Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Homemade Probiotic Slushies

Well, the heat of the summer is just relentless, and I am searching for more ways to cool us off.  This idea came to me the other day when I saw a friend of my son with a nasty 7-eleven slushy, made with tons of sugar and not much else... The sound of something cooling and fruity really got my gears turning and here's what came of it:  Kombucha Slushies! 

Not only are Kombucha Slushies thirst-quenching, but they pack a power punch of probiotics!  (Try saying that five times fast.)  Sugar content is very low and depends on how much fruit juice you add to the kombucha ice...

Here's what you'll need to make your own homemade slushies:

*about 2 c kombucha (I had strawberry kombucha, so that's what I used), frozen and broken up-or-frozen in ice trays.
*organic or fresh-squeezed grape juice

As you can see, I am using a magic bullet blender to make my slushy, but a carafe blender would probably work better, since you may have to add more juice while blending.

Add a small amount of juice to your kombucha ice and mix in a blender.  If mixture is too thick, just add additional juice until desired consistency is reached.

Here you go!  A thick, frozen treat for a hot summer day!  As you can see, there are even bubbles from the kombucha.  My kids couldn't get enough of their kombucha slushies and they made me promise to make it again tomorrow :) 

Treat yourself with a cooling, probiotic treat and Enjoy!