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5 Ways to Enjoy Juice—Without Drinking It

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At this point in the juicing craze, you’ve probably found a go-to drink joint or bought a machine of your own to make some good-for-you green liquids at home. To add a little more flavor (and substance) to the diet trend, we asked Annie Lawless, co-founder of Suja Juice, for tasty ways to take your favorite beverage from the glass to the plate. Try these delicious recipes, from breakfast to portable snacks to dinner, that are packed with tons of nutrients and flavor in every bite!

Vanilla Cloud Chia Pudding

An almond- or vanilla-flavored juice is a tasty way to boost the nutritional value of a sweet treat, like this pudding, which makes a healthy breakfast or dessert.

Ingredients:

8 ounces Suja Classics Vanilla Cloud

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

1 tablespoon almond butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon coconut oil

Directions: Mix all ingredients except coconut oil in a large bowl and stir well, making sure chia seeds don’t clump. Refrigerate bowl overnight to allow it to gel and form a pudding-like texture. Drizzle the coconut oil over top, allowing it to harden like a frosting. Enjoy as is or garnish with fresh fruit or shredded coconut.

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Fuel Chicken Marinade
Soak chicken or fish overnight in this fruity dressing to give the protein more zest and a tender texture.

Ingredients:

8 ounces Suja Classics Fuel

1 tablespoon ground ginger

2 tablespoons avocado oil

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1 tablespoon garlic powder

Directions: Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk together. Pour marinade over two to three chicken breasts or pieces of white fish. Allow to marinate for six to 24 hours. Remove protein, discard liquid, and bake or grill to your preference.

Mango Fish Reduction

Boiling the liquid intensifies the tropical taste, and creates a thick glaze to pour over white fish, such as halibut or grouper.

Ingredients:

8 ounces Suja Essentials Mango Magic

2 tablespoons tamari

1 tablespoon coconut oil

Directions: Reduce juice in a saucepan over high heat for 20 minutes, or until reduced by half. Add soy sauce and coconut oil. Mix well and drizzle over fish. Garnish with diced mango and chopped cilantro.

Go on to the next page for gluten-free granola, a portable snack enhanced with green juice, and a bonus recipe!

Vegan Gluten-Free Granola

Making your own granola cuts down on calories, and adding produce-based juice ups the health boosting benefits. This vegan, sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free combo is the perfect topping for your morning yogurt.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups certified gluten-free rolled oats

1/2 cup buckwheat

1/2 cup chopped walnuts and macadamia nuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup raisins or Goji berries
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Pinch of sea salt

3/4 cup Suja Elements Apple Juice

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract



2 tablespoons coconut butter, softened

Directions: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix juice, vanilla extract, and coconut butter. Pour liquid mix over dry ingredients and stir, mixing well. Place a sheet of parchment or foil on a baking sheet, and spread granola mixture in an even layer on top. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through to ensure it cooks evenly.

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Green Juice Granola Bars

There’s a reason green juice is all the rage—it’s a great way to up your veggie intake. And molding it into a granola bar makes for a convenient, on-the-go snack that you don’t have to keep cold!

Ingredients:
Coconut oil cooking spray
1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped dried apples
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup Suja Classics Green Supreme
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup almond flour
1/3 cup oat groats
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a 9-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Spray with coconut oil cooking spray.
2. Add apples, raisins, and juice in a saucepan and heat until they reach a boil. Simmer for about 4 minutes until juice has reduced and fruit is soft. Allow to cool.
3. Mix oats, walnuts, flax seed, and almond flour in a bowl, then bake on a baking sheet for 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
4. Stir in salt and baking soda until you see a slight foam. Stir together the maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in oat mixture until evenly coated, then add in apple mixture and stir until well combined.
5. Transfer to baking dish and press down firmly. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool completely before attempting to remove from pan. When fully cooled cut into bars. Store in a sealed container at room temperature for 3 to 5 days.

Bonus Recipe: BerryNana Cocktail

Choose this tasty concoction at cocktail hour, and you’ll get a dose of vitamins and minerals along with your booze—so you're not just slurping up empty calories.

Ingredients:
2 ounces Suja Essentials BerryNana

2 ounces vodka

3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 strawberry, sliced

Splash of sparkling water

Directions: Shake all ingredients together, except sparkling water. Top with a sliced strawberry and add sparkling water to your desired level of bubbly.

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