It’s already the rainy season and the metro is still in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is not the time to let up on our nutrition, especially Vitamin C. Also known as ascorbic acid, it is touted as one of the safest and most effective nutrients. Vitamin C can help in fortifying immune systems weakened by stress, preventing serious complications arising from cold, reducing the risk of stroke, as well managing skin aging.
How fortunate that we Pinoys are blessed with an abundance of ready sources of Vitamin C: the calamansi!
But don’t hassle yourself juicing all those little fruits by hand. You can have concentrated calamansi juice by the bottle, thanks to Pickfresh.
Pickfresh Calamansi Concentrate is organic and all natural with no use of extenders or preservatives. Available variants include unsweetened (best for diabetics), sweetened (for the kids) and with honey.
To make yourself a glass of refreshing calamansi juice, just stir in two to three parts water into one part of the concentrate, adjust to taste, then add ice. Each bottle of Pickfresh yields fifteen to twenty glasses of calamansi juice.
Now, some people might not be too excited about drinking calamansi juice (it may be an acquired taste) but how about some calamansi muffins?
Fluffy, tangy and sweet, these little yummies are sure to get you eager for your dose of Vitamin C.
Here’s how you can whip ’em right up!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/5 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup Pickfresh Sweetened Calamansi Concentrate
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Combine the milk and the calamani concentrate in another bowl. Set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar together for two to three minutes until well combined. Add in the eggs and mix well.
Add in the milk mixture and flour mixture, mixing until all ingredients are well-blended. For fluffy muffins, take care not to over-mix.
Scoop the mixture into paper-lined cupcake pans then bake in a preheated 350 deg F (170 deg C) oven for 18 to 23 minutes.
Feel free to enjoy your calamansi muffins, along with a glass of calamansi juice, as you relax while watching your favorite shows…
Or when you take a snack break while working from home!
Check out my blog posts on other small enterprises and startups in the food business:
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- MDJ Cookies
- Graffiti Desserts
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- What’s Your Flan?
- The Saucier
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- Sammy’s Cookin’
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- The Happy Kitchen
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