Skinny Fresh Fruit Frappe
Skinny Fresh Fruit Frappe

Skinny Fresh Fruit Frappe

I have a tendency to skimp on my calories when it comes to drinks.  My reasoning is I love food so much, I like to leave all my calories for eating. When I have drinks through the day I choose water, either sparkling or still or a Diet Coke or Lemonade. That was until I came up with this skinny version of a fresh fruit frappe. I would never chose to drink a fruit juice as it’s had all the lovely filling fibre taken out of the fruit. So I have started making these fruit frappes which use whole fruits.

Fresh Fruit Slushie Drink

Fresh Fruit Slushie Drink

In case you are not sure what I mean by fruit frappe it’s like a slushie except made from blending ice and fruit which has a high juice content.  This method is so much better for you than juicing the fruit as you get the benefit of all the nutrients and fibre, plus you feel full after your drink.  A fruit frappe is more like a snack than a drink, but it has less calories than fruit juice because you need far less fruit to fill your glass.

Fresh Fruit for Fruit Frappe Recipe

Fresh Fruit for Fruit Frappe Recipe

I want to explain one other nutritional component in the fruit juice versus fruit discussion. I am 44 years old and have managed to keep a reasonable figure after having 5 children.  My mother has type 2 diabetes and is on a low GI diet by necessity.  When I looked at her dietitian dictated meal plan a few years ago I discovered something very interesting, I have always eaten this style of diet by choice. Low GI keeps you full longer because you are eating fibre rich food, or food which takes a long time to digest, so you are less likely to consume too many calories.

Skinny Fresh Fruit Frappe Recipe

Skinny Fresh Fruit Frappe Recipe

So that’s my little discussion. Please note that I am in no way qualified to have an opinion on health issues. These are simply my musings. After all, anyone that starts the first paragraph acknowledging they drink diet coke and lemonade is not going to beable to claim health guru status! Plus, I know you have all seen my delicious salted caramel desserts, believe me, they are not low GI.

Fresh Fruit Frappe – Skinny
Recipe Type: Drinks
Cuisine: Healthy
Author: Julie
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 4 cups
A quick and healthy recipe for summer! Add a splash of vodka for a something a little more!
  • 220gm Kiwi fruit (2 peeled)
  • 240gm pineapple (peeled and cored)
  • 1/2 lime peeled
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 2 cups diet lemonade
  • 2 cups ice
  1. Put all the ingredients in a heavy duty blender and combine until smooth.
Serving size: 1 glass Calories: 69 Fat: 0 Saturated fat: 0 Unsaturated fat: 0 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 17 Fiber: 2

Before we carried away with being OVERLY healthy I want to share a little Friday fun!

Add  4 nips of bacardi to the blender before you wizz.  Here you have a delicious low calorie cocktail. What a great way to enjoy your daily fruit serves. Lets welcome in the weekend.

Fresh Fruit Cocktail

Fresh Fruit Cocktail

Happy Friday!


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  1. Oh heck, that sounds amazing! I can see myself drinking that (both versions) out of a coconut shell or pineapple with a little umbrella 😉

  2. Wow! This looks delicious and pineapple is my best (although I don’t eat it as often as I like because I’m too lazy to cut it up! My bad, I know!) I’ve sworn myself off fizzy pop for some time now, so I wonder how this will work with sparkling water? I reckon it would be uber-refreshing in summer. We make a vodka prosecco slushy, there’s nothing healthy about it but what it lacks in nutritional value it makes up for in flavour! Frappes for the win!

  3. Thank goodness I swore off of Diet Coke over 3 years ago- I was hooked on the caffeine, but was able to go off ‘cold turkey.’ Thanks for the definition of ‘frappe’- I didn’t know what that was before. Your drink looks so refreshing. Five children! I’ve only seen photos of three of them- the others must be hiding or are already grown up!

  4. Awh yeah. I just sent down an order to the kitchen for the fruit to make this as soon as its a decent drinking hour. 🙂 With the warmer weather, I’ve been getting my green smoothie on. This actually sounds like a tasty little combo and good for the tummy too. Thanks for sharing, here’s cheers, happy Friday. 🙂

  5. Wow, I love both fruit! I love the fibre of pineapple. Just noticed…were you not just 43? 44 is still far away right? LOL 😉 Happy weekend!!!

  6. I think your figure is more than reasonable! I also only drink low-calorie drinks except for when the wine comes out! I love the combination of kiwi fruit, mint and pineapple xx

  7. I’m amazed at the nutritional information. I think I would enjoy the cocktail version 🙂

  8. This sounds absolutely scrumptious. My hubs LOVES frappes and wouldn’t slurp this down in a hot second. 🙂

  9. I am pretty much a water and green smoothie drinker, but this frappe would be a lovely addition 🙂 I like the fruits you chose – very tropical too.

  10. I live the flavour mix here Julie! I always put mint in my fresh drinks too, it’s so refreshing xox

  11. Nice one, Julie… perfect for our soon to come warm weather!

  12. I need one like this rigth now ! And if it’s possible on the beach 🙂 Have a nice weekend !!

  13. Hi Julie, I drink mostly water as well throughout the day. Love the idea of an adult slushy, looks delicious!

  14. ‘I’m with you-I’d rather eat my calories than drink it but this is a great, light version! 😀

  15. I only ever see such cool drinks in restaurants, wouldn’t mind lounging in my room with this 😀
    Delicious recipe!

    Choc Chip Uru

  16. Oh this looks delightfully refreshing (and is also fructose friendly!!!!)

  17. Looks sooo refreshing with kiwi and pineapple! We do love your little Friday fun version laced with bacardi.
    Cheers to a Happy Weekend 🙂

  18. Oooh yum and I love the boozy version too! I’m the same as you and would rather leave my calories to eating sweet treats…. and yes I love a diet coke too!

  19. I also prefer to eat my calories rather than drink them so this skinny fruit frappe is genius! And pretty too! 🙂

  20. I’ve been on a diet since earlier this year (with great results!), and I’m like you now – I never drink sugary drinks and reserve all my kilojoules for food! Diet Coke is about as far as I go – this would be a lovely change though.

  21. Me too! I rarely drink juice because I rather want to eat good food (that has more calorie. :D). All the ingredients sounds so refreshing and I can’t help imagining the refreshing feeling! Love that you used pineapples in this drink. It’s so yummy!

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