Berry and Citrus Whole Fruit Slushie

Slushie drinks are my favourite to enjoy in warm weather. But, like many parents I don’t want my boys consuming a big drink of artificial colours, flavours and sugars. This weekend with a glimpse of summer weather I wanted to try and make something that replicated a slushie with whole fruit. I flipped through my Vitamix cookbook that came with my Vitamix 7500 and found lots of inspiration but not exactly what I was looking for.  With a bag of frozen fruit and some orange juice I created my own summer whole fruit slushie.

berry and citrus whole fruit slushie

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Berry and Citrus Whole Fruit Slushie
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Serves: 2
 
A delicious summer slushie made with whole fruit, honey and hemp hearts.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 2 cups mixed fruit (I used frozen strawberry and blueberry blend)
  • ¾ cup citrus juice (I used orange)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in the Vitamix, start at level 1 and then move up until 10.
  2. Use the tamper to push the mixture down to be fully mixed.
  3. Serve in a tall glass with a straw and topped with

Vitamix Whole Fruit SlushieIf  you have local fruit in season you’d like to use, just add more ice cubes to give your drink a real slushie consistency.  Or, use frozen fruit as shown here to keep the drink icy cold.

whole fruit slushieThis drink is the perfect combination of ice, fruit, zesty citrus and a hint of sweet.  It is cold, refreshing and can easily be made into a Mocktail of Cocktail with the addition of 7-Up/Sprite or Vodka.  My family loved this drink and I love that it is made of natural ingredients and whole foods.  With the addition of hemp hearts the slushie has some protein and all of the nutritional benefits that hemp hearts bring.

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Whether you are sitting by the pool or coming in after an active game of soccer, this Berry and Citrus Whole Fruit Smoothie is a great refreshing drink.

Whole Fruit Slushie

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Comments

  1. This is delicious! Perfect for hot days like today.

  2. It looks delicious! It has all of my favorites in it too. I can see myself having this all summer long.
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  3. That sounds delicious! I am all for smoothies in the morning and I would love to try this!
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  4. That looks so yummy. I have to have one. Thanks for the recipe.
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  5. sounds refreshing, great to freeze into popsicles too!
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  6. This looks so good, my kids would drink these all the time last summer. I have to make more this summer.
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  7. I love smoothies :-) My fave is banana mix with strawberries :-) I just finished drinking glasses yesterday :-) It is perfect for warm day and healthy drink :-)
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