Healthy Summer Slushy for Seniors (and Caregivers)

Senior caregivers know that seniors often have their specific food preferences. At the same time, making sure a senior's eating habits are delivering proper nutrition can be an ongoing challenge.  Now that it is summertime, you can have fun with nutrition by making cooling slushies, especially if a senior's diet includes the purchased nutrition shakes - what a nice change of pace to have a homemade smoothie or slushy to enjoy a new flavor.

Myfamilydish.com shares an easy recipe with us on how to make a delicious peach slush and you can even toss in some of your summer herbs that perhaps you are growing in your yard or on your kitchen shelf.  Farmer's markets offer a fun outing for seniors, too, and a way to engage in conversation about their gardening past if they no longer are gardening.  And everyone likes an excuse to share a favorite recipe.

Nutrition tips for seniors: add some of the following to give your Peach Basil Slush a boost:

 

  • Protein Powder
  • Flax Seed
  • Wheat Germ 

 

This recipe uses peaches, basil and a fun drink you can buy at the store called Cascade Ice.  As always, you can make substitutions.  Check out the Peach Basil Slushy recipe and if you don't decide to make it, you can definitely enjoy the photos (but I think you'll be craving one, too, when you see these pictures).  Happy summertime! Don't forget that senior care companies are still hiring and send anyone looking for a senior caregiving job to Caregiverlist to apply.  Online caregiver training also helps anyone begin to develop senior care skills by taking this online training course.

Peach Basil Slushy from Myfamilydish.com

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