As you already know, strawberry season has come to an end. With no U-Pick available this year, we have had an overabundance of strawberries, which is very exciting but also offers the challenge of using the overripe berries. Because of this, we have decided to release a new strawberry slushie infused with honey and apple cider in our store! Attached is our homemade recipe developed right in the Kimmel Kitchen.
Strawberry Slushie Infused with Apple Cider and Honey Recipe
Yield: 1 glass
2 cups of Kimmel Strawberries
1 cup Kimmel Apple Cider
1 tablespoon of All About the Bees Local Honey
Pour all the ingredients into a blender, and blend on high for a few minutes. Enjoy!
Not only is it delicious but also nutritious! Strawberries, apples, and honey all provide their own unique health benefits.
Strawberries are a good source of Vitamin K and C, as well as fiber, folic acid, manganese, and potassium. Vitamin K helps the body stay healthy by avoiding blood clots and keeping your bones strong. Vitamin C also keeps the body healthy by boosting the body's immunity. As we all know, fiber keeps the digestive system clean and healthy. However, you may not know that folic acid helps the body produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. All the nutrients in strawberries help our bodies function properly and provide a great reason to enjoy this new slushie!
Just as strawberries provide multiple health benefits so does apple cider. The only ingredients in the apple cider are... apples! Apples are full of fiber and water, filling your body up with goodness and keeping you fuller longer. One medium apple is equivalent to 1.5 cups of fruit, fulfilling 3/4 of your daily 2-cup recommendation. There are 36 apples in one gallon of cider, therefore one serving of our slushie contains around 2 apples. This means there are 3 cups of apples in one glass exceeding your recommended fruit intake for one day! This isn't even counting the strawberries!
Finally, honey! Local honey is said to help seasonal allergies, as honey contains pollen from the environment around the bees and you. This helps your body more easily adjust to the pollen you live amongst reducing seasonal allergies. Honey is a great way to sweeten food, such as our slushies, and creates a healthier option than just adding sugar.
We are excited about the creation of the slushie. We hope to see you at our retail store trying our new invention!
Alyssa Rosenbaum - Education and Food Safety Intern