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July 18, 2012 17:30 ET

Beat the Summer Heat With Tree Top's Nutritious Smoothie Recipes

Tree Top's 100 Percent USA Apple Juice Blends With Many Nutrient-Rich Smoothies

SELAH, WA--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2012) - Convenient and kid-friendly, smoothies are ideal fuel for adults and kids alike. They're also a refreshing summer treat, a nutritious afternoon snack and a great on-the-go breakfast option. Tree Top, producers of apple juice made with 100 percent USA apples, has compiled a list of smoothie recipes that are easy to make, nutrient-rich and, of course, tasty.

Featuring a variety of flavors, these smoothie recipes include Tree Top's 100 percent apple juice, which satisfies 1/2 cup of the daily recommended fruit servings (2 cups) and contains half of the recommended daily value for vitamin C. Other whole fruits and low-fat dairy options pack a punch of flavor and vitamins.

Blueberry Dazzler

Ingredients   Directions   Image
• 3/4 cup Tree Top Apple Juice
• 1/2 cup plain low-fat or Greek yogurt
• 1 banana, sliced and frozen
• 1 cup frozen blueberries
  Pour the Tree Top Apple Juice into a blender. Add yogurt and process until smooth. Add the banana and half of the blueberries and process well; then add the remaining blueberries and process until smooth. Pour the mixture into 2 large or 4 small glasses and garnish with fresh blueberries. Serve immediately.   high res images available

Forest Fruit Smoothie

Ingredients   Directions   Image
• 1 cup Tree Top Orange Juice
• 1 cup Tree Top Apple Juice
• 1 banana, sliced and frozen
• 3 cups frozen forest fruits (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc.)
  Pour the orange juice and apple juice into a blender; add banana and half of the forest fruits and process until smooth. Add remaining forest fruits and process until smooth. Pour mixture into 2 large or 4 small glasses and garnish with a fresh strawberry slice. Serve immediately.   high res images available

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients   Directions   Image
• 1 cup Tree Top Apple Juice
• 1 pint strawberries, hulled, sliced and frozen
• 1 banana, sliced and frozen
• 1 apple, peeled, cored, sliced and frozen
• 6 oz vanilla low-fat or Greek yogurt
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
  Put all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into 2 large or 4 small glasses. Serve immediately.   high res images available

For more information about the Tree Top and for additional recipes, visit www.treetop.com.

About Tree Top
Since 1960, Tree Top has provided premium, quality juices, fruit based products and ingredients to consumers and most of the world's leading manufactures. The grower-owned cooperative operates eight processing facilities in the heart of Washington's apple country, Oregon and California. With more than 1,100 growers, the co-op creates the widest array of fruit-based products and ingredients available on the market. Tree Top's passion and attention to quality and craftsmanship makes it the first choice for customers. For more information, visit www.treetop.com.

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