27 July 2014

Blackberry & Apple Slushies

blackberry slush puppie 

I've been whizzing up a lot of quick recipes in my Froothie Optimum 9400.  Green Smoothie Soup and Rich Tomato Soup for dinner, Lime Curd to fill a Victoria sponge cake. I whizzed up beans for Spicy 3 Bean Sausage Rolls and I made some delicious Pink Pineapple Smoothies to drink.

Since we've had some beautiful hot days, my mind turns to recipes to help cool us down. I took inspiration from Stuart (Cakeyboi) who made some lush Fresh Orange Slushies, I decided to have a go myself.

I decided to make some blackberry slushies as blackberries are in season at the moment here in Scotland and I added some apple as they go together so well.

These jewel coloured slushies really hit the spot.

There are some tiny seeds in the slushies, but I quite like that. If you don't, whizz the blackberries first and strain through muslin to remove the teeny seeds. I also added some agave nectar as the blackberries were quite tart, but that is also optional.

Let's hope the good weather continues.






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Blackberry & Apple Slushies

July 27, 2014

A fruit slushie made with fresh fruit and lots of ice. Simple, quick, fresh and refreshing. Just add a straw.

Ingredients
  • 225g blackberries
  • 300ml apple juice
  • 2 tsp agave nectar (or honey)
  • lots of ice
Instructions

1. Wash the blackberries then add to them blender with the apple juice and agave. 

2. Add ice until the blender it ¾ full and whizz until you have a slushie consistency. 

3. Add a straw and enjoy! 

notes: Only blend if you have a powerful enough blender. If your blender isn't powerful, the motor may burn out.

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Yield: Serves 4-6


If you need a powerful blender in your life like mine. Buy one quickly while it's on sale at the introductory offer of £329.

Here are a few more slushies for you to try:

Disclosure: I am reviewing the Optimum 9400 and I'm loving it so far. I wasn't expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

23 comments:

  1. How refreshing, blackberries and apples work so well together and I had no idea slushies were so simple to make. Thank you

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    1. They are, I know it was a revelation to me too. I will be making lots of them this summer.

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  2. oooh wow, these really look extra special.. the colour is so superb and nothing beats the apple and blackberry combo!

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    1. Thanks Dom and yes I was pleased with the gorgeous colour!

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  3. Ooooo that slushy looks so refreshing, especially on a hot sunny day.

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    1. It was, I am converted! And it reminds me of eating Slush Puppies as a child.

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  4. These look beautiful and a lovely refreshing way to cool down since it's been so hot. Loving the new look on the blog, gorgeous illustrations x

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    1. Thanks Becs, I am getting used to the new look now :)

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  5. Thanks for the shout out Jac! And these look absolutely fresh and delicious :)

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  6. Mmmm, summer heaven! Did you know in old days Londoners used to use wooden pips to fake Strawberry and berry jams as the real fruit were so expensive?

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    1. Now, that is a brilliant factoid! Sheer madness.

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  7. Here is to warm weather and lots more slushies like this one.

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  8. Oooh, have to try. How about omitting the ice and using frozen raspberries instead? Would the flavour be too intense?

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    1. It would be rather intense Michelle, maybe more of a fruit sorbet than a drink.

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  9. Looks good Jac, but suspect my blender wouldn't be up to it.

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    1. Ahh maybe not. Best not chance it and always stop blending if you smell burning or smoky smell.

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  10. Oooh yum! Blackberry and apple sounds amazing! I love my blender as well. It's so easy to make amazing, healthy concoctions.

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    1. It really is. I love it too. Thing are just made in a flash.

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  11. Great recipe. I tried and it was delectable. Thanks!

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  12. A lovely use of blackberries!

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