When shoppers think of orange juice, they likely picture a breakfast table. For years, 100% orange juice has been synonymous with the first meal of the day. And for good reason. Starting every morning with a glass of OJ has plenty of health benefits – an 8 oz. glass provides more than 100 percent of our Daily Value of Vitamin C, is a good source of potassium, folate and thiamin, and has no added sugar.
But those benefits are not confined to the breakfast table – or even the kitchen. Orange Juice is a versatile ingredient that shoppers can use in recipes across all parts of the day. Use the ideas below to encourage shoppers to explore their creative side and think outside the glass.
As winter ends and temperatures begin to warm up, shoppers can turn to this grocery store staple to help bring the brightness of spring into their homes. This easy-to-make Florida Orange Juice Slow Cooker Potpourri requires only five ingredients – all of which can be picked up at the grocery store. Mix a ¼ cup of 100% orange juice, eight cinnamon sticks, ½ cup of fresh cranberries, one teaspoon of cloves and one teaspoon of nutmeg in a slow cooker. Turn on low and enjoy.
Throw a fiesta
Give an unexpected twist to Cinco De Mayo festivities this year with nachos featuring 100% orange juice. After sautéing onion with ground turkey, mix in garlic, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper and cumin. Then add Florida Orange Juice and simmer five minutes until the meat is cooked through. Build the nachos with your favorite ingredients and enjoy the fresh taste of citrus infused throughout.
Create something new
Involve the kids in the grocery shopping experience by teaching them how to create their own gummy bears. Combine 100% orange juice with unflavored gelatin just right and you have a healthy, homemade treat in no time. The recipe for these Florida Orange Juice Fruit Chews is simple and an easy way to sneak a little extra vitamin C into the day.
With Mother’s Day approaching, what better time than now to feature a spa experience made from ingredients found in the grocery store. Create the base mix for the Honey Brown Sugar Body Scrub featuring 100% orange juice by adding one cup of brown sugar with ¼ cup of olive oil (other oil alternatives include almond or coconut). Then add one teaspoon of vanilla extract and one teaspoon of honey to the base mix. Place the scrub in a storage jar and enjoy.
Mix it up
Brunch gets top priority in spring with the addition of these Florida Orange Juice Frozen Mimosas. Combine 100% orange juice, vanilla yogurt and champagne in a blender for a twist on a classic. Add orange juice ice cubes for even more great taste.
The options are endless. For more ideas on how your shoppers can go beyond the breakfast table, head to FloridaJuice.com.