This is it, the recipe that will be more refreshing than lemonade and an easy way to not waste produce. Grape slushy for the win!
School has started and it’s still blazing hot here in Utah. I’m all about occasionally having a special little something for the kids to come home to and this Grape slushy is one of our absolute favorites. And it happens to come from one of my current favorite cookbooks, Fast to the Table Freezer Cookbook by my sweet friend, Becky from The Vintage Mixer.
This cookbook is everyone’s dream because I hear over and over again how there just isn’t time to get dinner on the table and the older our kids get the busier they get so I can totally relate. Becky gives you freezer friendly recipes and frozen food shortcuts that will save you gobs of time BUT you guys, they are waaaaaayyy better than your average freezer meals. These ones have loads of flavor and don’t end up all weird tasting like many frozen meals.
How Long is Food in the Freezer Good?
As a general rule of thumb, frozen food will keep for three months in a standard home freezer before starting to show signs of freezer burn.
This is true for raw meats, cooked meats, prepared foods, breads, and anything else you might think of freezing.
The cookbook is hands down one of the most beautiful I’ve laid my eyes on but the recipes are real recipes. Recipes I already make for my family and love like, banana waffles, mashed potatoes, roasted chicken and then a few that really shake things up like, beef and potato handpies, chicken and black bean and corn enchiladas. Plus, don’t forget dessert, salted caramel brownies on a stick and even brown sugar peach pie. Good mercy.
This grape slushy takes only two ingredients and I chose it because we buy the big bag o’ grapes from Costco and sometimes life happens and we are left with half a bag starting to turn wilty. Now I pop them in the freezer and then blend them up with a little coconut water and oh my sweet deliciousness!! It’s so refreshing and so delicious. I had no idea that frozen grapes were so good!
Are Grapes Good for You?
Polyphenols are known antioxidants that help fight free radicals in the body.
The grape skins and pulp contain the most polyphenols.
They also have the highest antioxidant abilities.
Grapes are good for you, in large part thanks to their polyphenol content.
You know I don’t blog about cookbooks very often. So few are really worth it in my opinion. They are often too complicated or the recipes don’t turn out. I am loving Fast to the Table and you can click the link to buy one for yourself!
Is Coconut Water Good for Hydration?
While coconut water is low in calories, rich in potassium, and fat and cholesterol free, the evidence that it is actually better than plain water for simple hydration is unfortunately lacking.
Compared to typical sports drinks, coconut water has fewer calories, less sodium, but higher amounts of potassium.
- 3 Cups Frozen Grapes, we prefer red seedless
- 1 1/2-2 Cups Coconut Water
- Add grapes and coconut water to a blender and pulse until smooth.
- Serve immediately or we even pour it into popsicle molds for a refreshing treat!