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Make it a Juicy Juice Christmas with Juicy Juice Apple Cider



The holidays are very quickly approaching. Christmas will be here in less than a week. My Christmas menu is planned and the kitchen will be filled with smells of marvelous food very shortly. I love to involve my kids in the planning and preparing of the family meal. After all they are part of the family so I always include them. They all have their part to play in the Christmas celebration. Whether it's helping to set the table or handing ingredients, there's a part for everyone. So when they've done their part they also get a little treat and that's where Juicy Juice comes in. We were recently sent samples of the new Juicy Juice Splashers which you can find at your local supermarket, but I was also able to find them at my Walmart. Juicy Juice Splashers is a refreshing 50/50 blend of filtered water and fruit juice in a pouch, which have 50% less sugar than the leading juice. They are available in four delicious flavors, Berry Lemonade, Fruit Punch, Peach Mango and Tropical Twist. While I have always been a fan of their 100% juices which you will always find in my pantry, these new Splashers have now made a home here as well. The kids just loved them. Today however, I want to share with you a recipe that you can make just for the kids. After all kids need festive drinks too!

Here is what you'll need:


(Juicy Juice Apple Cider adapted from Juicy Juice)

Ingredients:

1 64oz bottle of Apple Juicy Juice® 100% juice
3 cinnamon sticks (plus additional for garnish)
2 whole oranges, peel included
10 cloves


Directions:

Wash oranges in cold water and chop into fourths
Combine cinnamon sticks, oranges, cloves and Apple Juicy Juice® 100% juice in a saucepan
Simmer over low heat for ten minutes, never letting the mixture boil


Remove oranges and allow cider to cool a bit
Serve in a mug with a cinnamon stick for garnish
Pour the remaining cider in a pitcher and store in the refrigerator for later


Juicy Juice is a great way to reward kids but here are a few fun ways you can include the kids for the holidays. Give little ones the opportunity to help set their own table, with kid-friendly decorating and menu ideas like these:

Make a kids-only menu item: A fun way to get kids involved and excited about the holiday season is to have them make a dish just for them. Try a low-stress, minimal ingredient recipe like Baked Apples (from Juicy Juice). End result: a seasonal and healthy dessert or side just for kids.

Endless Entertainment: For a rustic look (and a way to keep kids entertained during dinner) use brown craft paper in lieu of a tablecloth and set out some crayons and pencils for drawing and tic-tac-toe.

Serve festive drinks for the kids, too: Let the little ones sip on a glass of Apple Cider (made with Juicy Juice),  or set up a DIY drink station so they can make something special for themselves. Help kids combine half juice such as Juicy Juice with no added sugar, half sparkling water and add an easy fruit garnish or a festive straw. For younger kids, you can put a colorful selection of Juicy Juice boxes in an open cooler or bucket of ice so they can serve themselves.

Get the kids involved and make them feel extra special on Christmas!


Let's discuss: What ways do your kids help out on Christmas? 


Here are the ways to stay connected with Juicy Juice:



Annmarie John
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  1. We LOVE Juicy Juice at our house and it's something that I always have to have on hand. The kids always want it for snacks and whenever we're going out I keep it in my bag. Will have to give that apple cider a try this holidays. btw was that Madison sticking her tongue out in that photo? Too cute!

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  2. We rarely have juice in our house, but if I do, it's Juicy Juice.

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  3. Ohh I've not heard of these before, but they sound like something I really need to try. x

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  4. We always have Juicy Juice too and I would love to make that Apple Cider. I plan on including the kids this year. They are going to be helping out in the kitchen.

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  5. We Love juicy Juice! I let gabby help out by taping gifts shut. She feels so grown in doing such a simple task and it's cute.

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  6. My kids used to love Juicy Juice when they were little. I am sure it will be a hit with my daughter's daughter when she is born too.

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  7. Do these have hugh fructose corn syrup in them? I remember the old juicy juice did but I'm hoping they've made changes.

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  8. We love Juicy Juice at our house. Such great tasting juice.

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  9. Mmm, your apple cider recipe does sound really good. My kids were always excited to have Juicy Juice in their school lunches.

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  10. These sound great! I had no idea that Juicy Juice made these, my kids would love these I am sure!

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  11. This is a nice healthier alternative drink for guests, and especially children.
    I am thinking of preparing it for my niece.
    It is a better option than drinking all that soda.

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  12. Setting up a DIY drink station for the kids is a great idea. It would be fun for them to be able to mix their own drinks, plus it would give us mommies more time for ourselves. I'll have to stock up on Juicy Juice for the holidays.

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  13. I've never thought to make cider out of juicy juice! This is such a great idea. I think my children would really like this. Looks like Madison is enjoying! Going to add it to my shopping list so I can give this a try. Maybe a nice NYE treat for the kids.

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  14. I've never heard of Juicy Juice until this post! My kiddos love helping out during the holidays with decorating and it's probably the only time they burst at the chance to help clean! - Jeanine

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  15. That is such a great way to make a delicious drink We have always been fans of Juicy Juicy!

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