Sometimes the best way to cool down is with an icy treat! These simple, low-sugar slushies have minimal ingredients: just lemons, strawberries, honey (or maple syrup), ice, and water. Preparing the slushies can become a learning-through-cooking activity you can enjoy with the children in your care. Little ones can help with jobs like measuring and pouring the ingredients, and older children can help with cutting and juicing the fruit.
Start by juicing lemons and cutting the greens off the strawberries. Then, place the juice, the strawberries, and rest of the ingredients into a blender and blend on high for 1 minute, or until you have the right slushy consistency. (Note: you may need to adjust the ice and water ratio to get your desired thickness.) Once it’s blended, just serve and enjoy!