A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about Florida Orange Juice and told you I have been trying to drink more.
One of my readers, Holly, left a comment on that post saying, “Hey Traci :) Florida’s Natural is the only orange juice we buy. It is one of the only orange juices that has ONLY Florida oranges. Most of the other brands have imported juice from other countries. We need to support our growers in Florida! Since we live on a farm, we appreciate supporting local. My husband and my dad are beekeepers and have the best local honey around.”
How cool is that? Makes me want to drink Florida’s Natural Orange Juice even more. Thanks, Holly!
Hectic schedules often make it challenging to maintain a healthy diet and manage a balanced lifestyle,
but consuming a diet rich in nutrients is important to give us the energy and nutrition we need to help
conquer the day.
Did you know that one 8-ounce glass of 100 percent orange juice provides half of the USDA-recommended daily fruit intake for most adults, based on a 2,000-calorie diet?
In order to get some more OJ in my diet, I looked around for some new recipes.
I found this delicious Iced Orange Juice and Lemon Cucumber Soup recipe.
- 1/4 cup Florida’s Natural® Brand orange juice
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 2 lemon cucumbers, peeled, seeded and sliced
- 1 small cantaloupe, seeded and sliced
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 tbsp. chopped fresh mint
Combine orange juice, lime juice, lemon cucumbers, cantaloupe and honey in a food processor (or blender) and blend until smooth. Stir in yogurt and mint. Chill for at least 2 hours and serve cold.
How about a delicious dip to use with any fruit?
Creamy Fruit Dip
- 1 cup of sour cream (low fat or regular. not non-fat)
- 1/4 cup of Florida’s Natural® Brand orange juice
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
Whisk all ingredients together till well blended and sugar is dissolved.
Chill in refrigerator at least an hour. Or make ahead of time. Serve with your favorite fruit. Serve with a fruit platter
Wanna give your children a healthy, refreshing snack this summer?
Why not try these delicious Orange Juice Popsicles?
I found this recipe on Pinterest, and I know my boys would love these!
- 1 1/2 cups orange juice
- 1 1/2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt
- 1-2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Whisk orange juice, yogurt, sugar to taste and vanilla in a medium bowl.
- Divide the mixture among freezer-pop molds. Insert the sticks and freeze until completely firm, about 6 hours. Dip the molds briefly in hot water before unmolding.
Don’t these recipes look amazing?!
How do you incorporate Orange Juice in your daily diet? I would love to hear your ideas!