It’s the week of decadence.

Inspired by some warmer weather and sunshine, Pure Simple Juice is in the mood for some pure deliciousness. So we did a little playing around with new ingredients and recipes and are bringing a few exciting new blends to the market this week. 

At the Market:
carrot, apple, beet
wild blackberry, lemon, apple, ginger
chocolate almond milk

If you too feel inspired by the sunshine and want to try a delicious dessert, use any leftover juice (this is the tough part) to make a batch of granita. A fantastic and of course, healthish summer treat.

Basic Granita
Refreshing in flavor and easy to make, granita (pronounced grah-NEE-tah) is popular throughout Italy.  These ices are a mixture of water, sugar and a flavoring. They are grainy in texture and are frozen in a pan in the freezer.  The goal when making granita is to create coarse granular crystals or flakes of ice; you are not trying to create a smooth mixture such as a sorbet, which is made in an ice cream maker.  

Basic Recipe:
2 cups Pure Simple Juice, any flavor you like
½ cup sugar

Choose a large, shallow pan (8 x 12 x 2-inches) that allows the mixture to spread out.  While you are assembling the recipe, place the empty pan and your stirring fork in the freezer to chill.  Also chill the glasses you will be using to serve the granita in later.  

Pour the mixture into the pan and place in the freezer.  Every 30 minutes, using a fork, stir the granita, scraping it off the bottom and sides of the pan.  Break up the frozen parts near the edges into smaller chunks and rake them toward the center.  Continue to freeze and break up ice crystals until completely frozen, about 3 hours.  If at any time the granita freezes too hard, simply leave it out at room temperature for a few minutes until it softens enough to be
stirred again with a fork. Then return it to the freezer.

Check your granita mixture 20-30 minutes before serving to make sure that you can scoop the surface with a spoon.  If it is too firm, let it stand at room temperature until serving time.  To serve, scrape across the top of the frozen mixture with a large spoon.  Granita is usually served in chilled footed dessert dishes, goblets, or wine glasses.  For a finishing touch, top with a small cookies, berries, lemon zest, or a sprig of mint.

Summer Cleanse 2011

Don’t miss out! This weekend is our last intro to cleanse class for the summer. Come learn more about the basics and benefits of a cleanse. Sunday August 21st, 4-5pm.
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(cleanse class is included in all 3-day cleanse package purchases)

Order your Pure Simple Juice cleanse now. The Summer 3-day cleanse package available for pick-up Sunday, August 21st.

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