A Healthy 2-Ingredient Slushie Recipe For Hot Summer Days
Summer is the perfect time to load up on sweet frozen snacks. Opting for an ice pop is one way to go, but there's something about a slushie that feels utterly nostalgic. Unfortunately, most fruit slushies contain artificial colors and sweeteners. To satisfy those childhood cravings without the additives, mbg developed a two-ingredient version, using organic veggies+ greens powder as the star.
Make healthy 2-ingredient slushies.
All that you need to make a nutritious and refreshing slushie at home, is water (or another liquid of choice), organic veggies+ greens powder, an ice cube tray, and a blender.
- 2 cups cold water (or beverage of choice)
- 2 tablespoons organic veggies+
- Pour cold liquid and greens powder into a mixer.
- Shake together until well mixed.
- Pour into ice cube trays, freeze until semisolid (this will help with that slushie-like texture).
- Blend until it reaches desired consistency.
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Convenience is key on a hot day when you want a refreshing drink, STAT. Good news: It’s super easy to make a healthy slushie or smoothie at home. All you have to do is blend 2 tbsp of your favorite greens powder (I love organic veggies+ from @mindbodygreen for this) with 2 cups of water or other liquid and pour into ice cube trays. You can scale up using 1 tbsp per cup of liquid. Once they’re frozen, you can throw those cubes into the blender alone for or add to a smoothie. Pro tip: For a slushie, you may want to add extra liquid. Not like I learned that one the hard way anything 😉 Read more about this healthy 2-ingredient slushie via the link in my bio or https://bit.ly/3idMer2 #healthylifestyle #mindbodygreen #healthyathome #greensmoothie #greenslushie #mealprep #foodhack #greenjuice #frozendrinks #slushie #summerdrinks #hydrate
What are the benefits of this green slushie?
Yes, you can simply mix a scoop of organic veggies+ with water, coconut water, or a plant-based milk of choice. However, freezing the mixture and transforming it into a healthy, delicious slushie is a great way to mix things up, says registered dietitian Jess Cording, M.S., R.D., CDN. Plus, it's a fun and convenient way to sneak veggies into your daily diet, she adds.
The ingredients in organic veggies+ include hard-to-find sea vegetables, like kelp, chlorella, and spirulina, as well as dark leafy greens. Along with the sea veggies, the powder contains a prebiotic fiber blend of flaxseed and inulin, making the slushie a refreshing yet satiating snack.
While veggies are the focus, this greens powder also contains a fruit antioxidant blend. This includes organic berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries), acai, and black currant, which balance the vegetal flavor of the powder and help further elevate the detoxification and anti-inflammatory facets of this blend.*
Overall, organic veggies+ delivers vitamins and minerals, like iron and potassium, and a good source of fiber, while also being low in sugar (2 g per serving, and naturally derived from the fruits and vegetables!).* It's also worth noting this slushie is vegan, soy-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free, making it friendly for a wide range of food tolerance and dietary needs.
When craving a nostalgic and nutritious summer snack, this two-ingredient slushie is the perfect fix.
Abby Moore is an editorial operations manager at mindbodygreen. She earned a B.A. in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin and has previously written for Tribeza magazine. She has covered topics ranging from regenerative agriculture to celebrity entrepreneurship. Moore worked on the copywriting and marketing team at Siete Family Foods before moving to New York.