Remember I posted a week or two ago about Florida Orange Juice and I said I'd check back with you - - well, here I am! I really love drinking OJ - its yummy and make me feel healthy and well-balanced.
I said I was going to make pancakes with Orange Juice as suggested - - wowza!! Best. Pancakes. EVER!!
And they're so simple - - just pancake mix, the eggs it calls for, and then instead of the milk or water it calls for, substitute Orange Juice. I normally do homemade (no mix) pancakes but I used a mix for these and they were AMAZING. I don't know if it's cause I haven't had pancakes in a while or what, but this will be my new go-to.
I think pancakes are a great thing to have kids make to get them involved and doing something. Just add ingredients and mix - something they can do.
They turned out so fluffly and perfect - - thank you OJ!
And the kids raved about them - - "wow, these are really good!!"
So, speaking of Orange Juice, DID YOU KNOW (I love random facts):
One 8‐ounce serving of 100 percent orange juice is a good source of potassium and folate and an excellent source of vitamin C.
· One serving of 100 percent orange juice is more nutrient dense than many commonly-consumed 100 percent fruit juices.
· A key recommendation of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is to increase fruit intake.
o 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,
And let's talk nutrition tips again, cause in the last post that's where I got the brilliant idea to put OJ in pancakes...
--Think you don’t have time for a complete breakfast? Blend your favorite fruit with 100 percent Florida orange juice and low-fat yogurt for a convenient, on-the-go smoothie.
--Plan ahead and take a cooler with portable, smart snacks that fit your on-the-go lifestyle like nuts, hummus with veggies, granola bars and 8-ounce cartons of 100 percent orange juice that will help give you the energy and nutrients you need to get through your travel day.
--Choose leaner cuts of beef, pork, and poultry to grill and pair your protein with other nutrient-rich foods, such as high-fiber fruit, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats. Add 100 percent Florida orange juice to marinades for poultry and pork for a refreshing citrus zing and pour a glass of 100 percent orange juice to accompany your meal. (hmm, a marinade of OJ - I think I want to try that!)
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