Now that summer is officially here — with scorching temperatures to show for it — I have quite the refreshing giveaway for you today!
A few weeks ago, I received a pack of Cheribundi cherry juice and have been enjoying every delicious sip since! I’m not going to lie, I was already loving the juice before I even tasted it since it has upstate New York roots — I’m a bit biased.
Cheribundi cherry juice was developed by research scientists at Cornell University. Smart people juice! Its nutritional benefits are great, which is why it doesn’t surprise me so many sports teams are using it.
Anyway, Cheribundi is all-natural, made from real cherries. The cute little bottles even tell you how many cherries are inside — every 8-ounce bottle of the Tru Cherry flavor has 50 cherries! That’s a lot of cherries in a little bottle.
I’ve been enjoying sips of Tru Cherry after warm morning runs and walks. It’s so refreshing if you pop it into the fridge for a bit. I could certainly get myself into the habit of enjoying a Cheribundi every morning!
Even more refreshing was this simple, wonderful drink I put together a couple weeks ago and shared on Instagram (find me: @LBBakes). Just mix 4 ounces of cherry juice with 6-8 ounces of coconut water — it just might be the perfect summer refreshment. You really need to try it!
Anyway, in addition to Tru Cherry, the original flavor, I’ve been enjoying getting to know Cheribundi’s other varieties:
- Skinny Cherry: similar to Tru Cherry, with fewer calories (it’s sweetened with stevia)
- Whey Cherry: 8 grams of whey protein in one 8-ounce bottle
- Cacao Cherry: dark chocolate flavored — need I say more?
- Ginger Cherry: subtle spiced ginger flavor — reminded me of a gingersnap!
You know me, I couldn’t just review a product and wash my hands clean of it. I had to make something with the juice! I’ve been loving homemade granola lately, so I decided to make a chocolate cherry granola with the Tru Cherry juice.
Minus the whole chocolate chip situation, this granola is very low in fat and sugar! The cherry flavor is very subtle but I liked the way the cherry juice sweetened the granola naturally. You could definitely toss in some dried cherries to up the cherry flavor, if you’d like!
Makes 2 cups Bake 35 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. In the last 10 minutes of baking, add the chocolate chips. Allow the granola to cool before transferring to a storage container
Makes 2 cups
Bake 35 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. In the last 10 minutes of baking, add the chocolate chips. Allow the granola to cool before transferring to a storage container
Now that I’ve tortured you with talk of refreshing cherry juice, I think you’ll be happy to learn the folks at Cheribundi were nice enough to let me host a little giveaway here for you! One (randomly selected) reader will receive their own pack of Cheribundi juice to try.
To enter the giveaway:
- Comment below telling me anything…have you ever had cherry juice? What’s your favorite summer beverage? How many croissants do you think I’ll eat in Paris? ;)
- Mention the giveaway on Twitter or Facebook. Leave separate entries in the comments if you do this.
Good luck! I will choose a random winner on Sunday, June 24th at 8:00pm EDT. I promise you’ll be a very happy camper if you win. And if you don’t, check out Cheribundi’s find a retailer tool to see if Cheribundi is sold in your neck of the woods!
UPDATE: Giveaway is now closed. The randomly selected winner is lucky #7, Danielle. Congrats, Danielle! I will email you.