Hi all! Checking in today with a veggie-forward, sunshine-colored meal—because we could all use a little sunshine right now.
Even before this current moment, I was greeting the winter months with a focus on ingredients that can help to support the immune system. This includes vitamin C, folate, potassium, thiamin, and vitamin D, all of which are present in 100% orange juice—the featured ingredient in today’s recipe.
I love using 100% orange juice as a component in my cooking! It’s a great way to add natural sweetness and unique bright flavor to recipes, and I love how it infuses marinades and sauces with the sunny taste of citrus.
This year, I’ve been playing with Florida Orange Juice as a means of enhancing my recipes with Vitamins C and D. An 8-ounce serving of fortified 100% orange juice is an excellent source of the former and a good source of the latter—both of which may help to support the immune system.
That same serving of 100% orange juice also provides good amounts of potassium, folate, and thiamin, which are associated with supporting overall immune function, too. And potassium—as well as calcium, which is also present in fortified juices—are electrolytes, which means that they can help to support hydration, another key factor in supporting immunity and staying well.
Florida Orange Juice is the main ingredient in the hemp chimichurri sauce in Power Plates, which is one of my favorites. Using it in that recipe was my inspiration to include it in the…