Summer is the perfect time to make some fancy, tasty, and healthy kids drinks! We call this one Slush-Berry.
This sweet and slushy strawberry drink is different from a smoothie. It’s more like a ‘slushy’, or some places call them “Icee’s”.
For this one we used:
- 2 cups 100% pineapple juice (drained from canned pineapple.. I’m always looking to repurpose that drained pineapple juice!)
- 1 cup club soda
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 cup ice
If you are trying to get your kids to eat ‘five fruits and vegetables a day’, drinks are such an easy option. Especially a blended drink like this one. Although we used pineapple juice for part of it, we also used whole strawberries.
Frozen strawberries are a great choice anytime of year. When fruit is frozen, it’s usually picked and frozen at the peak of freshness. The nutrients are preserved when food is frozen, rather than destroyed as with cooking. We love frozen strawberries, especially because our strawberry harvest is so short. If it weren’t for frozen, we’d only be eating them one month out of the year. And we love them so much, we’re glad we can eat them all year long.
Drinks are great in the summer when my kids do not like to slow down to eat, let alone eat something of substance. Their friends love them too, and the cost is reasonable if you can get your berries at the height of the season and freeze your own!
Also fun for fancy drinks is to have your kids make their own drink coasters! These are made from old CD’s (which we have PLENTY of!)
And for the record… this may be the last smoothie I make for awhile, because my Oster Blender has bitten the dust for good. Not even a year old, the crack on the bottom broke wide open with this last drink!