Have you heard about Arctic apples? They are creating quite a stir – in beverages. Arctic apples, which are a product of apple-growing countries–not the Arctic–but Summerland, Canada and the U.S. State of Washington, add both taste and nutrition to all kinds of beverages.
Ironically, you can find a lot of orchards in the wine-growing region of Summerland, Canada. Fruit in this part of British Columbia thrives well and is prized both locally and nationally. You can currently buy the apples in slices of Granny Smith and Golden Delicious varieties. Fuji apples are yet another prized Arctic variety.
Arctic apples are unique as they do not turn brown when you peel them unless they’ve been sitting out too long. They also do not show bruising like other apple brands. Therefore, they represent the almost perfect apple. That’s why you’ll love adding them to drinks. Use the following Arctic apple recipes to begin your drink adventure.
1. Blended Arctic Appleade
This frozen concoction requires the use of a blender and can be made in under 10 minutes. If you’re serving guests, they will enjoy this tangy yet sweet sensation. Add 5 ounces of Arctic apple slices in your blender along with a couple cups of ice, a cup of water, a drizzle of honey, and a couple sprigs of mint.
If you want to make the drink a little tangier, add Granny Smith apples and if you prefer to step up the sweetness, include Golden Delicious in the mix. Top of each glass by adding an apple slice on the side.
2. Granny Smith Apple Smoothie
This popular Arctic apple drink takes a total of 5 minutes to prepare. Again, you’ll need a blender. Add a banana, a 10 ounce bag of Arctic Granny Smith apples, and a cup of cold water, cold dairy or no-lactose milk, or apple juice. Choose the liquid that best suits your taste.
You don’t have to worry about slicing the apples or washing them. Each bag is filled with pre-sliced Granny apples. Blend the ingredients at a high speed for about 45 minutes or to a smooth consistency.
If you want to add some veggies, use baby spinach or include a little pineapple for more sweetness or some lemon juice for a bit more zing.
This recipe serves two people. So, just double the ingredients when serving a quartet.
3. Long Island Iced Tea – Arctic Apple Style
To mix this Arctic delight, you’ll need to mix 1 ounce each of triple sec, vodka, white rum, and gin, and 4 ounces of apple cider in a shaker. Shake the ingredients for about one-half minute. Strain the mix into two ice-filled glasses and top each glass with an ounce of lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a couple apple slices and add a straw for sipping.
4. Apple Arctic Smoothie with Kale
This nutritional powerhouse is delightfully delicious. You’ll need to combine one-half bag of sliced Granny Smith Arctic apples with a cup of frozen kale, or, alternatively, 2 cups of fresh kale. Add one cup of non-dairy milk and a large frozen banana. Mix until smooth and garnish with granola or nuts.
Satisfy Your Thirst in the Most Pleasing Way
The above recipes are quick to make and will prove to be a big hit with guests or family. Try them out today. See why Arctic apples are the first choice among apple lovers and nutritionists.