Summertime means spending more time outdoors. While this often includes playing sports or being more physically active, it can also be simply soaking up the sun in a chair or eating and drinking outside. In fact, outdoor dining is particularly popular during this time of year, as you can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine while also taking advantage of a bounty of summer produce. Add 100% juice to the menu and you can do double duty — quench your thirst and bump up fruit and vegetable intake. Check out these three ways 100% juice make eating outdoors easy and fun!
Cool Down Drinks
Creating quality refreshing drinks can be a challenge but these recipes make it a breeze. Our Citrusy Grapefruit Spritzer is a light and colorful option, perfect for the summer season. Adults and kids can stay hydrated and happy with this Summer Punch. A non-alcoholic blend of apple juice, grape juice, seltzer, and mint that just may become a new family favorite.
For those people who would rather drink than eat, consider a fruit smoothie like this simple Orange Banana Smoothie. Just four simple ingredients, and you’ll have yourself a tropical treat. In need of some post-workout fuel? Reward yourself for that afternoon jog with our Dark Chocolate and Cran-Raspberry or Pineapple, Banana, and Coconut smoothies.
Fancy Frozen Treats
Want something to beat the heat even more? Try one of our refreshing frozen treats, like our easy-to-make Ruby Red Grapefruit Sorbet. Highlight fresh summer fruit with our Green Slushie that combines honeydew, kiwi, banana, and white grape juice.
Skip the store-bought popsicles that are often loaded with artificial ingredients and make your own frozen treats with 100% juice. Our Lemonade, Cucumber & Mint Popsicles are fun to make, and a perfect option for adventurous kids and the grown-ups alike to enjoy.
Finally, for a kid-friendly favorite, check out our Gone Fishin’ Fruit Juice Squares. Not only will the little ones be entertained by this hands-on treat, but it’s a great way to sneak in a serving of fruit.
Simple Salad Dressings and Marinades
Salad dressings are a snap to prepare with 100% fruit juice and a few simple ingredients. Start with 100% fruit juice as a base then add oil, a little acidity with lemon juice or lime juice and a seasoning ingredient such as ginger, garlic or fresh herbs. Just mix together and pour. It’s just that easy! Ideal for pasta salads, fruit salsas and bean salads, consider trying this 100% cranberry juice vinaigrette, or this orange juice balsamic dressing. Or make your own salad dressing and experiment with any flavor you like.
One hundred percent juice can also add a splash of excitement to marinades, which are perfect partners for barbecue foods. Go beyond the traditional BBQ menu with some of our fruit-filled favorites. Treat your friends to some tangy flavor with our Orange Balsamic Chicken with Spinach, or offer a splash of sweetness with our Cranberry Balsamic Skillet Chicken.