Delicious, Organic Fresh Fruit Slurpee Recipe
Home-made, organic and all-natural, frozen ice drinks are a fabulous way to cool down over summer. Making an organic, home-made, granita is a much, MUCH, healthier option than those heavily laden with high-fructose corn syrup, frozen Slurpee, Slushies and Cola drinks. This way you are getting a healthy serve of anti-oxidants and vitamins rather than a decent serving of toxic food colourings and flavourings.
You will need a heavy duty blender that can handle frozen fruit and ice blocks. We love our Vita-mix 5200 as it is super powerful and also BPA free.
My latest creation is a delicious super-antioxidant refreshing granita blend consists of blackberries, strawberries, green grapes and freshly orange juice. See how to make this recipe below.
Ingredients – makes 2 full glasses
1 cup of fresh organic strawberries or if you can’t get these then use Elgin Organic Frozen Strawberries
1 cup of fresh organic blackberries or if you can’t get these then use Elgin Organic Frozen Blackberries
1 small bunch (about half a cup) of organic green grapes or you can use red ones
the juice of one organic orange
1 cup of ice cubes
1/2 cup of filtered water room temperature if you are using frozen berries rather than fresh
Using a Vita-mix, or alternatively another, high- power blender, pop into the blender jug a third of all the above ingredients and blend on a high speed, (if using a Vita-mix, push the ingredients down into the blades with the tamper stick), for approximately 20 seconds.
As the first lot of ingredients blends into a smooth sorbet consistency, then bit by bit add in the rest of the ingredients and blend into a smooth, slightly, sloppy, frozen sorbet consistency. Pour into glasses, top with a frozen blackberry and drink straight away.
*Note – The reason I recommend not blending all the ingredients in one go is that this would put too much stress on your blenders motor.
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