Monday, January 21, 2013

Cuties Juice Review {Recipe: Tangerine Blueberry Smoothie}

If you love Cuties Tangerines, than your gonna love Cuties Juice. We go through Cuties by the sackfuls in our house. My daughter loves them, because they're easy to peel and they don't have any seeds.

Mr. Picky Pants Carson is a whole different story. He eats very little fruits and veggies which is the one thing I dislike. No matter what kind of spin I put on it there's always a battle when it comes to getting him to try new things.  


 I'm thankful that I can disguise several foods and desserts with hidden fruits and veggies making it difficult for him to detect. He loves the fruit and vegetable juices, so I can at least get him to drink some of his vegetables.  

When I found out that Cuties came out with a juice line I was over the moon! Recently I had the opportunity to review a few of the Cuties juices to see how we liked it.

 Cuties Juice is a nutritious gluten-free and all-natural juice drink that comes in a variety of flavors. Each bottle contains 2 servings of fruit, has no sugar (the only sugar comes from the fruit itself), no artificial colors, no preservatives and is chocked full of antioxidants and vitamins. 
 

The cuties line is available at Walmart in three convenient sizes, 8 oz, 12 oz or family size 48 oz. bottles. We love the small 8 0z size, because they're perfect for on the go or to toss in the kids lunch boxes.
 

Besides the taste the kids loved the cute little faces on the side of the bottles.  These little guys were definitely the talk of the lunch table when my kiddo's took them to school. The kids kept saying everyone was asking where they got them.

By far our favorite flavor was the Clementine Mandarin Blend. It taste just like we were eating a Cutie Tangerine. I think what I love most about them, besides my kids actually drinking them is that you can use the juice blends to make different recipes.

I want to try using the Clementine Mandarin Blend in a few stir fry sauces to create a few Asian inspired meals. We used the Tangerine Blueberry Blend to make a healthy smoothie.



Hopefully I can find the different flavors in the larger size, because they're more economical ($3.99) for the (48 oz) family size bottles. The small 8 oz juices are priced at $1.88 each. 



If you want to give the new Cuties Juices a try grab your .75 Printable Coupon
and head to your local Walmart. With the coupon savings your total will be $1.13.





Cuties Tangerine, Blueberry Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 - cup (8 oz) Cuties Tangerine Blueberry Juice
1/2 - cup vanilla yogurt
1 - cup crushed ice
1/2  - teaspoon ground flax seed
1 1/2 - teaspoon honey

Directions:
Place cuties juice, yogurt, crushed ice, ground flax seed and honey into a blender. 


Blend until smooth or use the smoothie selector on your blender. 

Taste for sweetness and add more honey if needed. Pour, drink and enjoy!





 

2 comments:

The Better Baker said... #

Awesome! I didn't know about the juices! The two of us regularly go through a bag of cuties...MMM good. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said... #

Save the small Cuties bottles, and refill from the large for the kids lunches. :)