Thursday, March 26, 2015

Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade Slushy

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My family and I are very excited about the upcoming Kids' Choice Awards being held on March 28th at 8pm ET.    The show maybe called "Kids' Choice", but it's definitely not just for the kids to watch.  My husband and I are reserving our seats on the couch next to the kids so we can join in on the fun and watch the show.  Capri Sun Roarin' Waters is the official drink sponsor of the Kids' Choice Awards so I headed on over to Walmart to stock up for our party.

You will find a great selection of Capri Sun Roarin' Waters flavors at your local Walmart.  They have many refreshing flavors to choose from like Berry, Tropical Fruit, Wild Cherry, Fruit Punch and Strawberry Kiwi.  The boxes can be found in the boxed juice aisle or even on special displays throughout the store. 


My kids were really excited when I said I bought Capri Sun Roarin' Waters because they were eager to try them.  They already take the other brands of Capri Sun juice pouches in their lunchbox to school.  Now they are excited to take a Capri Sun Roarin' Waters in their lunchbox.  We all gave the pouches a taste and the kids really loved that it was a lightly fruit-flavored water beverage.  I love that they have no artificial colors or flavors, are low calorie with only 30 calories, and a fun way for my kids to stay hydrated* *Consume a variety of beverages every day.

So now that we had the drinks all squared away, my daughter asked me to make sure I had the DVR set to record the Kids' Choice Awards this Saturday at 8pm ET.   She insists that we record the show as well as watch it live.  Last year she loved going back to watch her favorite performances and parts of the show several did I. 

I know the Kids' Choice Awards will be really great this year because we love many of the shows, actors, songs and games nominated.    We even went online to vote for our favorites.  There were some major discussions and debates between my son and daughter before we hit the vote button for many of the categories.  I even had an opinion since some of my favorite shows like The Big Bang Theory, Once Upon A Time and Modern Family are also nominated.

What I love about the Kids' Choice Awards is that it's a perfect event to bring the family together while we can root for our favorite shows and celebrities.  I even printed out the list of nominations so my daughter and son can highlight the winners throughout the show and see if our favorites won.

Of course, a party is just not a party without some delicious munchies and drinks to enjoy while we sit back and cheer on the winners.   I decided to make a few kid friendly nibbles to enjoy while we watched the show.  The beverage of choice is definitely Capri Sun Roarin' Waters.  I also decided to make a specialty drink with the Strawberry Kiwi flavored Capri Sun Roarin' Water pouches called a Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade Slushy. This slushy is refreshing and delicious.  I know it will be a big hit at our party.

Ingredients for Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade Slushy:

3 pouches Capri Sun Roarin' Waters Strawberry and Kiwi flavor
1 tsp Crystal Light Lemonade (concentrated powder mix)
2 cups frozen cleaned strawberries
2-3 cups ice 

1. Carefully cut corner of drink pouch with a pair of scissors and pour Capri Sun Roarin' Waters Strawberry and Kiwi flavor  into blender.  Then add frozen strawberries and Crystal Light Lemonade powder.  Blend until smooth.  
2.  Next add ice and blend again until slushy drink texture forms.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

I also made some quick and easy snacks to enjoy while we watch the Kids' Choice Awards.  Check out these fun kid friendly recipes: 

Our Menu:

Grilled Cheese Bites
  • Kraft Cheese Singles
  • Bread
  • Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
  • Grape tomatoes (optional)
Directions: Take two slices of Kraft Cheese Singles and place between two slices of bread to form a sandwich.  Then spread Miracle Whip Salad Dressing on the outside slices of bread.  Heat a nonstick skillet on medium-low heat and place sandwich in the skillet. Grill until bread toasts on both sides and cheese melts.  Then cut into four pieces and skewer together with a grape tomato.

Bologna and Lettuce Roll-ups
  • Slices of Oscar Mayer Beef Bologna
  • Small flour tortillas
  • shredded lettuce
  • Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
  • Grape tomatoes (optional)
 Directions:  Apply Miracle Whip Salad Dressing to one side of the tortilla.  Place bologna in center and top with shredded lettuce.  Roll up tightly and cut into three even roll- ups.  This can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. 

Veggies with Dip
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Sticks of baby carrot
  • Bottle of Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing

 Directions:  Wash and prep vegetables.  Pour dressing into bowl and serve together.  This can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated.

Strawberries with Marshmallow Skewers
  • Strawberries
  • Kraft Jet-Puff Large Marshmallows
 Directions:  Wash and Hull strawberries.  Skewer together the strawberry with a large Jett-Puff Marshmallow on a toothpick. The kids can help with the assembly of the skewers.

 Now that I have shared our excitement about Capri Sun Roarin' Waters and the Kids' Choice Awards. I'd love to hear about your plans for the perfect watch party! Leave a comment letting me know what you're looking forward to during this year's Kids' Choice Awards.

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