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Low Glycemic Lime Creamsicle Slushie.

Today is the hottest day of the year in Toronto so I figured what better time to share my current obsession: slushies.

I was totally obsessed with making something like this last summer using a combination of ice, almond milk, fruit, agave & xantham gum for thickening (recipe here) but after a few months of that I got a bit bored. The combinations I made were delicious but they lacked that satiation factor, plus my tummy never really got on board with the gum component (probably cause it sounds like something you should mix with concrete rather than ingest)

So this summer I set out to revamp the recipe using a creative* solution that turned out to be a little bit genius.

*Like in that way your mom calls something “creative” when she really just means weird and unsettling

Low-Glycemic Lime Creamsicle Slushie

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Ingredients:

· ½ medium zucchini, chopped into chunks
· ¼ avocado
· Juice and zest of 1 large, juicy lime
· 1 cup almond milk
· 1 tbsp coconut sap or agave
· ½ tsp vanilla extract
· 8-10 ice cubes
· Extra water to help blend if necessary

Directions:

Add all ingredients to blender starting with zucchini. Pulse a few times then blend until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness as desired.

…Okay do you need to process that recipe a little? ZUCCHINI right? I know. But it has a completely neutral flavor and it works just as well if not better than the xantham gum to thicken up your slushie. Same goes for the avocado – neutral flavour but it adds satisfying healthy fats, keeps your blood sugar in check and makes things delicious & creamy like a cold treat should be.

I enjoy variations of this when I want a sweet treat or just need to cool down. If you still trust me at all after this maybe I’ll share my mocha almond fudge version….it’s kinda unstoppable.

Enjoy!

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2 Comments

  • Reply shawnaelizabeth July 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Gotta make this today!!!

  • Reply trialsinfood July 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    looks refreshing!

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