Thursday, May 24, 2007

TrueBlue, Baby.

Like lots of bloggers out there from time to time I am contacted by people and companies offering to send me books or products to try and review. Sometimes I say yes, sometimes I say no. When I was asked by the folks at True Blue if I would be interested in sampling some of their products, I did not hesitate to say yes.

Blueberries are so good for you; they are the most antioxidant rich food out there, they fight memory loss, are good for your eyes, and may even reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. Who would say no to something like that?

True Blue were very generous in the samples they sent me - a big bottle of Blueberry Juice and 2 smaller bottles, 1 each of Blueberry Blackberry and Blueberry Pomegranate.

All 3 juices were wonderful but the Blueberry Juice was definitely our favorite. The taste is very subtle and not overly sweet. True Blue do not use High Fructose Corn Syrup in their juices - how great is that?

Want to be more inventive with adding blueberry juice to your diet? Check out the recipe page.

Here's my Blueberry Jello! Two ingredients - blueberry juice and unflavored gelatin. It was great - the best jello I've ever had.

I had to try one of the cocktails, so I made a couple of TrueBlue Lu Lemon Cocktails. I could see drinking these on the deck in the summer, if it ever warms up here.

We also made....

TrueBlue-sicles! I filled up my very small popsicle molds with straight juice and froze them. They were nice and refreshing. If you have kids this would be great for the summer - much better for the kids (and you) than what you can buy in the store.

I love smoothies and I make very simple ones, usually just milk or plain yogurt and frozen berries. I added some TrueBlue for an extra healthy punch and it was delicious. Plus with the juice in there you don't need to add any extra sweeteners.

Mixed Berry Smoothie

1 serving

1/2 cup plain low fat or non fat yogurt
1/2 cup TrueBlue Blueberry juice
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries

Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth in blender.

We've almost run out now but I've seen TrueBlue for sale in the stores here so I'll be buying some soon. I've still got to try the vinaigrettes - they have recipes for two, plus the Margarita and the Witches Brew. And maybe a fruit soup? Or a granita! Jelly too. Maybe some kind of quick bread? So many possibilities!


MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

That jello looks like something worth eating! The smoothie and the popsicle would be favorites here also! Have to look for TrueBlue here.
Nice work!

MidwestMaven said...

Thanks for the heads up on what looks to be a great product! I'll keep an eye out around here for it.

Kristen said...

I was contacted by them too and have been anxiously awaiting the product to arrive. Sounds yummy!

Lis said...

I saw someone else reviewing this juice as well.. can't remember who though.. anyhoo.. I love what you did with the juice! So jello is that easy to make, eh? Cool!

I'll have to try this juice. Hubbs is a juice fanatic, so I'm sure he'll love it.


Mags said...

Those two drinks sound really good, thanks for the review!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Your creations are wonderful, Sara!

veron said...

True-blue delicious!

Paige said...

Looks good! I'll have to pick some up when I'm back in Halifax - I'm always looking for sneaky ways to get more veggie/fruit servings into my student diet.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Looks so good! YOu know what else is great, Pomegranate Juice!