Snacks, Appetizers, and Beverage Recipes for LA Weight Loss - Cherry Lemonade Super-Slushie
05-21-2007, 02:41 PM
Entire recipe: LAWL Exchange = 1 Fruit
65 calories, 0g fat, 35mg sodium, 15g carbs, 2g fiber, 12g sugars, 1g protein
1 serving Crystal Light Lemonade drink mix (either 1/8th of a tub or 1/2 of an On The Go packet)
2/3 cup frozen, pitted sweet cherries
2/3 cup crushed ice
Dissolve Crystal Light into 8 oz. of cold water. Combine with ice and cherries in a blender and process until well mixed but still icy. Pour into a large glass and enjoy! Makes 1 super-sized slushie!
05-30-2007, 02:11 PM
oooh! i just made this, but with frozen strawberries (i can't seem to find frozen cherries!) and it's amazing! it tastes like a frozen strawberry lemonade from starbucks, but BETTER! and without all the sugary calories! yay!
06-04-2007, 09:59 PM
and it's amazing! it tastes like a frozen strawberry lemonade from starbucks, but BETTER! and without all the sugary calories! yay!
FOR REAL?!?!??! The blended strawberry lemonade was my biggest vice before LAWL. I cannot wait to try this!! :D
06-05-2007, 10:10 AM
I made it this weekend with strawberries (fresh.) It was amazing!!!!
01-08-2010, 08:18 AM
I can not wait to try this...I am not at all a fruit person...but this I can so handle! thanks!!!!!
01-08-2010, 11:11 AM
I'm not on LAWL, but another exchange plan (I believe the exchanges are similar).
Several years ago, I found a recipe (I'll copy it at the end of this post) for strawberry daiquiris, in one of Joanna Lund's Healthy Exchanges books.
It is good, but I found that the diet jello isn't necessary (but if you do use it, only use Jello-brand. Some store-brands work fine, others are horrible).
I also love making strawberry or other berry sorbet in the food processor. I just put the frozen berries into the proccessor, and add a splash of liquid Crystal Light, water or juice (any kind - I've used fresh or bottled lime, lemon, orange, cranberry, pomegranate). Add more liquid and you get the slushie or daquiri.
Process until it's the texture you want (I like it very smooth). Pour into a bowl or glass - and then sweeten to taste (if the berries or your processing liquid are very sweet, you may not need any sweetener).
Joanna Lund's Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
2 cups frozen strawberries no sugar added (do not thaw)
2 cups Diet Mountain Dew
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 package JELL-O sugar-free strawberry gelatin 4 serving
(Colleen's note - Instead of Mountain Dew, I often use Diet Sprite or Crystal Light, or flavored sparkling water from Aldi's, lime or raspberry).
PreparationIn a blender container, combine strawberries, Diet Mountain Dew, lemon juice, lime juice, and dry gelatin. Process on HIGH 15 seconds. Continue processing on HIGH until mixture is smooth. Pour into 4 glasses
08-04-2010, 07:02 PM
Wow i am soooo making this...Sounds Yummmmmmmmy
08-05-2010, 01:55 AM
o-m-g. I am not on LAWL but I have to try this!
08-05-2010, 02:16 AM
Love these ideas! Sonic's Cherry Lemonade Slushy drink was my favorite
before I realized what a calorie was! Thanks for sharing!