July 2, 2008

Fruit Slush

There is a favorite Summer treat around here. It is called Fruit Slush. I thought I would share it with you as it is such a good for you treat and so refreshing at this time of year.

Here are the ingredients:
40 oz. canned fruit cocktail packed in light syrup (I love the Del Monte Very Cherry brand)
10 oz. sweetened frozen whole strawberries
12 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
20 oz. canned crushed pineapple packed in it's own juice
3 med. bananas (sliced)
10 oz. maraschino cherries (I cut mine in half)
22 oz Mandarin oranges (this is the only fruit I drain before adding)

You basically add all of the ingredients together. Make sure to use a very large bowl! I put the frozen strawberries in the microwave a little bit to thaw so they can be broken up easier. Sorry the color is off in this photo - I have never claimed to be a great photographer!
I then package up the fruit mixture into one cup servings and put them into the freezer. Like my mixture of container types? If you are a Weight Watcher like I am, or try hard to be, I have put this through the point finder and came up with a one cup serving as three points. In all reality we can never wait for them to turn into a "slush" as we start eating them right out of the freezer. If you want the juice to be slushy, just let it thaw some before digging in. I ended up with fourteen one cup servings. You may be wondering why I drain the Mandarin Oranges while I don't drain any of the other fruit. Well, I guess it is because I couldn't get them in a light syrup, and I shaved some calories by draining them. Hope you give this a try some time. Let me know if you like them!

1 comment:

Charlene said...

I'll be over for some and to sit in your Palace! Also - is that YOUR counter???? (wink)