Strawberry slushie

Serves 8

  • 500 g strawberries

  • 1 sprig of fresh mint

  • ice cubes

  • 1 lemon

  • Optional:

  • 1 teaspoon golden caster suger

Give this super simple and really delicious slushie a try - without all the added sugar and junk of a shop-bought fizzy drink, it's a treat without all the nasties.



1. Pick the top leafy bits off the strawberries.



2. Pick the mint leaves, discarding the stalk.



3. Add the strawberries and mint leaves to a liquidiser along with 100g of ice cubes.



4. On a chopping board, cut the lemon in half.



5. Squeeze half the juice into the liquidiser, using your fingers to catch any pips.



6. Add enough cold water to just cover the strawberries (roughly 350ml), pop the lid on and whiz until smooth.



7. Fill a large jug halfway up with ice cubes.



8. Taste the slushie and sweeten with a little sugar, if needed.



9. Pour into the jug and stir with a wooden spoon.

Nutritional Information

Strawberry slushie

A fresh fruity soft drink

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Give this super-simple and delicious slushie a try – without all the added sugar and junk of a shop-bought fizzy drink, it’s a treat without all the nasties.
Serves 8
15m
Super easy
Method

Give this super simple and really delicious slushie a try - without all the added sugar and junk of a shop-bought fizzy drink, it's a treat without all the nasties.

1. Pick the top leafy bits off the strawberries.

2. Pick the mint leaves, discarding the stalk.

3. Add the strawberries and mint leaves to a liquidiser along with 100g of ice cubes.

4. On a chopping board, cut the lemon in half.

5. Squeeze half the juice into the liquidiser, using your fingers to catch any pips.

6. Add enough cold water to just cover the strawberries (roughly 350ml), pop the lid on and whiz until smooth.

7. Fill a large jug halfway up with ice cubes.

8. Taste the slushie and sweeten with a little sugar, if needed.

9. Pour into the jug and stir with a wooden spoon.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 17
  • Carbs 3.8g
  • Sugar 3.8g
  • Fat 0.1g
  • Saturates 0g
  • Protein 0.5g
Of an adult's reference intake

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