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Jell-O® Slushies for Weight Loss – Clean Eating Kitchen with Jan D’Atri

Watch Jan D’Atri, Red Mountain’s Culinary Chef, prepare a variety of slushies made with gelatin and zero-calorie sodas.

 


Strawberry Jell-O® Slushie

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of Sugar-Free Strawberry Jell-O®
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup Strawberry Zevia® or zero-calorie soda of choice

 

Directions:

  1. Combine boiling water and Jello-O® mix until powder is completely dissolved.
  2. Mix in lemon juice and soda, stirring thoroughly.
  3. Pour into a baking dish and freeze for 3-5 hours or until hard.
  4. When done, remove from freezer and set aside for 5 minutes.
  5. Scoop into a glass using a spoon or ice cream scooper, adding a little more soda to the cup to help soften mixture. Serve & enjoy!

 


 

Root Beer Slushie

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of unflavored Sugar-Free gelatin
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 cup zero-calorie root beer

 

Directions:

  1. Combine boiling water and gelatin until powder is completely dissolved.
  2. Mix in soda, stirring thoroughly.
  3. Pour into a baking dish and freeze for 3-5 hours or until hard.
  4. When done, remove from freezer and set aside for 5 minutes.
  5. Scoop into a glass using a spoon or ice cream scooper, adding a little more soda to the cup to help soften mixture. Serve & enjoy!

 


 

Orange Slushie

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of unflavored Sugar-Free gelatin
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 cup zero-calorie orange soda
  • 1 serving Classic Orange Crystal Light drink mix

 

Directions:

  1. Combine boiling water and gelatin until powder is completely dissolved.
  2. Mix in the orange soda and Crystal Light drink mix, stirring thoroughly.
  3. Pour into a baking dish and freeze for 3-5 hours or until hard.
  4. When done, remove from freezer and set aside for 5 minutes.
  5. Scoop into a glass using a spoon or ice cream scooper, adding a little more soda to the cup to help soften mixture. Serve & enjoy!

 


 

Lemon-Lime Slushie

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of Sugar-Free Lime Jell-O®
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 cup zero-calorie lemon-lime soda

 

Directions:

  1. Combine boiling water and Jell-O® until powder is completely dissolved.
  2. Mix in the lemon-lime soda, stirring thoroughly.
  3. Pour into a baking dish and freeze for 3-5 hours or until hard.
  4. When done, remove from freezer and set aside for 5 minutes.
  5. Scoop into a glass using a spoon or ice cream scooper, adding a little more soda to the cup to help soften mixture. Serve & enjoy!

 


 

Transcript:

 

They’re refreshing and fun, and they won’t sabotage your weight loss program. They’re slushies and slushy pops: Summer’s ultimate thirst quenchers.

Hi, it’s Jan D’Atri and today I’m sharing a recipe that’s easy to make, tastes delicious, and will help you lose weight and keep it off. This is Clean Eating, the Red Mountain Way!

Pick a flavor and pick a cooler. What’s unique about these slushies is they’re made with gelatin. Any flavor, as long as it’s sugar-free – cherry, orange, strawberry-banana, strawberry, or lime! Or, you could make a refreshing slushie with unflavored gelatin and powdered drinks like Crystal Light and your favorite zero-calorie beverages like Zero Gatorade, diet root beer, and Zevia sodas.

 What really gives these slushies a kick is lemon juice! Now, lemon not only brings out the flavor in food and drinks, but it’s also super high in vitamin C. and, studies have shown that adding foods to your diet that are rich in vitamin C can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease and stroke!

So, let’s have some fun! how about a strawberry Jell-O® slushy?

In a bowl, add a package of sugar-free strawberry Jell-O®, 1 cup of boiling water, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, and give it a good stir. Then, measure out one cup of soda and add it to the bowl. Then, pour the mixture into a baking dish and freeze for several hours or overnight. When it’s hardened, scoop it up and into a glass. Add more soda, top it off with more slushy, garnish with strawberry and lemon, and you have a Super Slurpee Strawberry Slushie!

How about a root beer slushie? Start with a packet of unflavored gelatin and add a cup of boiling water. Give it a stir, then measure out a cup of zero-calorie root beer. Mix it in and freeze it the same way. Then, scrape it up, fill your mug, add more soda, and you’ve got yourself a rootin-tootin Red Mountain Root Beer Slushie!

Follow the same method for any flavor! For a lime drink. I use lime Jell-O® and Diet 7-Up for a luscious locale lime slushie.

Orange version? Try orange Crystal Light and gelatin. Scoop it in a glass with zero-calorie orange soda. And orange you glad you know how to make these now?

For a kid-friendly version, make the slushy mixture the same way and pour it into popsicle molds. Cute, right?

The really great thing about gelatin slushies is the gelatin! Many studies have been done about the health benefits of it. High in amino acids, gelatin promotes glowing skin, strengthens joints and bones and hair and nails. And like collagen, gelatin is packed with the anti-aging superstars, glycine and proline So, slurp away! It’s all part of a delicious way to find a weight loss program that’s fun!

For more great recipes for clean eating the Red Mountain Way, visit redmountainweightloss.com

 


Jan D’Atri is Red Mountain’s official Culinary Chef, providing patients with a variety of instructional videos regarding how to cook healthy meals.

With an extensive background in the food industry as a restaurant owner, gourmet food distributor, and cookbook author,  Jan’s expertise is in high demand. In fact, she has been featured in various Phoenix media outlets including radio host on 92.3FM KTAR, Arizona Midday, Sonoran Living, Phoenix Magazine, and more.

Watch more delicious recipes from our RM Clean Eating Kitchen series with Red Mountain’s Culinary Chef, Jan D’Atri and learn to eat clean the Red Mountain Way!