|All mornings should start like this!|
The problem with store-bought juice is that it's really hard to find a good one that doesn't come packed with sugars and preservatives. And squeezing oranges on your own is a really good bicep work out! So I stick with dancing to Taylor Swift with my kids a lot instead.
I think the good folks at Florida's Natural, product of USA, read my mind so they sent me lots of yummy juice to try and now I'm reaching for OJ more and more these days and my coffee cup is feeling a little neglected.
|Lemonade may be my new favourite drink!|
Natural juices are so yummy I could probably drink them straight from the carton. But Florida's Natural said no no no Adora, there are other things you can do with them. Ah. Ok.
So there were 3 challenges I had to complete, and I asked you to choose the sequence in which I did them. The challenges were:
A - Make popsicles
B - Cook with orange juice
C - Make something with the empty juice cartons
So, make popsicles (and enjoy) popsicles we sure did! If you've got a non juice loving kid, popsicles are the answer! Here, I tried making rainbow popsicles but the colour contrast wasn't very obvious. Not that the kids minded though!
How to make popsicles:
Step 1: Pour desired juice into popsicle holder (ours are great because they catch drips which can then be sipped through the straw!). If you don't have one, you can use any cup and when it is half frozen, stick an ice cream stick in, and continue freezing
Step 2: Put in freezer for an hour
Step 3: Remove and enjoy!
Here's how I made it:
You'll need the following ingredients: Florida's Natural orange juice, chopped ginger, sliced carrots, snow peas, peanut butter, orange rind, prawns, sesame oil, light soya sauce, white pepper, uncooked noodles. Optional: black pepper and sesame seeds to garnish
Step 1: Cook noodles as per pack instructions and set aside.
Step 2: Fry garlic in a bit of oil.
Step 3: When you can smell fragrance or garlic, add carrots and peas and stir
Step 4: Add prawns and stir.
Step 5: Add orange juice and remaining ingredients except noodles. Bring to light simmer.
Step 6: Add noodles and toss. Garnish with black pepper and sesame seeds and serve.
|Verdict: The adults loved it but the kids didn't want to have much to do with it. Oh well, more for us!|
And finally, what to do with all the empty cartons? The great thing is that these cartons are bigger than regular juice packs. So I decided we would do what we've been saying we would do for a long time but never quite got round to doing it - plant our own indoor garden!
We've been composting our scraps for years, but I thought we might try planting some of them for a change. So we did.
Last week we put knobs of ginger, onion tops, bottom of spring onions (the white parts), chilli seeds and cherry tomato seeds in separate containers in soil. And today, we've got some progress!
The chillis are growing beautifully, the cherry tomatoes are encouraging and the ginger and onions are taking their time, but the spring onions didn't seem happy after a while so we're trying again.
I did the challenges in the sequence of B-A-C. And if you are @summerscenz on Instagram, congratulations, you have won for yourself a 1-month's supply of fresh Florida Natural's juice! I'll be contacting you through the email address you provided on my Instagram post soon.
Take care everyone, and have a healthy weekend!!