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Monday, May 23, 2016

Nutritiously Delicious Recipes with Mott's 100% Original Apple Juice

Hi Mommies, did you know that Mott's 100% apple juice is no ordinary beverage? You can either drink it or EAT it! Yes, you read it right! 

Experience creative cooking and pleasurable eating with the first ever recipe book developed for Mott's Philippines by Philippine and US registered Dietitian-Nutritionist Cheshire Que, featuring 20 tasty and nutrient-packed breakfast dishes, snacks and beverages, all made perfect with Mott's 100% apple juice goodness. 

And right now, I'm gladly sharing with you some easy to follow recipes that are just all about delicious and nutritious ways that you can enhance food and beverages with Mott’s which I've learned from the recipe book I got during the Summer Family Fun Day with Mott’s 100% Apple Juice. I'm sure you and you're kids will enjoy cooking and eating this together!


FRUITY TRIO BLEND

Makes 1 serving 
Warm and citrusy with a kick of cinnamon 

Ingredients:
1 cup Mott’s 100% Apple Juice
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp. honey
1/4 tsp. cinnamon powder

Procedure:
In a saucepan, combine all ingredients.
Heat over medium heat for 3 minutes.
Serve hot.


TETE-A- TEA COOKIES
Makes 35 pcs.
An Earl Grey-enhanced cookie that’s light as clouds and the perfect pair to an afternoon tea

Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup Mott’s 100% apple juice
1/2 cup white sugar, sifted
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 tsps. or 1 teabag Earl Grey
1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt

Procedure:
In a bowl, combine dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, cream butter until smooth using an electric mixer. 
Add Mott’s 100% apple juice and mix. 
Add dry ingredients and blend well. 
Using a tablespoon, drop cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
Allow to cool in a rack and store in airtight container.

Recipe Variation: For a cake like texture, add one egg to creamed butter and beat until well blended before adding dry ingredients.


SAVORY CREPES
Makes 7 pcs.
A layer of French flavors that’s easy to assemble

Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup Mott’s 100% apple juice
1/2 cup non fat milk
2 eggs
2 tbsps. melted butter
2 tbsps. honey
1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Cooking spray

Filling:
60g cream cheese

Procedure:
1. Combine all ingredients except cream cheese.
2. Blend well using an electric mixer.
3. Coat pan with cooking spray.
4. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the center of the pan.
5. Lift pan and rotate to evenly spread batter and create a thin circular shaped crepe.
6. Cook in medium heat for two minutes or until crepe comes off when pan is nudged.
7. Turn crepe and cook for 1 minute.
8. Spread cream cheese on one side of the crepe.
9. Fold crepe in half then into quarters.
10. Serve warm.


APPLELICIOUS SPAGHETTI
Makes 8 one-cup servings
Tasty and zesty but something you don’t see in a 3-year- old’s birthday party

Ingredients:
200g uncooked spaghetti
100g ground chicken
1 1/2 cups Mott’s 100% apple juice
1 1/2 cups non-fat milk
1 can diced tomatoes (190g)
100g cheddar cheese, grated
100g sayote, grated
90g carrots, grated
1 tbsp. salt
3/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Procedure:
1. Cook spaghetti in water until al dente.
2. In a saucepan, mix chicken and 1/4 tbsp. salt. Cook in medium heat, constantly stirring until dry.
3. Add sayote and carrots. Cook for 1 minute.
4. Add diced tomatoes, garlic powder, onion powder, 1/2 tbsp. salt and black pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
5. Add Mott’s 100% apple juice and milk. Allow to boil.
6. Add 1/4 tbsp. salt. Allow to boil.
7. Add 20g cheese. Cook until sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
8. In a square baking dish, pour and evenly spread 1 ladle of sauce. Add 1/2 of the noodles. Pour 3 ladles of sauce and add 20g cheese. Add remaining half of the noodles. Pour the rest of the sauce and top with cheese.
9. Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Recipe Variation: To decrease sodium content, decrease amount of salt and cheese by half.

With Mott’s 100% Original Apple Juice, you can always find fun and flavorful ways to hydrate and fuel your family. Now, that’s officially an inevitable excuse to never run out of this beverage in your pantry!