The Vitamin C rich Orange Juice
May also celebrates National Orange Juice Day on the 4th and it is the perfect day to celebrate this Vitamin C rich citrus juice and raise awareness of its many health benefits.
Its health benefits are huge and due to its high concentration of vitamin C, it is packed full of antioxidants, it protects against cardiovascular disease, it can lower cholesterol and is great for improving respiratory health.
The antioxidants in orange juice can help prevent inflammatory conditions and other illnesses and also help boost immune system health. Citrus fruits such as oranges are also great for promoting cardiovascular health due to its high antioxidant content. With many nutrients which help the liver, orange juice is also great for regulating cholesterol levels, preventing kidney stones and stomach ulcers.
There are many types of orange juice types such as pulp, some pulp, no pulp etc and some orange juice manufacturers such as Tropicana have started to bring out juices with specific healthy values such as Antioxidant Advantage or Healthy Heart with Omega 3. Overall however, orange juice is healthy and the use of pulp is down to personal preference.
More recipes with orange juice
Rather than just drinking orange juice on its own as part of a healthy breakfast, you might prefer cocktail and ‘mocktail’ recipes to make the juice a little more interesting.
Rum Runner – The Rum Runner cocktail is a very sweet and tangy creation which you can easily make at home. All you need is 4 oz orange juice, 1 ½ oz Golden Rum, ½ oz Blackberry liqueur, ½ oz banana liqueur and ¼ oz grenadine. Best served in a hurricane glass, shake in a cocktail shaker with crushed ice then serve. Find rum runner recipes on Recipebridge.
Mimosa – A classic cocktail to go with brunch on special occasions, the Mimosa is bubbly and delicious. All you need is champagne, orange juice and an orange liqueur such as Triple Sec. First you need to get a champagne flute and fill a quarter with orange juice and then top the flute with champagne. Find mimosa recipes on Recipebridge.
Gold Cosmopolitan – For a different and fruity twist on the classic Cosmopolitan try the Gold Cosmopolitan. You will need 2 oz blackberry juice, 1 oz orange juice, 1 ½ oz tequila, and ½ oz orange liqueur. Place all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake well. Chill a cocktail glass and strain the mixture in. Skewer a few blackberries onto a cocktail stick and garnish. Find cosmopolitan recipes on Recipebridge.
Northern Lights – A warming winter cocktail, all you need to make the Northern Lights creation is 2 oz whiskey, dash of peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry juice. Pour the whiskey and schnapps into a glass then add equal amounts of orange and cranberry juice then stir well.
Cinderella – For a beautifully tasty non alcoholic cocktail, you will need: 2 oz ginger ale, 1 oz lemon juice, 1 oz orange juice, 1 oz pineapple juice, and a dash of grenadine. Using a cocktail shaker, shake the mixture with ice and strain into a glass then add slices of orange and lemon (maybe even a cocktail umbrella?) for decoration!
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