CHILDREN look forward to summer because this is the time when they bond and create new memories with parents, siblings and friends. So why not teach them how to prepare easy smoothie and popsicle recipes using Old Orchard Cranberry juices that are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants? Everyone will love making them almost as much as they love eating them!
Classic Red Snowball smoothie
Ingredients (serves 1):
1 ½ cup Old Orchard Cranberry Juice
1 fresh calamansi
2 cocktail cherry
Red apple slices
1 cup crushed ice
Procedure: Chill the Old Orchard Cranberry Juice in the fridge. Put a handful or a cup of crushed ice in a tall glass and add in the cranberry juice before the ice melts. Squeeze one fresh calamansi (use a strainer for the seeds) to add a zesty flavor. Brighten everything up with slices of red apples. Pop a couple of cocktail cherries onto a cocktail stick and use this to stir.
Cranberry Raspberry Popsies
Ingredients (serves 8-10):
1 bottle Old Orchard Cranberry Raspberry Juice
Fresh mango slices
Fresh peach slices or other fruits you wish to add like cherries
Silicone popsicle molds
Procedure: Place the bottle of Old Orchard Cranberry Raspberry Juice in the freezer one hour before making the popsies. After an hour, the consistency of the juice will be more solid which will allow you to place the fruits evenly. Drop a few mangoes and apples in the mold and then add in the juice. Repeat the process until you fill the mold. Add other fruits you wish like cherries. Place the popsicle sticks before you place the molder back in the freezer. It should be ready in one-two hours. (PR)