ICEE makeover – Fresh Juice Treat

by kimgerber on 03/25/2013

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Naked Juice Out of the Box Food

 

I’m no stranger to the challenge of getting kids to eat fruit and veggies.  I have one child that will eat pretty much any veggie you put in front of him – – but won’t touch fruit.  And another who literally would hide blueberries under his highchair cushion when he was a baby for fear of someone taking his precious fruit — but won’t touch a vegetable.  Therein lies the conundrum that many most of us face:  How do we get our kids to eat, let alone enjoy, their fruit and vegetables?

Last week we were offered the opportunity to try Naked Juice and then share ways we were inspired to eat our fruits and veggies.  Since it’s kids we’re trying to get to love fresh fruit and vegetables, I recruited mine and we took on this challenge together.

So what did we make???

Dessert of course!

Armed with our blender and ice cubes, one of my children claimed the bottle of Mighty Mango Naked Juice, the other the Strawberry Banana and we set out to make what is normally the bane of my existence come baseball season…the Snack Shack, ICEE.  That frozen concoction is so frightening that the girl serving them behind the snack shack counter actually asked the kids “What color do you want” instead of “what flavor”.  Yep, those florescent blue and red treats needed a makeover.

The beauty of this fresh take on an otherwise sugar/color laden concoction is not only is it an incredibly quick, easy and healthy dessert, but it is also an incredible opportunity to add fresh farmers market fruit, greens and other veggies into dessert for the kids.  Feel free to add a handful of spinach, kale, a cooked beet or two…or any fresh, whole fruit you have available.  Add enough greens or red beets and you too can create a “naturally” florescent colored ICEE for your kids!

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Fresh Juice Icee

Out of the Box Food Fresh Juice Icee

Special Equipment: Blender/Vitamix, straws

Ingredients:

  • 1, 15.2 oz bottle of no sugar added juice (we used Naked Juice Strawberry Banana and Mighty Mango)
  • 4 cups ice
  • assorted fruit/vegetable pieces (greens, beets, fruit and berries, etc)

Directions:

  1. Pour juice, ice and any addition fruit or vegetables into blender.  
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve with a fun straw!

Out of the Box Food Fresh Juice Icee

 

Naked Juice is worth its weight in good! There’s a pound of fruit in every bottle.   Naked Juice has partnered with charity Wholesome Wave to improve access to fresh produce in communities across the country. You can help by visiting www.nakedjuice.com/gooddeeds. For every coupon downloaded, 1 LB of fresh produce will go to an underserved community, up to 100,000 pounds

 

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*Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Naked Juice via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Naked Juice.

 

 

© 2013, kimgerber. All rights reserved.

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Ann Harrison May 16, 2013 at 10:36 am

This is a wonderful idea! Thank you!

I have a 12 y/o that seems to crave sugar all the time and I’m always looking for ways to have a bit of a sweet treat, but including as much nutrients as possible.

This is helpful :->

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Doris Peltier April 12, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Love this juice

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jenny April 12, 2013 at 11:34 am

Looks good. Need to try it!

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Gitta April 12, 2013 at 9:35 am

I like using all fresh ingredients to make my drinks

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Bridget White April 11, 2013 at 9:20 pm

We love naked juice but had never thought about using it to ake smoothies! We are going to try it!

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Bridget White April 11, 2013 at 9:18 pm

We love naked juices but had never thought about using them to make smoothies! I’m going to try i

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kemah April 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Naked products taste very good. normally, all natural products dont taste very good or have a strange after taste, i experienced that i dont get any of those problems. The recipe looks great

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Cindy April 11, 2013 at 10:59 am

Looks and sounded great. My kids loved it.

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Gail Fernandez April 9, 2013 at 7:25 pm

That ICEE recipe looks and sounds great, and a great way to get kids (and adults) to get servings of vegetables and fruit.

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cathy mcgill April 7, 2013 at 5:21 am

fresh naked juice makes good, smoothies,

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Lillian April 6, 2013 at 12:43 pm

This sounds amazing!

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Carol April 4, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Love it, but wish wasn’t so expensive

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Michelle Guidone April 4, 2013 at 9:16 pm

I love the Naked drinks. My favorites are Green Machine and Protein.

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Joy Jones April 3, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Naked juices taste great, but unfortunately their maker’s stance on GMOs is unacceptable. I boycotted them and Odwalla juices for the same reason. We have a right to know what it in the food we eat. http://www.naturalnews.com/038750_boycott_Naked_Juice_Odwalla.html

A great alternative is Bolthouse Farms, which tastes just as good, is just as healthy, less expensive, and openly discloses what’s in it’s products. http://www.bolthouse.com/faq

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Betty Ferrell April 3, 2013 at 4:08 pm

I like the juice.

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michelle weitzmann April 3, 2013 at 4:57 am

sounds really tasty, may have to try it

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Michelle April 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Looks great and healthy ! I wang to try this

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adelle medberry April 2, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Looks so good, I’d make these for myself:)

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roshall April 2, 2013 at 5:26 pm

got to try this!!!

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Nancy Bredberg April 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Cute idea-looks refreshing.

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Staci S. April 2, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I love the idea! Can’t wait to try this with my picky eater.

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Tena Taylor April 2, 2013 at 11:24 am

Yummy for the Tummy, so Cool!

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Deb Darnley April 2, 2013 at 7:28 am

This looks really refreshing, especially with Summer coming soon! I think my Grandkids would like this.

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Amy Adams April 1, 2013 at 9:41 pm

I think I just found a way to eat MY fruits daily!!

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Dolores April 1, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Sounds good to me

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Elizabeth Baldwin April 1, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Sounds tasty and healthy

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Dotti April 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Looks like a drink it be interesting to try first before buying

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Carey April 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Love the taste of Naked’s Mango juice

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Lisa April 1, 2013 at 6:58 am

Looks yummy!!!

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Cathie Adamietz March 31, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Smoothies are the best! Have one every morning.

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Demry Hardesty March 31, 2013 at 5:10 am

I would love to try Naked Juice Strawberry Banana, it sounds so good!

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susie rouse March 30, 2013 at 4:39 pm

this is great healthy snack

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Angie Adelman March 30, 2013 at 9:50 am

I personally do not like these drinks but to each their own.

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felicia March 30, 2013 at 12:07 am

Yumm. I love Naked. There flavors are amazing and this recipe was delish. Thank you Naked.

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teri March 29, 2013 at 7:45 pm

looks good

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Gwen March 29, 2013 at 5:40 pm

i love naked juices!!

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Marilyn Hagan March 29, 2013 at 4:01 pm

I would love to sample your product… Would that be possible???
Thanks,
Marilyn

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Michele Lewis March 29, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Great idea. I wish they had the “Naked” products when my kids were younger. I’ve been making smoothies lately for breakfast. I just decided to pick up some of these juices for when I want a really quick smoothie! I add ground flax seed and coconut oil and my 16 year old son had no idea and loved it. The kids also always want me to buy them the “Naked” juices. IT’s true that kids will drink something that tastes good before they would ever even consider eating most of the things in the juices!

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Tammy Isom March 29, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Can’t wait to try these, I am assured all three of my kids and myself would enjoy these 🙂

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Julie March 28, 2013 at 5:46 am

Looks great! I shall try it one day! Thanks for sharing

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