6 popular frozen drinks laid bare before Summer
By Amanda Labourot
Frozen drinks with crushed ice are an extremely delicious way to beat the summer heat and they come in many forms such as slush, granita, frappé, etc. Refreshing and colourful, they are a huge hit with youngsters, but beware, because their nutritional profile is not very flattering…
These drinks almost always consist of sweetened water, flavoured with fruit coloring and crushed ice. Some people confuse slushes with smoothies, but while the latter contains real fruit, a slush is made up of sugar and coloring. So the only advantage of frozen drinks is their thirst-quenching power, which is unfortunately accompanied by a fair amount of calories.
In the case of iced coffees and cappuccinos, which cater more to adults, fat in the form of milk or cream also has to be added.
The sizes available in the market can vary widely. In many shops, 400 ml is only the small size, while in others, it stands for the medium size. So let’s compare approximately 400 ml of each of these beverages:
Fortunately, there are some healthy and economical alternatives. If you wish to quench your thirst, carry with you a thermos of our delicious recipe for Homemade lemonade (45 calories / serving). If you’re more of a coffee-drinker, you will enjoy our Caffé “affogato” (drowned) (80 calories / serving). When warmer days arrive, you can prepare a Melon “Granita” (70 calories / serving size) to chill you up.
However, there is no harm to indulge from time to time if your diet is balanced and you are physically active.