A nutritious, well balanced diet is key to leading a healthy lifestyle. And over the last decade, the demand for healthy snacks has increased across the world. But did you know beverages play just as important a role as food? In fact, 2017 is set to be a trendsetting year for beverage choices. From beetroot lattes to cactus water, here are a few of our favorite combinations of Sunkist fruit snacks and better-for-you beverages:
Hazelnut Milk + Sunkist Fruit Snacks
Whether you’re allergic to dairy, committed to a vegan lifestyle or are simply looking to expand your healthy beverage options, plant-based milk is a smart choice. However, the store-bought variety can sometimes contain added sugars or thickeners that might be better left on the grocery store shelf. Instead, give homemade nut milk a shot. This Hazelnut Milk recipe by Oh She Glows uses caramel, cinnamon, vanilla bean and hazelnuts to create a deliciously creamy and satisfying dairy-free milk. Pour a glass with a bowl of Sunkist snacks or pour it over your morning granola or cereal. We dig it with Sunkist® Fruit Lover’s Trail Mix™ Breakfast Espresso & Granola Blend.
Cactus Water + Sunkist Fruit Snacks
There may still be a coconut water craze happening, but a new exotic plant water is here to give coconut water a run for its money. Allow us to introduce you to cactus water. With less sugar than coconut water plus the added benefits of electrolytes and antioxidants, cactus water is a great way to quench your thirst. So the next time you’re craving a light snack, sip on cactus water while enjoying a handful of NEW Sunkist Fruit Chips® Medley Banana • Mango • Pineapple.
Beetroot Latte + Sunkist Fruit Snacks
Touted as a health drink, beetroot lattes are all the rage. They blend coffee and beets—the hot new superfood—to create a nutritious brew. For the perfect pick-me-up, try out this Pink Beetroot Latte recipe. Complement it with a side of trail mix that’s packed with delicious premium fruit and tree nuts. Our recommendation: Sunkist® Fruit Lover’s Trail Mix™ Pineapple Coconut Blend.
Loose Leaf Tea + Sunkist Fruit Snacks
As consumers, we are constantly seeking out higher quality food and beverage choices. From promoting heart health to boosting your immune system, tea is chock full of benefits. But not all tea is created equal. For example, whole tea leaves offer the full experience of the tea leaf without any unnecessary additives. So treat yourself to a cup by creating a DIY Loose Leaf Tea Blend. Lavender, ginger root, chamomile and lemongrass are just a few ingredients you can experiment with. For a better-for-you snack that complements the herbal blend, choose Sunkist Fruit Chips® Crunchy Fuji Apple.