A delicious and refreshing recipe for homemade Frosted Lemonade made a little healthier!
Hi, it’s Ciara here from My Fussy Eater. I’m delighted to be back here on Super Healthy Kids sharing some of my ideas and recipes for picky eating families. This month I’m sharing my recipe for this really delicious summer treat made a little bit healthier.
On a warm summer’s day there’s nothing like a big glass of refreshing Frosted Lemonade. But the store bought versions, usually made with lemonade and ice cream, are loaded up with sugar and turn what could be a simple snack into a very unhealthy drink.
So with summer on its way I thought I would try to make my own homemade version that is a little healthier. I’ve swapped the sugary lemonade for fresh lemon juice and switched the ice cream for frozen yogurt. When choosing your frozen yogurt I would recommend reading the labels as the sugar content can vary quite dramatically. Go with one with a low sugar count or even better, make your own at home!
I haven’t added any extra sweetener to my recipe as there was a small amount of sugar in the frozen yogurt I bought, making the drink sweet enough. However if you are using a completely sugar free fro yo then feel free to add 1-2 tbsp of honey or maple syrup to the mixture when blending. We used our Blendtec for this and it made the texture amazing! It just makes things SO smooth. If you haven’t check out their new design hop on over to Amazon, but it is amazing!! So many more features and the screen tells you if you need to add more liquid and all sorts of cool things!
The great thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t taste like you are missing out at all. Our few simple swaps have made this drink a lot healthier without compromising on the taste!
So I hope you enjoyed this recipe. Let me know what you think in the comments below. And if you’re a fan of making frozen yogurt at home, then check out my recipe for Chocolate Banana Frozen Yogurt Bark, another delicious yet healthy frozen treat that the kids are sure to love this summer!