Strawberry Lemonade Slushie [THM FP]

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Strawberry Lemonade Slushie ~ THM FP

I’ve been on a lemon kick lately.  And with the hot weather we’ve been having, lemonade with fresh squeezed lemon juice has been my go-to beverage.  But I decided to take it up a notch.  So I played around in the kitchen in an effort to make the perfect strawberry lemonade slushie.  In the past, my slushies always got too diluted once I added in the ice.  The flavor just wasn’t there.  But I think I’ve got the answer to that dilemma.  Read on to find out how to keep the flavor while keeping the slushie consistency. And deliciousness isn’t enough, to top it all off, it’s a THM FP recipe.  Strawberry Lemonade Slushie, Trim Healthy Mama, THM FP

The ingredients: a lemon, frozen strawberries, sweetener (pictured here in the lower spoon is Truvia), glucomannan powder (pictured in the upper spoon), water and ice.  

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If you’ve never heard of glucomannan, you’re not alone.  I found out about it when I read Trim Healthy Mama (which gets two thumbs up from me, by the way).  Glucomannan is a gluten free, wheat free, low carb, sugar free, pretty much tasteless (as far as I can tell) dietary fiber that comes from the root of the konjac plant. It works great as a thickener or emulsifier.  It’s not cheap, but one bag will last you forever.  Well, maybe not forever, but for a really, really long time.  

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Adding the glucomannan to the slushie is the trick.  You don’t have to go overboard on the ice because the glucomannan gives an extra boost to the thickening.  I’ve made this numerous times now, because every time I make one for myself, one of my kids wants one. My blender is getting quite a workout.

Scroll to the bottom for the recipe.  I’d love to hear about your results!


Strawberry Lemonade Slushie
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Ingredients
  1. 8 oz. water
  2. 1 lemon
  3. 5 frozen strawberries
  4. 1/2 tsp. glucomannan powder
  5. Stevia or NuNaturals Nustevia Pure White Stevia Extract
  6. ice
Instructions
  1. Pour water into blender.
  2. Squeeze one lemon into blender.
  3. Put your lid on the blender and mix it up.
  4. Add frozen strawberries and chop.
  5. While blender is running, slowly add glucomannan powder.
  6. Let this sit for about 1-2 minutes. It will thicken up just a bit.
  7. Next, add ice cubes one at a time until the slush is to a consistency that you like. I add about 10-12 ice cubes to mine.
  8. Pour and enjoy!
Notes
  1. The measurements are all flexible. Play around to find the mix that is perfect for your taste.
  2. This slushy is a "FP" recipe if you're eating the THM way.
Debbie Lund Photography http://debbielundphoto.com/blog/
This post is a part of the Trim Healthy Tuesday Link-up hosted by www.stacymakescents.com and www.gwens-nest.com.

You can also find it on the Slightly Indulgent Link Party featuring sugar free & gluten free recipes and Wellness Wednesdays.

 


 

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  • Janel

    I just tried this recipe . . . it’s SO good. Thank you so much for the recipe!! I love it.

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  • RachelC

    What if I wanted to make just a lemonade slushie… any ideas on what I’d need to adjust if anything?

    • I’d probably increase the amount of lemon juice in it. I like a lot of lemon 🙂

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  • Emily

    Sipping one right now – YUM! My three yo likes it too. I used raspberries because I’m allergic to strawberries. Very refreshing!

    • I just made it with raspberries two days ago :). So glad you and your 3 yr old are enjoying it!

  • This looks delicious! I’m going strawberry picking this very week, and I believe I have a lemon in my fridge…I will have to make this. Thanks for sharing with Wellness Wednesday!

    • I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by! ~Debbie

  • This looks awesome and just perfect for a summer cool down. Roechelle @ http://www.hugatreewithme.com

    • Thanks Roechelle! Yes, I imagine I’ll be enjoying this a lot when it gets really hot!

  • Jenn

    I made this in my ice cream maker and it made a perfect slushy, I replaced the ice with water! Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Ooooh! I never would have thought to use an ice cream maker! Great idea!
      ~ Debbie

  • Cheryl

    I just made this and it is so yummy and refreshing. Next time I am going to make it with a lime for fun. Thank you!

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed it! It’s still one of my favorites! Thanks for commenting :).

  • Can’t wait to try this!

  • Oh, wow! Beautiful and now I’ve got serious cravings for frozen lemonaid. 🙂

  • Wow, Deb. That looks Great! I just got home from the store with some strawberries, and the rest of the ingredients are in my kitchen. I’ll be trying this very soon!