Strawberry-Lime Slushy Recipe

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Here’s a cold refreshing drink recipe that’s great for summer! Kids love freshly made slushies, and it’s a great way to incorporate more fruits and veggies into their diet. Here’s a simple, but delicious slushy recipe from Raw Fruit Recipes to try out:

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cut strawberries
  • 4 tablespoons raw, unpasteurized honey
  • ¼ cup juice of a fresh lime
  • 3 cups ice
  • fresh mint leaves & a few whole strawberries

 

Directions:

  1. Place cut strawberries, honey, lime juice, and ice into your blender and pulse until ice is crushed and everything is well mixed together. Add some whole strawberries and mint leaves to each serving glass.

 

Health Benefits:

Strawberries: These delicious fruits are jam-packed full of antioxidants like vitamin C, which helps boost your immunity! They also help keep the skin looking youthful, promotes eye health, helps regulate high blood pressure, reduces inflammation of the joints, and may even help fight against certain cancers.

 

Lime: Limes are also rich in vitamin C, which helps maintain a healthy immune system and can be used to treat fever and cold symptoms. Limes help keep the eyes healthy, rejuvenates the skin, aids in digestion, and reduces your risk for heart disease! It is also a natural detoxifier since it helps to remove toxic substances that get dumped in the kidneys and urinary bladder.

 

Mint: Not only does mint have a refreshing flavor, but it also contains powerful antioxidant properties that provide strong health benefits. Mint provides relief for seasonal allergy symptoms, upset stomachs, and nausea. It is also a natural decongestant, which is great for treating the common cold and those suffering from asthma.

 

Honey: Raw, unpasteurized honey exhibits anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties. It is effective at fighting the cold, flu, and bacterial infections. It may also bring relief to allergy symptoms!

 

What other healthy slushy/smoothie recipes do you whip up for your children at home? Let us know in the comments section below! And don’t forget to share this with your friends and family! :)

Natan

About the author

Natan Gendelman has written 274 articles for Enabled Kids.

Natan Gendelman is licensed as a physical therapist in Russia and Israel. After moving to Canada, he was certified as a kinesiologist and osteopathy manual practitioner. Natan has more than 20 years of experience providing rehabilitation and treatment for conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, pediatric stroke and acquired brain injury. He is the founder and director of Health in Motion Rehabilitation, a Toronto-based clinic whose main objective is to teach their patients the independence necessary for success in their daily lives.

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