“Don’t fall for juice labels like “100% Vitamin C” and “100% Juice” to choose the best option. Food companies are allowed to say “100% juice” on the label even though their juice contains additives, flavorings, or preservatives”
Excerpt from Food Babe Kitchen by the fabulous Vani Hari
My kids typically drink water, but sometimes like most adults they want some more flare to the drinks. During winter we do fun hot chocolates or some flavored milks I make. I recently purchased and read the book Food Babe Kitchen by Vani Hari and made her 3-Minute Fruit Sorbet, and little happy accident occurred.
I under purchased the amount of frozen mango I needed, and my sons over poured the water into the food processor. The result was an amazing juice. I left it in our fridge, and I would take it out and add some water. Of course I find any excuse to use my coffee frother, so I used that to mix it evenly.
Here is a recipe we have been using lately for juice…
- 1/2 cup of organic frozen mango
- 1/2 cup of organic frozen strawberries
- about 1 1/2 cup of filtered water
- a squeeze of lemon
- Pour all of the ingredients into a food processor
- Let it mix until all of the fruit is smooth and there is enough liquid to produce a juice like consistency and not a thick smoothie consistency. I loosely suggest the water amount based to your liking.
- For a little extra flavor add some organic unsweetened shredded coconut (if you are the type of person who does not mind a pulp kind of vibe)
- Store the juice in an air tight container or mason jar to hold its freshness for up to 3-4 days in the fridge (if it lasts that long)
I hope you and your families enjoy this as much as we do! It is easy to make and free of unnecessary ingredients. Above all it is simple, the way food was intended to be!
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