Apple and Berry Juice Spritzers for Kids

by Jessica Randhawa in


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Keeping Octavian hydrated during the summer can be a challenge. Thanks to his wild curiosity and non-stop thirst for adventure he has even been gifted the nickname, Little Tornado. As any parent with a spirited, busy-body child will understand, getting these "Little Tornados" to stop and drink or have a small nutritious snack may be an impossible task.

But, it's 108 degrees outside and the dog has been chugging water like nobody's business, surely my child must be thirsty, too?

"No" he says, "I got too much work to do" (my little gardener).

Ok Kiddo, I get it. So, I get creative. Kids always want what grown-ups have. So, I think about what I would want to drink if I were outside doing yard "work" in crazy hot temperatures (I should note, he is outside at his own insistence). I would want something cold (duh), slightly sweet, and fizzy. I LOVE bubbly drinks, and so does Octavian.

BINGO.

I grab my Mott's® 100% Apple Juice 64oz and Mott's for Tots Mixed Berry Juice 64oz from the refrigerator, ice cubes, fizzy water and some chopped up fruit.

I'm making an easy Apple Juice Spritzer and Mixed Berry Spritzer. I remember drinking Mott's Apple Juice as a kid; drinking Mott's Apple Juice is like a childhood memory I get to share with my own little one now that I'm all grown up. These easy and refreshing spritzers are the perfect way to rehydrate not just the little ones, but adults, too! Healthy, refreshing and ready in 2 minutes flat! Pour it in a pretty cup with a fun straw and you've got yourself a party.

 

 

“The Secret Life of Pets © 2016 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.”

The Secret Life of Pets © 2016 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.”

Now that Octavian has stopped to take a drink (he drank the entire thing and ate the fruit!), he remembers the Mott's Applesauce Snack and Go Pouch that we picked up from Target. These convenient and healthy snack pouches come in Natural, Strawberry, Original, Cinnamon, Mixed Berry, Granny Smith and Mango Peach. I let him pick his flavor.

No surprise, my berry loving tornado picked Mixed Berry (plus, the cat. He loves cats).

He inhaled his first Mixed Berry Pouch as he discussed the "work" he had left to do in the yard. It's safe to say that these No Sugar Added Mott's Applesauce Snack and Go pouches are now a permanent addition to our Target shopping list.

“The Secret Life of Pets © 2016 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.”

The Secret Life of Pets © 2016 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.”
 

How to Make Your Own Spritzer

1. Ice Cubes

2. Mott’s 100% Apple Juice

3. Fizzy water

4. Fruit

5. Stir and Drink (through a pretty straw preferred)

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Mott’s has partnered with this summer's new hit movie The Secret Life of Pets and wants to send you to the movies! Now that I am officially a dog owner, I can't wait to see this movie with Octavian. And, if you're anything like me and you love free stuff, then you'll LOVE this offer-

Purchase any three Mott’s Juices or Applesauce to Receive a Free Child’s Ticket* (Mott’s on pack offer) for The Secret Life of Pets. Kids get in FREE (*$9 child admission. Restrictions apply)? Yes, please! But, there's more! Purchase any 5 Mott’s Juices or Applesauce to Receive an additional $8 movie voucher (in other words, purchase any 5 Mott’s Juices or Applesauce and receive a Free Child’s Ticket as well as the $8 movie voucher).

Target has even decided to sweeten the deal with these special Cartwheel offers:

6/26/16 - 7/30/16: All Mott’s® Juice 5% OFF


So, join me as I grab some snacks, make some fizzy drinks and cool off at the movies with my favorite little person and The Secret Life of Pets.

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Apple and Berry Juice Spritzers for Kids

Prep Time: 2 minutes / Total Time: 2 minutes
Yield: 1 juice spritzer

Ingredients

Ice
3/4 cup Mott's 100% Apple Juice OR Mott's for Tots Mixed Berry Juice
3/4 cup Sparkling water (fizzy water)
1/4 cup fruit, chopped apples, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes
mint (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place half of your chopped fruit (I paired apples with apple spritzer and berries with the berry spritzer) in a large glass (kid friendly for little hands) and fill with ice. Pour in the juice, followed by the sparkling water and top with remaining fruit. Stir well. Drink and serve immediately.

(note: mint tastes delicious and refreshing in either of these drinks. The hint of green may scare the kiddos away, but the grown ups will love it)

Enjoy!

The Secret Life of Pets © 2016 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.”

“The Secret Life of Pets © 2016 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.”

The Secret Life of Pets © 2016 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.”

Find more special offers and recipe ideas HERE :)

To redeem your FREE movie ticket follow the easy instructions on the Mott’s products packaging!

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