Limoneira Announces Newest Recipes for Consumers to Find Inspiration
SANTA PAULA, CA – If your customers are anything like me, they approach festivities with a sense of unease, anticipating the inevitable scratching-of-the-head that ensues when asked to bring something for the party.
Saving the day is Limoneira’s spokesperson and Healthy Grocery Girl’s Megan Roosevelt and Simply Quinoia’s Founder Alyssa Rimmer with recipe and décor ideas galore.
Looking for step-by-step guidance to perfected party bliss? Check out Megan’s magic on the company’s YouTube channel here and below to see what Limoneira has in mind for customers.
On top of Megan’s continued contributions to the lives of the company’s consumer-base, Limoneira has partnered with influencers like global chefs, mixologists, nutritionists, and beauty lifestyle experts, and green cleaning pros to get the scoop on customers’ biggest wants and needs from our grocery and foodservice industries. You can locate these top-of-the-line professionals through Limoneira’s website.
One of this month’s recipes is Cinnamon Orange Hot Coco, a treat sure to refresh taste buds for those cozying up with this beverage this season.
According to the company, the recipe is as follows:
- 1 cup fresh squeezed Limoneira orange juice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 cups non-dairy milk
- 3 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 3 tbsp real maple syrup
- 1 pinch sea salt
Directions: Juice a Limoneira navel orange. Add cinnamon sticks and orange juice to a small pot and simmer for 5 minutes. Then remove the cinnamon sticks, and add the milk, maple syrup, cacao powder and just a pinch of sea salt. Whisk everything together until the hot cocoa is silky smooth. Finally, place back on the stove and heat until bubbling. Pour into mugs, top with just a couple of marshmallows (to taste) or even a cinnamon stick, and just a dash of navel orange zest as a finishing touch. Serve and enjoy!
A DIY-task touted by the company is a citrus garland, a fun, citrus-y twist on the must-have décor item that will somehow simultaneously make home feel renewed and familiar.
For this item, the company suggests the following:
- Garland greenery
- Dried Limoneira orange slices
- Ornament hooks
Directions: Take dried oranges (or lemons, for that matter) and an ornament hook (green is ideal, as they’re nearly invisible within the garland) and attach to each citrus slice. Use hooks to hang garland in the chosen location, and then hang citrus slices from the garland for a festive, totally DIY décor piece–perfect for stair railings, mantles, or any flat surface where the citrus can hang.
Alyssa’s work comes into play with her unique take on protein bites. The guest vlogger celebrates Vegan Lemon Protein Bites with her Limoneira partnership. The easy, delicious, and nutritious snack is a great addition to dinner spreads.
For this recipe, the Alyssa and the company suggest following these instructions:
- 12 medjool dates
- 1 cup brazil nuts
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tbsp maca powder
- 1 tbsp Limoneira lemon zest
- 1 tbsp cashew butter
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp water
Directions: Blend dates and brazil nuts in a food processor. Blend until a crumbly, dough-like texture forms. Add in remaining ingredients and blend until the dough becomes sticky. Use hands to roll into bite sized pieces – if it is too dry, add additional water or coconut oil to bring the ingredients together. Once rolled into balls, store in fridge or freezer until it’s time to enjoy them.
These inspiring messages for consumers are not limited to this feast-fest time of year; Megan’s work can be found on the company’s YouTube channel as she continues to showcase the great benefits of citrus living at home and beyond every month.