“Data do support consumption of 100% fruit juice in moderate amounts and suggest that consumption of 100% fruit juice may be an important strategy to help children meet the current recommendations for fruit."
- O'Neil et al. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. January/February 2008.
Enjoy 100% juice in your glass - or on your plate! From smoothies to marinades to sweet breads, 100% juice is a featured ingredient in the following tasty recipes.
|Entrees and Salads|
|Snacks and Smoothies|
Cranberry PopcornMakes 6 servings
1/2 stick butter
1 c granulated sugar
1/4 c light corn syrup
1/4 c honey
1/4 c 100% juice (cranberry blend)
12 c popped corn
1 c dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in sugar, corn syrup, honey and cranberry blend juice. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Lower heat and simmer until mixture reaches 220 degrees F. on a candy thermometer. Place popcorn and dried cranberries in a large bowl. Pour syrup over popcorn; stir until well coated. Spread popcorn evenly in a large roasting pan. Bake for about 5 minutes, stirring once or twice, until mixture just begins to turn lightly brown. Remove from oven; let cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week or roll into popcorn balls. Re-crisp in a preheated 350 degree oven for a few minutes, if necessary.
Ice PopsMakes 16-20 servings
1 11.5-oz can of frozen juice concentrate (any flavor)
2 cans of water
Thaw frozen juice. In a medium pitcher, combine the juice with the water. Mix well. Pour into molds and freeze.
Orange Banana Yogurt SmoothieMakes 2 servings
2 c orange juice
2 medium frozen ripe bananas, cut into pieces
1 c (8 oz.) low-fat or fat-free vanilla yogurt
Place juice and bananas in blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Add yogurt. Cover and blend until frothy. Pour into glasses. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve immediately. Hint: To freeze bananas, peel and place in freezer bag. Seal tightly and freeze.