Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Blue is the new apple

When I was pregnant with Opie, after I got past the 18ish weeks of wanting to hurl everytime food or drink crossed my lips (or didn't, which really sucked), I luuurrrrvvvved juice. My favorite breakfast was an Egg McMuffin with a tall glass of iced cranberry juice. (I had a whole rationalization worked out, whereby the healthful benefits of cranberry and protein cancelled out the grease and the ... whatever else is in an Egg McMuffin that I really, really don't want to know about.)

But oh, fruity fruit juice, I loved it so. And McMuffins notwithstanding, I did still want to make a weak attempt at at least try to eat healthfully, despite the obvious ingratitude of mini-Opie. So I spent a lot of time reading labels at the supermarket and hyperventilating over sugar content and phrases like "10% juice." Seriously, juice, why you gotta be that way?

Too bad I didn't know about TrueBlue juices back in the day. This stuff tastes good, it's got a ton of antioxidants (surely enough to do battle with the occasional McMuffin) and it comes in all kinds of fun flavors (blueberry pomegranate, anyone? Doesn't that just scream "cocktail"?). We like it on the rocks, in our freezer popsicles, and swirled into plain yogurt. While it does have some added sugar, it's real stuff from the cane, not from corn. I'm working to reduce our family's consumption of processed foods (this excellent summary from Magpie explains why and how) and products like this can help. I mean, I guess it would help the most if I grew my own blueberries in the backyard (organically, of course) and then crushed them into juice with my own two hands. But I do have my limits.

If you want to try TrueBlue for yourself, you can find a retailer and print a coupon.


17 comments:

Summer said...

One of my friends on the T-Tapp forum just mentioned her new signature drink: blueberry pomegranite juice with vanilla vodka. Just thought you might find that information useful.

mothergoosemouse said...

Yep. Been mixing True Blue with Skyy Vodka. Blue Skyy martinis are far more delicious and nutritious than boxed sangria.

Magpie said...

Yum - that sounds good! I may get some and try it for "jello" too.

Squeezing your own blueberries with your bare hands sounds like a recipe for disaster. Stick to the bottled stuff!

Julie Pippert said...

I was addicted to pomegranate.

I like mothergoosemouse's suggestion...

movin'mom said...

yum-o Is this juice also an hours worth of minimum wage to purchase ...or is it cost effective? Being that you mentioned the coupon and all. My boys drink a large juice container like a glass of water....so it's all processed 10% juice for us! Just kidding....I do at least try very hard to stay away from the sugar......and always purchase 100% juice minus reading the fine print.

Chels-Puddle Jumper said...

Sounds yummy. I'm gonna have to try some of that!

mayberry said...

MM--I am not sure of the price--but since they have the coupon thing on their site I thought I would pass it on. I think I have one more bottle left if you want to try it! But hide it from the boys!

Suzanne said...

I hate the fine print. Sometimes I just want to live in blissful ignorance.

I'm glad you found a healthy juice, though!

Lene said...

I've never heard of True Blue. I need to check it out. Thanks for the info!

Mrs. Wheezer said...

That almost sounds yummy (which is saying a lot right this moment, LOL). Too bad we don't have a grocery chain listed in town... Cranberry juice sounds like it might stay down, though.

Lisa said...

Yup. It is tasty!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Sounds very very good. We have tried vanilla vodka with cream soda. Not nearly as healthy! ;)

I have been amazed at sugar contents in food. I've really become quite the sugar Nazi lately.

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

Thanks, sounds yummy!

Scribbit said...

Blueberry pomegranate? Sounds GREAT.

Kelly said...

Look at all these mommies mixing True Blue with alcohol...something this mother would never do!

(Rummage, rummage, rummage, 'Oh here's my cocktail shaker!')

:)

binkytown said...

Oh my gosh. Is he adorable. (PS I'm going to try this but I need to know; How much blue juice wound up on your furniture?)

Nancy said...

I am so craving this juice -- when I was in grad school a big juice company (can't remember the name, but they made cranberry juices) came out with a limited time/location mix of cranberry and blueberry. It was awesome but I could only find it in a couple of stores.

Hopefully I can find the True Blue around here and I'll be set for life.