July 11, 2019 at 06:52AM by CWC

Today is July 11—the day 7-Eleven celebrates annually with free Slurpees for all. Now, I’ve gotta admit. Those nearly fluorescent drinks are delicious, and I’ve had quite a few in my day. Unfortunately, that great taste comes at a (very sugary) cost.

Slurpees from 7-Eleven contain a concoction of artificial colors and up to 27 grams of sugar per 12 oz. cup, with enough high fructose corn syrup to make you wince at first sip. That blue raspberry and wild cherry mix might not be the best choice for your health. But you can easily make your own version at home with slushie recipes that use real fruit… and they’re almost as delicious as the original. Almost.

6 healthy slushie recipes that are better than any Slurpee

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1. Creamy tropical fruit slushies

This slushie gets an extra dose of creaminess by blending almond milk in with the frozen fruit and ice cubes.

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2. Four-ingredient ice strawberry slush

It only takes 5 minutes to whip up this naturally-sweetened slushie that’s full of fresh strawberries.

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3. Easy grapefruit slushie

If you want a little sour with your sweet, look no further than this slushie made with tangy grapefruit.

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4. Watermelon slushie recipe

Is there anything more refreshing than drinking a slushie loaded with watermelon?

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5. Frozen mint lemonade

Switch up your lemonade-drinking habit with this icy blended version made with fresh lemon juice and mint.

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6. Coconut-lime watermelon slushie

Slushies don’t get more tropical than this summery mix of watermelon, coconut, and lime.

Looking for more summery recipes? These make-ahead breakfast recipes will maximize your summer mornings. Then check out some healthy summer turmeric recipes that help kick inflammation to the curb.

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Author Tehrene Firman | Well and Good
Selected by CWC

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