Saturday, July 06, 2013

Lime-Ginger Slushy sweetened with stevia from our garden


Baby, it's hot outside!  This refreshing slushy is a great way to stay hydrated and cool.  Our stevia plant is doing great.  I love being able to go out and pick a couple leaves to use as needed.

I used 3 leaves, 2 cups water, 2 cups ice cubes, juice of 2 large limes, 1/4 tsp vanilla and 1 tbsp fresh ginger and blended until the ice was crushed in my vitamix.



So refreshing and simple.

For more stevia recipes, including a lot of baked goods, sugar free ketchup and salad dressings, click HERE! 

9 comments:

  1. that sounds amazing! i make a lot of popsicles in the summer, and did some just blending strawberries with almond milk. they could use a little sweetener next time, but otherwise taste exactly like strawberry shortcake, which was a great surprise. i've been doing a lot of berry fridge teas as well, and will definitely try this, though i don't have a vitamix. thank you for the recipe.

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    1. I love almond milk and strawberries... yum

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  2. I'm new to your blog and new to veganism. This is my first week being vegan and i'm hooked. Sorry if you have addressed this before. Where do you get a stevia plant? I would love to make this as is but I don't have a stevia plant growing. I can't wait to try out your recipes!

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    1. We got it at the local garden center. You can buy stevia powder.. if you have a Trader Joes near you, I like their concentrated powder.. or KAL Stevia Powder.. here's a post all about stevia: http://melomeals.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-love-sweet-leaf-all-about-stevia.html

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    2. Thank you so much! I'll go to TJ's tomorrow!

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    3. We buy cut stevia leaves from san francisco herb (NAYY, but check online for prices).

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  3. That is so cool. I grew my own stevia too and dehydrated it and then powdered it in the coffee grinder. Your recipe looks scrumptious.
    Peace and Raw Health,
    Elizabeth

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    1. Nice.. we are definitely going to be drying ours and grinding it into powder..

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    2. Thanks, that's a great idea to grind the stevia leaves into powder. I normally just crush the dry leaves with my fingers and is not as fine as I like it. : )

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