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By: Carolina Pichardo

Young Urban Moms, celebrate National Fresh Squeezed Juice in the U.S. this week with some healthy kid friendly recipes


This week, many are celebrating National Fresh Squeezed Juice in the U.S. and we want to join in on the fun! Welch’s Grape Juice is not what’s traditionally celebrated this week, but this delicious drink deserves to be part of the national juice week festivities nonetheless. Yes, we modified the rules for this one.

Growing up, Welch’s was a delicious treat for me. It came in this sleek, adorable glass bottle. Not only that, the taste was strong and potent, and felt like you could do so much with it (think in kid terms) – like mix with the fruit punch or ice vanilla ice cream for a smoothie treat. I’ve tried a few of these with my daughter, who loves to also create her own concoctions in the kitchen. Although it’s a little messy, it’s also fun, healthy and maybe (just maybe) delicious.

Now, as a mom, I realize the healthy benefits that come with this brand too. Did you know that  drinking Welch’s 100% Grape Juice can benefit the heart? Also, and this one will benefit all YUMs with a fancy for wine, many of the polyphenols in Concord grapes are the same as those found in red wine. Polyphenols are those antioxidants research has shown are good for your heart. To learn more about how Welch is good for your family, visit the company’s  Family Vine Tool. You could also learn more about the most important ingredient – Concord Grapes – and how these improve the heart, immune system and cognitive health, visit the Concord Grape Science Henter.

What are some of your memories with childhood treats?

Below we share some “Welch’s Mocktails” recipes you can create with your family. Now go on, create some Welch memories of your own.

Welcharita
1 ½ tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
½ cup Welch’s 100% Grape Juice made with Concord grapes
¼ cup water
1 teaspoon fresh squeezed orange juice

Grapeopolitan
¾ cup Welch’s 100% Grape Juice made with Concord grapes
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice

Young Urban Moms’ co-founder, Carolina Pichardo, is a digital marketer by day, writer and community activist by night, and mom to Lulu always. You can reach her at c.pichardo@youngurbanmoms.com or on Twitter @c_pichardo.

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