Some Recipes that Use Juice

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Some Recipes that Use Juice


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Cranberry Punch
Fruit Juice Spritzer
Orange Julius
Orange Popsicles
Peachy Pops
Smoothies


Cranberry Punch

  • 2 cans (12 oz. each) frozen cranberry apple juice (prepared according to package directions) OR 2 bottles (48 fluid oz. each) cranberry apple juice
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 6 cinnamon sticks, broken
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced and seeds removed

Place all ingredients in a large pan.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes.

Remove and discard spices and lemon. Serve warm.

Tip: Save money on spices by shopping for them in the bulk foods section or at a natural foods store.

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Fruit Juice Spritzer

  • 2 cups fruit juice (look for 100% natural juice)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice OR 4 slices lemon
  • 2 cups sparkling water OR club soda
  • Combine fruit juice and lemon juice in a pitcher.
  • Slowly pour sparkling water or club soda down the inside of the pitcher.

Stir gently. Serve over ice.

Servings: 4

Tip: Try this fizzy drink instead of soda pop for a healthier choice.

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Orange Julius

  • 1 can (6 oz.) frozen orange juice concentrate OR other type of juice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 10 ice cubes

For a variation, add: 1 tsp vanilla

  • Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor.

Blend until frothy.

Servings: 4

Tip: Try different types of juice in this recipe - you can use strawberry, raspberry, lime and other flavors!

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Orange Popsicles

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 tsp honey OR sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp dry milk
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 4 small (5 oz.) plastic OR paper cups
  • 4 wooden popsicle sticks OR plastic spoons
  • Aluminum foil
  • Put all food ingredients in a blender pitcher.

Blend until smooth. Pour into paper cups.

  • Insert wooden pop stick or plastic spoon into center of each cup for a handle.

Cover tops with pieces of aluminum foil, piercing each with the stick or spoon handle.

Freeze 5 hours or until solid. To remove popsicles from cups, place bottom of cup under warm running water for 15 seconds. Press firmly on bottom of cup to release the popsicle. (Do not twist or pull popsicle sticks.) Store leftover popsicles in freezer.

Servings: 4

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Peachy Pops

  • 2 peaches OR 1 1/2 cups canned peaches, drained and chopped OR other fruit of your choice
  • 2/3 cup (6 oz.) vanilla yogurt OR other flavor of your choice
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • Divide peach pieces among the 6 paper cups
  • Place yogurt in a medium bowl. Slowly pour orange juice into yogurt, stirring until blended.

Pour juice mixture over peaches.

  • 6 small (5 oz.) plastic OR paper cups
  • 6 wooden popsicle sticks OR plastic spoons
  • Aluminum foil
  • Place popsicle stick or spoon into center of each cup.

Cover tops with pieces of aluminum foil, piercing each with the stick or spoon handle.

Freeze 5 hours or until firm. To remove pops from cups, place bottom of cup under warm running water for 15 seconds. Push on bottom oc cup to remove popsicle. (Do not twist or pull handle.) Store leftover popsicles in freezer.

Servings: 6

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Smoothies

  • 1 cup (8 oz.) yogurt OR milk OR soy beverage
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen fruit (any combination)
  • 1/2 - 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup your choice juice

For a variation, add: 2 Tbsp ground flax seed

  • Place yogurt, fruit and ice cubes in a blender or food processor.

Blend until smooth. Eat smoothie thick with a spoon or add juice to make it thin enough to drink.

Servings: 2

Serving idea: Strawberry-banana smoothies are a favorite, but many flavor combinations go well together.

Tip: Put slightly overripe fruit in the freezer to have on hand for smoothies.

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