Juiced!

 
Fresh fruit juice is a versatile ingredient that can be put in practically everything! From fruity smoothies to healthier cocktails to desserts with a pop of bright flavors, you are going to have a hard time resisting these freshly squeezed recipes!
 


Lemon Berry Bars

For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon

For the filling:

  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 4 ounces fresh raspberries
  • 4 ounces fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray an 8”x8” baking dish with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, mix together ingredients for the crust until well combined. Press graham cracker crust into the pan in an even layer. Bake for 10 minutes until golden brown and fragrant.

In a large bowl, stir together egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest for the filling. Gently fold in blueberries and raspberries. Pour filling over the crust. Bake 15 minutes until set. Chill 1 hour in the refrigerator before slicing and serving.

If you don’t love blueberries or raspberries, you can simply use one berry in the lemon bars, or substitute blackberries!


Sunshine Chia Smoothie

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Combine bananas, raspberries, grapefruit juice, orange juice, and lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth. Add chia seeds and combine on low speed. Serve immediately.

Make your morning smoothie a little richer and more complex with 2 teaspoons cocoa powder!


Freshest Margarita

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce agave
  • salt and lime wedges for garnish

Rim a cocktail glass with lime juice and then salt. Fill a shaker with ice. Add tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, lemon juice, and agave. Shake well. Fill cocktail glass with ice. Strain margarita into the glass. Serve immediately.

Want to add a little spice to your margarita? Add approximately ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper to the shaker when you make the cocktail.

Author: Living Magazine

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