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Sunday, July 8, 2012

How to Work Superfruits in Your Summer Party - Giveaway

I've recently gotten interested in Superfruits and so I thought it was a perfect time to host this guest post by Jill McRae.  Best of all, one of you will have a chance to try True Beverages by entering the #giveaway at the end of the article. 

How to Work Superfruits into Your Summer Party
By Jill McRae

Balmy summer nights beg for chilled patio drinks and backyard barbecues. But before you reach for the rosé, consider fixing yourself and your loved ones a drink with Superfruits. Not only are Superfruits rich in antioxidants, but those sweet-smelling berries are great for the brain, heart and overall health.

Whether you’re planning a family picnic, or a mommy’s night off, here are four delicious ways to work Superfruits into your summer party. 

Adult Fun:

TrueBlack Sangria is a simple recipe that is bursting with fresh fruit and flavour. Squeezed for time? Mix this sangria the day before and it will be just as tasty. The not-so-secret ingredient to this sangria is new TrueBlack juice made from grape, blackberry and aronia berry juice.

TrueBlack Sangria

½ bottle (1.89/64oz) TrueBlack Blackberry Cocktail
3 cups cabernet sauvignon
1 cup orange juice
1 16oz can red grapefruit sections (juice and fruit)
2 navel oranges sliced
2 limes sliced
1 lemon sliced
3 fresh peaches, skinned and sliced in eights
Garnish with fresh or frozen blueberries or blackberries

The Antioxidant Blutini combines the flavours of TrueBlue with citrus and nutty liquors to create a smooth, refreshing cocktail. Get your superfruit fix shaken over ice with this blueberry based cocktail that is high in antioxidents.

Antioxidant Blutini

1 oz TrueBlue (any flavour)
1 oz triple sec
½ oz amaretto
½ oz cointreau

Kids Fun:

Not only will this party punch withstand the taste test, it contains no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. Wild blueberries top the superfruits chart and have been linked to promoting memory and brain health.
TrueBlue Party Punch

2 cups (500ml) TrueBlue Wild Blueberry
2 cups (500ml) ginger ale
1 cup (250ml) orange juice
2 tbsp (30ml) lemon juice

It’s not hard to convince kids to get on board with TrueBlack Blackberry Popsicles especially if you add fresh blueberries and blackberries! Simple and delicious, this is a treat that parents can feel good about offering their kids. TrueBlack Blackberry is all natural and packed with nutritious berry juices rather than sugar. 

TrueBlack Swirl Popsicles

1 cup (250ml) TrueBlack Blackberry
1 cup (250 ml) plain yogurt
1 tbsp honey

Combine honey with yogurt. Pour an inch of yogurt into the popsicle molds, then an inch of TrueBlack juice, and repeat until the molds are filled. Use a chopstick or skewer to gently swirl the liquids together. Freeze overnight.

Jill McRae is a mom and Chief Tastemaker for True Beverages, which are made in Canada and formulated without additives or preservatives. Taste how much they care by trying these delicious and natural, close to home juice blends. For more information visit: www.leadingbrandsinc.com


One of you will receive a hand selected variety of juices from Leading Brands, a truly Canadian company. The package will include a single server bottle (473ml) of each of the follow:
· TrueBlue Wild Blueberry
· TrueBlue Wild Blueberry Lemonade
· TrueBlack Blackberry
· TrueBlack Black Currant
True Beverages have been formulated in delicious flavour combinations all made with the best tasting fruit in the world. All of their juices are all made in small batches from the cleanest premium ingredients. True Beverages are completely free of preservatives, artificial ingredients and other fruit juice fillers such as apple juice
Enter to win by following the instructions in the Entry form below.  
Contest ends July 15, 2012.
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  1. I'm most excited to try the wild blueberry lemonade

  2. I want to try the Wild Blueberry Lemonade

  3. I would like to try the TrueBlue Wild Blueberry Lemonade.

  4. I would like the TrueBlue Wild Blueberry Lemonade!

  5. I know this is over but what a fun post =) And love that you included fun drinks mixed with those amazing antioxidents.


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