Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wk 2 - DP - Frunch

I was only a huge fan of concentrate when I was a child, now I prefer the ingredients to be fresher with less preservatives. 


1 1/2 cups mango juice
1/2 cup pineapple concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 cups fresh orange juice
3 cups water
4 Tablespoons grenadine
Mix all ingredients together. Serve over ice in a tall glass. Serves 8.

For this recipe I decided to purchase the Mango Juice and Lemonade through Santa Cruz ORGANIC. Their growers all come from California with one of the prominent in near Santa Barbara. Their line of products is run from a very Green facility, that they purchase enough renewable energy each year to product all their products and 96% of their refuse is recycled which is amazing. USDA Organic.

The lemonade I got from Lakewood ORGANIC which is based out of Florida. USDA Organic.

With no current source of fresh or USDA Orange Juice I went with Simply Orange juice. All Natural.

For the grenadine I used ROSE's GRENADINE. 

Now with all of these ingredients I was able to make 3 batches of Frunch which is 24 servings. All of these juice when combined should never exceed two weeks from being mixed together. The Lemonade was $2.99, Mange Juice was $4.39, Pineapple Juice was $4.19, and the Orange Juice was $5.49. All of this was purchased at Whole Foods. When all combined it equals about 71 cents a serving and you end up with extra OJ, Lemonade, and Pineapple Juice for other recipes or drinking as well. 

USDA ORGANIC What does that mean?
USDA Organic means that the producer follows certain water and soil guidelines and conversation efforts as well as the humane treatment of its animals. What many people don't know is that USDA Organic comes in 3 grades. (1) 100% Organic (2) 95% Organic (this is where you traditional see the USDA Organic label on products), (3) Made with Organic Ingredients (70% and they cannot use the traditional USDA seal) many All-Natural foods fit into this category. 

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