There are a number of things best associated with Spring: longer days, warmer weather, blooming flowers, and easier and lighter meal plans. Looking for recipe inspiration? Some of the best recipes for spring come from the produce that’s in season and readily available at local supermarkets and farmers’ markets. Drinking 100% juice, in appropriate amounts, is an easy and affordable way to boost daily fruit and vegetable intake for both children and adults, while also quenching thirst, but it isn’t the only way to enjoy 100% juice. Take a look at two healthy, fun recipes created by registered dietitians.
This dessert uses one cup of cherry juice and a bag of dried cherries to create the perfect dessert or snack on-the-go. These make a great lunchtime treat as the school year comes to a close, and will be a huge hit on summer days when the kids are home.
Regan Jones of This Unmillennial Life is a nationally known, award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist. The recipe was inspired as a result of the naturally delicious flavor profile between cherries, cherry juice, and graham crackers. Cherry juice is a light and refreshing option for spring and it’s good for you, too! It serves as a great source of potassium, and it’s been linked to many health benefits including a healthy blood pressure and improved sleep.
While most people associate beets with winter because they store so well, beets actually grow best in Spring (and Fall) when temperatures are warm during the day and cool at night. This roasted beet dish combines so many delicious and healthy ingredients, like beets, cranberry juice, and orange slices, to create the perfect springtime side dish.
Laura Ali, a registered dietitian and culinary nutritionist, agrees that most often, she whipped up roasted beets in the wintertime. However, cooking them in cranberry juice brought a lighter flavor profile to the recipe. Cranberry juice, like cherry juice, boasts a number of healthy attributes, including its high vitamin C and E content, along with antioxidants. Cranberry juice has been linked to a lowered risk of heart disease, cancer, and recurring urinary tract infections.
One-hundred percent fruit juice is so versatile and can be incorporated into any kind of recipe throughout the entire year. Interested in other great recipes for spring that use 100% fruit juice? Try this Pineapple Sweet & Sour Pork with Coconut Rice for a flavorful meal the whole family will love, and wind down after a long week with this refreshing Sunshine In A Glass Cocktail. Find plenty of other recipes here.