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Fruit Matters

April 28, 2008 | Posted by admin

For decades, Brownwood Acres has been consistently encouraging people to eat more fruit. So it made sense to us when the government and nutrition-conscious organizations got on the bandwagon. Originally, it was the highly promoted “5-A-Day healthy eating” program. That successful public relations effort ran for several years but has now morphed into a new […]

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Cherry Yogurt Smoothie

April 22, 2008 | Posted by admin

100% concentrated cherry juice is an excellent addition to smoothies. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of cherry juice concentrate to your favorite smoothie, or try this tasty recipe. Ingredients: 1 cup non-fat plain or vanilla yogurt 1 ripe banana, peeled and sliced 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup tart cherry juice concentrate 1 cup crushed […]

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Cherry Lemonade

April 18, 2008 | Posted by admin

Ingredients: 6 oz. lemon juice, fresh squeezed 4 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar 24 oz. water 4 oz. Montmorency cherry juice concentrate Directions: Combine the lemon juice and the sugar. Stir to dissolve. Add the water and cherry juice concentrate and stir. Serve over ice. Makes 1 quart Nutrition Info: Nutrition Facts per 1-cup serving: 110 cal., […]

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Healthy Treats for Toddlers

April 17, 2008 | Posted by admin

Like so many other parents of toddlers, we’re always on the look out for quality snacks that our child will enjoy. We refuse to buy the over processed fruit snacks that are marketed to children in brightly colored packaging. Somehow, those products seem to jump out and grab our son’s attention as we pass them […]

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Hiking for Health with FruitFast Bars

April 15, 2008 | Posted by admin

Some go to ‘great lengths’ in pursuit of excellence, to make a statement or support a cause. That’s certainly true for 18-year old Zach Dorvinen. A Traverse City, Michigan high school graduate, Zach and friend Dan Mills set out in March to hike the Appalachian Trail. One of our FruitFast® customers knows the two hikers […]

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No Age Limit on Eating Right

April 8, 2008 | Posted by admin

So much in our society is based on age. Generally speaking, you cannot enter the public schools until the age of 5, you have to be 16 in order to drive and 21 to drink in some states. At the other end of the spectrum, you have to be a certain age for senior citizen […]

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Cherry BBQ Sauce

April 7, 2008 | Posted by admin

The last several days here in Northern Michigan have been absolutely glorious. We have been given a glimpse; not of spring, but summer. Of course, being in Michigan means that today we are cold, rainy and typical March, not April weather. At least, for the weekend, thoughts of summer BBQ’s were dancing in our heads. […]

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