No need to battle the bees (and calories) at carnivals or amusement parks. We swapped sinfully sugary frozen lemonade for an equally sweet guilt-free recipe. Start blending, lemon-lovers! P.S. This also ROCKS when made with pink lemonade mix!
Ingredients: 2 tsp. Crystal Light Lemonade powdered drink mix (2 On The Go packets or 1/2 of a tub) 1 tsp. fat-free powdered non-dairy creamer (like Coffee-mate Original Fat Free) 1 1/2 cups crushed iced or 8 - 10 ice cubes
Directions: Dissolve creamer in 1/4 cup warm water, and mix well. Add 1 1/4 cups cold water and Crystal Light. Mix well. Place mixture in a blender with the ice. Blend at high speed until thoroughly blended. (If using ice cubes, start with half of the ice. Stop blending occasionally to add a cube or two, and then continue blending -- repeat until desired consistency is reached.) Pour into a tall glass, and then spoon and/or sip your way to lemon satisfaction! (Pssst... for an even slushier and less liquidy consistency, place in the freezer for about 20 minutes before enjoying!) MAKES 1 SERVING
If kids sold this frozen, sugar-packed version of lemonade at neighborhood stands, we'd be tempted to send them all to their rooms without supper (HG's most severe form of punishment!). The fact that this stuff is so popular at carnivals and fairs should immediately tell you it's not exactly guilt-free. Frozen lemonade's BFFs are typically punks and hoodlums like funnel cake, corndogs and fried Twinkies! With nearly 300 calories per serving, these chilly citrus concoctions clearly give lemons a bad name. Lay the blame on the high-as-a-roller-coaster amounts of sugar, corn syrup and sometimes even oil (eww!). Steer clear of this frozen fiasco, and the next time life hands you lemons, make HG's Freezy-Cool Lemon Slushie instead...
CHEW ON THIS: Today, August 5th, may or may not be National Waffle Day. (Apparently, it's a hotly debated topic.) Have waffles with the works for only 226 calories -- it's HG's Woohoo Waffle Stack, and it ROCKS!
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