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!
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.
Thanks to Oregon State University’s Food Hero program for this recipe!
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