In the midst of a heat wave, or after a long run, this low calorie spiked tropical smoothie is a great, refreshing way to cool down. Even better, blend up a batch or two, fill ice pop molds, and make spiked ice pops!
The last few days, the heat index has been over 100. It has been utterly miserable, to say the least. It’s actually been so hot that my air condition has been running non-stop and by the end of the day, it reads that the temperature has went up about 4 degrees in the house.
And it’s not technically even summer yet… UGH.
Time to cool off with this tropical slushie!
Last month, I partnered with Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer, sharing how the crisp refreshing taste is infused with natural fruit flavor, purified water and no added sugar for a sophisticated adult beverage at only 90 calories per can (Average Analysis: Calories 90; Carbohydrates 1g; Protein 0g; Fat 0g). Perfect for me, since I have been very health conscious more than ever this year.
While the sparkling seltzer is extremely refreshing, I thought they would make great low calorie slushies.
The spike sparkling seltzer flavor options: Cranberry Lime, Berry Lemonade, Watermelon, Orange Mango, Raspberry Rose.
While all of them make delicious slushie flavors, orange mango went great with some frozen tropical fruits (coconut, mango, papaya and pineapple), which is a favorite summer flavor of mine.
To make about 4 cups, I add 2 cups of frozen tropical fruit mix, 1 can of Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer Orange Mango and a handful of ice. Then blend.
If you want something a little more boozy, add 1/2 cup coconut rum!
You can cut the recipe in half to make just 1 large glass. I always make more so I can make some ice pops while I am at it.
The calorie count comes to about 87 per cup ( or about 138 with coconut rum). When I split the slushie mix into ice pops, each pop has about half a cup so the calorie count would be half as much, if you just enjoy one when you want a little treat to cool you off.
About those ice pops….
I am not going to lie… I have been all about making ice pops this month. All it took was for me to see a 150 pack of ice pop molds on Amazon (as shown below). They come with a funnel to fill easily and making different flavors for adults (and kid-friendly ones too) is fun and easy. I have about 50 homemade ice pops in the freezer right now, as I just made a few more batches yesterday.
With the full batch of this recipe, I am able to make 8 ice pops.
- 2 cups of frozen tropical fruit mix
- 1 can of Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer Orange Mango
- Handful of ice
- Optional for more boozy: ½ cup coconut rum
- Add all ingredients to blender (or smoothie maker).
- Blend until slushie consistency and there are no large clumps.
- Serve immediately and/or fill ice pop molds and freeze.
If you like the spring coasters shown above, get the full tutorial and free stencil design here.
If you try a different flavor slushie with spike sparkling seltzer, let me know if the comments.