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Food Factor: Strawberry Swirl

by Ms. Natasha Haynes, MSU Extension Service

As the days heat up, I’m looking for ways to cool off! I don’t want the empty calories found in many cold treats, such as snow cones or slushies. This recipe for a Strawberry Swirl gives me all the health benefits of whole fruit with the refreshing coolness of a frozen drink.

A little advance planning is required if you want a true slushy texture. This summer, I may experiment with partially freezing the apple juice and not thawing the strawberries completely to see if I can find the best combination for immediate slushy perfection! Now that’s a sweet experiment!

Strawberry Swirl


1 cup frozen strawberries, thawed

1 cup (8 ounces) apple juice

Combine ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Serve right away or freeze for one to two hours to make a slushy.

Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

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