, potassium and vitamin B6.

Almond milk provides calcium, vitamin E and iron; it also gives these slushies a creamy, almost milkshake-like consistency, making them a guilt-less snack choice both kids and adults will gulp down.

 

Pineapple Orange Dreamsicle Slushies

Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh pineapple chunks

2 bananas, sliced and frozen

1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (from approximately 2 large oranges)

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tablespoon honey (optional)

 

Directions:

1. Place pineapple chunks, banana slices, orange juice and almond milk in a blender and blend until smooth.

2. Pour slushie mixture into four tall glasses and garnish with a pineapple wedge and straw. Serve immediately and enjoy.

 

Nutritional Information per serving:

Calories: 118; Carbohydrates: 28g; Protein: 1.5g; Total Fat: 1.5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sodium: 47mg; Potassium: 411mg