Tropical Summer Slushie
This recipe is truly versatile! It can be just a summer refresher, it can be a gut healing probiotic powerhouse or it can be a party cocktail (or mocktail!). It can also be a great way to start and transition your children onto sugar free Kefir drinks!
1 cup fresh Pineapple
I cup of fresh mango
Juice of 1 Lime
1 ½ cups Kefir
Method 1 –
Chop the mango and pineapple into chunks and freeze overnight
Put Kefir into ice cubes and freeze overnight
Once the mango, pineapple and kefir are frozen add them to a Thermomix or Hi Speed blender with the remaining ingredients and blitz until the desired consistency is reached. If you prefer it a little runnier, top it up with more Kefir!
If you are on a specified diet, where even natural sugars are to be kept minimal use the method below.
Method 2 –
Dice the mango and pineapple, put them in a large glass jar and fill with 1 ½ cups of water kefir.
Close the lid and place them onto a shelf in your pantry or leave on your kitchen bench. Allow the fruit to ferment for 24 hours.
When the fruit has fermented to your liking, add the fermented fruit + the liquid and pop it into a container and freeze. (It can be easier to use if you freeze them into ice cubes)
Once the mix is frozen and you are ready for your slushie, remove the mix from the container/s and pop into a thermomix or hi speed blender with the Lime Juice and Mint.
*For extra gut healing benefits add in one serving of collagen powder
Blend until you have the desired consistency or add a little more liquid kefir if you like it a little runnier!
Pour into a cocktail glass, garnish with mint sprigs and serve immediately.
To make this a cocktail – add your desired amount of GF Vodka or Gin
To transition your children (or stubborn adult 😉) begin by making it to their taste (eg, they may not like mint, so leave it out or reduce it.) Make by using the first method, then gradually change to the second method, day by day or week by week they won’t notice a difference until it will just be normal to have the fermented version!
This recipe can be used and adapted to use any number of fruits. Berries are great to use and look very festive or watermelon! Get creative over the festive season and show us your creations!
#ffljourney #foodforlifejourney #fermentedfoodforlife