Clementines 3 Ways AND A Trip to the Grove!

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What’s up everyone! I got the awesome opportunity to fly to the beautiful, sunny California and visit a clementine grove! So cool right?! But it’s not just any clementine grove… IT’S A CUTIE GROVE! I was given an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of their gorgeous grove and humungous packing plant, and I got to film it all for you guys!

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It was so cool to be able travel and actually film on site. I personally LOVE California and just being in the sun and eating fresh Cuties right off the branch was awesome! I had never been to a clementine grove before so I had no idea how big it would be until we got there. It was HUGE! We just kept driving past rows and rows of tall bushes filled with these cute little clementines. It was so pretty! 

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Then there was the GIGANTIC packing plant! It was so interesting to see all of the machines and equipment they had there! It was really impressive, and boy was it loud!

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I saw the journey a Cutie goes through all the way from being plucked off the tree to being put in a bin, taken to the packing plant, being cleaned, stickered, boxed up and shipped around the world to us. Not only do you get to see that, but you also get 3 delicious recipes to take your original Cutie to the next level!

First, we made salted dark chocolate cutie wedges have the perfect balance of salty and sweet and the freshness from the cutie wedge is bursting with sweetness. It’s simple but sophisticated!

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Second, you have Cutie wedges with a strawberry yogurt dipping sauce. The thing I like about this recipe is how simple it is, and the flavors are bright and delicious. These juicy Cutie wedges pair perfectly with the tangy, sweet dip. It’s a perfect party treat! 20161121-dsc_0040

Last but not least we have my favorite… a Clementine Mango smoothie. Trust me, this is heavenly! The bright orange color is absolutely gorgeous and the clementines and mangos makes you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation. To me this is a really great breakfast or snack because its fresh, vibrant, sweet, tangy and an all-around delicious smoothie!

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I really hope you guys enjoy this fun-filled video because it was truly an amazing trip! I learned so much and hope you do too. Thank you so much to Jose and everyone at Cuties for this awesome experience… and for letting me eat as many Cuties as I wanted! 🙂 (seriously I ate like 20 Cuties)

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Salted Dark Chocolate Clementine Wedges
The slightly bitter chocolate and flakey salt are a perfect match for the juicy, sweet clementines!
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Ingredients
  1. Clementines, peeled and separated into wedges
  2. Dark chocolate, broken into small pieces (or just use chips)
  3. Flakey salt
Instructions
  1. Prepare the double-boiler by adding about an inch of water in a sauce pan, and letting it come to a simmer.
  2. Place a heat-safe bowl on the sauce pan, making sure the bottom does not touch the water.
  3. Place the chocolate in the bowl, and stir occasionally until completely melted.
  4. Dip the orange wedges into the chocolate one at a time, so half of the wedge is coated with chocolate. Place them on wax paper or silicone sheet.
  5. Before the chocolate sets, sprinkle a tiny bit of salt onto the wedges.
  6. Let the chocolate harden, and serve immediately.
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Clementines Wedges with a Strawberry-Yogurt Dipping Sauce
If you love clementines but want to change it up a bit, this is perfect! Tangy, but sweet and creamy strawberry yogurt goes perfectly with the citrusy fruit!
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Ingredients
  1. ¼ vanilla yogurt
  2. 2 Tbsp. strawberry jam or jelly
  3. Clementines, peeled and separated into wedges
Instructions
  1. Mix the vanilla and jam together with a whisk, making sure to get rid of all the lumps.
  2. Dip the clementine wedges in the sauce and enjoy!
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Clementine Mango Smoothie
This is so delicious and refreshing! Sweet, tart, creamy, and full of flavor, this is great any time of day.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 peeled clementines
  2. ½ cup frozen mango
  3. ¼ cup yogurt (vanilla or plain)
  4. 1 Tbsp. honey (or to taste)
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. You can add ice for a thicker smoothie.
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