One of our favourite ways to beat the heat at the end of summer is to turn some of the season’s abundant produce into beautiful, delicious frozen fruit slushies. It’s fun and easy to get creative. Not only can you experiment with different fruits and juices, you also can get fancy (or fanciful) with the glasses and bowls (though clear glass is almost mandatory) you serve them in.
DOUBLE MELON AND PINEAPPLE FRUIT SLUSHIES
Start to finish: 4 hours (20 minutes active)
1 cup cubed honeydew melon
3/4 cup apple juice, divided
6 tablespoons honey, divided
1 cup cubed cantaloupe melon
1 cup cubed pineapple
In a blender, combine honeydew melon, 1/4 cup apple juice, 2 tablespoons of the honey and a small pinch of salt. Blend until smooth. Spoon the mixture into 6 glasses, filling each about a quarter to a third of the way full. Freeze for 30 minutes. Repeat the blending and layering process with the cantaloupe, using another 1/4 cup of apple juice, 2 tablespoons of honey and a small pinch of salt. Freeze for another 30 minutes.
Finally, blend the pineapple with the remaining apple juice, honey and a pinch of salt. Add the third layer to the glasses. Freeze until desired slushiness, about 2 hours.
Nutrition information per serving: 110 calories; 0 calories from fat (0 per cent of total calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 55 mg sodium; 29 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 27 g sugar; 1 g protein.