Drink Apples, U.S. Apple Association Suggests

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USApple is offering five ideas for blending, pouring or juicing apples

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From “morning to nightcap,” USApple is offering five ideas for blending, pouring or juicing apples.

With juicing trending nationwide as a ideal way to enjoy healthy foods, U.S. Apple Association (USApple) suggests liquefying apples as a yummy core ingredient for a wide array of beverages.

“Turning fruits and veggies into beverages is one of the top food trends for 2015, according to Allrecipes (http://www.scribd.com/doc/251880143/Allrecipes-Measuring-Cup-2015-Food-Trends),” said Wendy Brannen, Director of Consumer Health and Public Relations for USApple.

“Apples naturally sweeten up any veggie drink and add delightful flavor to traditional smoothies, cocktails and mocktail recipes you already enjoy—or new ideas we are happy to share.”

“Not to mention, 8 oz. of liquid apples count as one of your USDA daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables,” Brannen added. “So, whether you’re juicing a whole apple, blending in slices, or pouring 100% apple juice or cider, you can be happy knowing that by drinking your apples you’re supporting your health, as well as your taste buds.”

From “morning to nightcap,” USApple is offering five ideas for blending, pouring or juicing apples:

For the Kids: “Apple Smoothie with Spice” Blend in apples, almond milk, pie spice and applesauce to help kids get their daily recommended number of fruits and veggies. (http://www.usappleblog.org/apple-smoothie-with-spice/)

For Health: “Apple Super Protector” Whether for workout fuel, a morning pick-up or an overall energy boost, this mix of apples, oranges, and broccoli – packed with vitamin C and antioxidants – is just the ticket. (http://www.usappleblog.org/recipe-super-protector/)

For an Afternoon Refresh: “Apple Ginger Chiller” Drop the cookie or candy bar from the afternoon snack routine and replace with this cool combination of 100% apple juice, non-alcoholic ginger beer and vanilla syrup. (http://www.usappleblog.org/apple-ginger-chiller/)

For an Evening Warm-Up: “Apple Pie in a Glass” Who needs a plate when a cup will do with this warm combo of fresh apple cider, nutmeg, ginger root, cinnamon sticks and brown sugar? Adults can add brandy and sherry for extra warmth. (http://www.usappleblog.org/apple-pie-in-a-glass/)

For a Nightcap: “Apple Bourbon Bacon Cocktail” Apples are all grown up with this one-of-a-kind mix of bacon-infused bourbon, apple cider and cinnamon simple syrup. (http://www.usappleblog.org/bacon-infused-apple-bourbon-cocktail/)

To learn more about apples and apple varieties, visit USApple.org and USAppleBlog.org.

About USApple
USApple Association is the national trade association representing all segments of the apple industry. Members include 40 state and regional associations representing the 7,500 apple growers throughout the country, as well as more than 400 individual firms involved in the apple business. More information on the organization is available at USApple.org.

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U.S. Apple Association
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