Citrus fruit and juices are a great-tasting and easy way to provide vital nutrients in your diet. Here are some simple tips to help you fit citrus into your diet more than once a day.
- Think Big: Upgrade a four-ounce juice glass for at least a 12-ounce glass, and start the day with a BIG glass of orange juice.
- Sweeten Naturally: Spread thawed orange juice concentrate over waffles and French toast as a sweetener instead of syrup.
- Add Citrus to Breakfast Favorites: Add a cut-up Florida oranges and grapefruit to omelets or as a topping for a favorite breakfast cereal.
- On the Go: Carry a squeeze bottle filled with orange juice for quick refreshment throughout the day.
- Snack with Citrus: Pack whole citrus fruit in briefcase or lunch box for a mid-morning snack.
- Yogurt and Citrus Swirl: Flavor plain yogurt without adding sugar by mixing in fresh citrus sections with vanilla yogurt, or use 1 T. orange juice or grapefruit juice to flavor plain yogurt.
- Citrus Salad: Add a tangy citrus to any salad and fulfill one of the daily five servings of fruits and vegetables a day recommended by the USDA. Just peel and section one medium orange or half of a medium grapefruit.
- Orange Juice Pop: Have a refreshing frozen orange juice pop as a palate cleanser.
- Stay Full All Afternoon: Drink orange juice as a sweet after-lunch snack. Or prevent afternoon hunger by eating oranges, one of the most satisfying foods available.
- Relax with Citrus: Make mock Screwdrivers and Grey Hounds by mixing 12 ounces of orange juice or grapefruit juice with a splash of seltzer-a great way to relax.
- Orange Fizz: Pour 3/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate into a pitcher. Stir in 2-1/4 cups carbonated water or tonic water. This recipe serves eight people, and is a perfect for a Sunday morning brunch.
- Pink Grapefruit Sparkle: Another drink just right for an eight-person brunch. Mix 1 cup water, 3/4 cup Florida grapefruit concentrate, 3 T. grenadine syrup and 1 liter carbonated water. Stir well.
- Citrus Salad Dressing: Dress dinner salad with packaged salad dressing mixed with Florida orange or grapefruit juice instead of oil.
- Revive the Sides: Liven up side dishes, like rice and pasta, by adding 1/3 cup orange juice or grapefruit juice, 1 T. Worcestershire sauce, 3/4 tsp. garlic salt and 1/4 tsp. ground pepper.
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