Trying to “SQUEEZE” More O.J. Into My Day!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Florida Orange Juice. All opinions are 100% mine.
Personally I don’t know many people that have to be ENCOURAGED to drink Orange Juice (no one in OUR family at least!) But I admit, I am guilty of reaching for soda more than I should, especially when things get busy and hectic around here!

So these little tidbits from Florida Orange Juice were a nice little reminder for me to reach more often for that jug of O.J. instead of that can of Diet Coke. :-)

Did you know potassium and folate and vitamin C are three nutrients that we regularly don’t consume enough of in the U.S.? (Shame on us!)
One 8‐ounce serving of 100% OJ is a good source of all three!

How about this….did you know one 8-ounce glass of 100% OJ provides HALF of the USDA-recommended daily fruit intake for most adults??? And here I am always feeling SO guilty about not getting enough fruit in my diet.  Two glasses a day and I’m good to go! :-)

Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD, is a nutritionist, dietitian, and writer who currently serves as director of nutrition for WebMD. She has a few really good tips, not only for getting more OJ into our diets….but how to eat healthier in general.

To get a JUMPSTART on your morning…make sure your breakfast includes protein, fruit and nutrient-dense carbs.

  • An easy way to do this is to blend your favorite fruit (I prefer mine frozen, of course) with 100% Florida OJ and low-fat yogurt!
  • Or…I love this idea!…..jazz up your pancakes by substituting 100% Florida OJ for water in your batter! I have actually tried this with a little cinnamon and it’s really delicious! Gives ordinary pancakes a little zing. :-)

Oh wow….now I’m hungry for pancakes!  Is 11:36am on a weekday morning too late to make pancakes????

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Comments

  1. says

    i found out the processed orange juice i love has the same calories per serving as half of a snicker’s bar. i about flipped. definitely time to start squeezing my own.

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  3. Dana says

    I love the idea of using o.j. in pancakes! Maybe I’ll have breakfast for dinner tonight. :-)

  4. Sharee says

    Don’t drink it too much. Orange juice can be acidic just like soda on your teeth and reudce the enamel on your teeth. That can lead to sensitivity so be careful.