One large 41-oz. Slurpee can have as many as 570 calories, and 135g of sugar…….
That is the equivalent of eating 34 sugar cubes….
This subject hits close to home for me, as my home town Manitoba, has been named the “Slurpee Capital of the World” the last 12 years in a row.
And it just so happens that the incidence of diabetes is also the highest in Manitoba than anywhere across Canada, and is still on the up rise.
So lets put the sugars drinks down and find a healthy alternative!
Here is a simple and easy solution;
- 1/2 packet of singles, crystal light (any flavor, there’s a lot to chose from!!)
- 2 cups of ice cubes
- 1 cup of water
Place them in a blender and tah-dah your very own calorie free, refreshing Slurpee!!
*They have recently come out with some great flavors of BCAA’s that you could supplement for the Crystal light, for a post workout slurpee*
*You can also add you favor fruit with a 1/4 cup of ”Almond Breeze” Almond milk to give your drink more of a smoothie constancy and taste. This will also provide you with some nutritional value!*
My favorite Smoothie
- 1 cup of ice cubes
- 1/4 cup of almond breeze milk
- palm full (about 3 Tbsp of shave almonds)
- 1/2 Large Banana (better if frozen!)
Blend it all up and this makes for delicious post workout treat!