NUTRITIOUS

Homemade tasty mango and kiwi slushy

The beauty of this slushy is, it can be served either as breakfast, a snack or desserts and its taste is a blend of sweetness with a minty burst.

In Summary

• A slushy is a frozen drink made with crushed ice and sweet, fruit pulp or fruit flavoured syrup.

• The beauty of this slushy is, it can be served either as breakfast, a snack or dessert.

Mango and kiwi slushy
Mango and kiwi slushy
Image: HANNIE PETRA

It’s still mango season and I’m here to rescue you if you think you’ve experienced all there is and are feeling tired of this wholesome juicy fruit.

A slushy is a frozen drink made with crushed ice and sweet, fruit pulp or fruit flavoured syrup.

The beauty of this slushy is, it can be served either as breakfast, a snack or dessert.

Its taste is a blend of sweetness with a minty burst. It is a treat that you can make on any occasion and it's not time-consuming at all.

Aside from its amazing taste, this slushy is very nutritious.

Kiwi is high in vitamin C content, fibre and antioxidants while mangoes are low in calories and loaded with vitamins like vitamin A, B6 and E.

Ingredients

  • 2 large mangoes
  • 4 kiwi fruit (peeled)
  • 1 - 3 centimetres fresh ginger

  • Blender 
  • 500 - 1000 grams ice cubes
  • 2 portions passion fruit pulp

Method

  • Wash the fruits thoroughly.
  • Peel the mango and slice the flesh from the stone and set it aside.
  • Grate the ginger thoroughly.
  • Add enough liquid to the blender so the fruit blends easily. It could be water or fruit juice. 
  • Add the base fruit which is the mango first. (It's advisable to mash the base fruit first with the liquid before adding it to the blender.)
  • After you mix the base fruit and the liquid, you can add kiwi, passion fruit pulp and ice then blitz until smooth. (Peel off the skin of the kiwi and let the blender mash its flesh together with the initial mixture.)

Note: The more ice you add the more like a sorbet this will become.

If you don’t want to use ice cubes, then the use of frozen fruits is an excellent alternative.

Freeze your fruits (while peeled and cubed) preferably 24 hours before you begin preparation.

You can add syrup or sugar if you're a sweet tooth although added sugar interferes with the original sweetness and flavour of the fruits

Simple and yet incredibly tasty.

Enjoy.