(Family Features) With a return to busy fall routines, it can be challenging for many families to find the time to sit down at the table for nutritious meals.
Adding an option like Florida Orange Juice to your family’s routine can help fuel them throughout the day. Whether drinking it on its own or by adding it to recipes like Orange Cream Smoothies, you can feel good about incorporating a beverage with essential vitamins and minerals, nutrients for immune system support, and no added sugars.
Diet and nutritional benefits: Both nutritious and delicious, drinking 100% orange juice can increase fruit intake as well as provide key nutrients including vitamin C, potassium, folate, thiamin, and magnesium, as well as vitamin D and calcium in fortified juice. Research has found children whose diets include orange juice tend to have healthier diets and higher levels of physical activity compared to those who do not. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends limiting 100% fruit juice to no more than 4-6 ounces daily for children ages 2-6 and no more than 8 ounces for children ages 7 and older.
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Orange Cream Smoothies
1 1/2 cups Florida Orange Juice
2 cups ice
6 ounces non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2 cup vanilla almond or soy milk
In a blender on medium speed, blend orange juice, ice, Greek yogurt, and vanilla almond or soy milk until smooth and creamy.
Pour into two tall glasses
Source: Florida Department of Citrus