Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fresh Orange Juice

Now that spring has arrived, fresh fruit is becoming more available. Last week my husband was given several oranges by a man who has orange trees. The orange grower said he always gives many oranges away. 

Today my husband came home with a lot more oranges. They are juicy and sweet. Over the weekend my husband made fresh orange juice. We finished that and later I made orange juice I had purchased from the grocery store. I was amazed at the difference. The fresh juice was much sweeter naturally without any sugar added. 
Pick up fresh fruit you see at roadside fruit stands. Make the juice, and freeze it. Try making juice smoothies or Popsicles from oranges, strawberries, watermelons, lemons or other fresh organic fruit.
My favorite fruit smoothies are strawberry and orange. I've always loved Orange Julius, and I've made one or two similar types. Try these various recipes:

6-8 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
1 cup 2% milk
approx. 1/2 cup ice or 4-5 ice cubes
2-3 packets Splenda (optional)
I've included "optional" on these because fresh orange juice may be sweet enough without the sugar or Splenda.

6-8 oz fresh squeezed orange juice 
1/2 cup French Vanilla ice cream
4-5 ice cubes
No extra sugar is needed for this one. This one is simple and easy to add other ingredients to also such as a few fresh strawberries. Yum!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is a fantastic idea!
Nice article, thanks for the information.