florida-orange-juiceHappy Monday morning everyone!

Mondays are my time to organize. I am cherishing these last few weeks that the boys in school and taking the time to get as much done as possible. I am taking a few minutes to check email and enjoy a little breakfast. I am a creature of habit and often have the same thing pretty much every morning.

my-spotAs you can see by my picture, I am in my spot and ready to go. I am having my usual – an english muffin with spreadable cheese and a turkey sausage patty plus a glass of juice. The way I shake it up is by varying my juice option. Sometime I do grapefruit juice but this morning I opted for my favorite – 100% Florida Orange Juice. It’s my perfect little start to the day!

I have laundry going, the dishwasher is running and I am on a mission to get a ton of stuff knocked out while I can. I have never been one to do coffee in the morning. I find that my orange juice is the perfect wake me up and gets my day started right. Plus, one 8-ounce serving of orange juice is fat-free and, at 110 calories per 8-ounce glass, has fewer calories than some other commonly consumed 100% fruit juices. With swimsuit season just around the corner, I can use all the help I can get–tee hee.

One hundred percent orange juice is a healthful and nutrient-rich replacement in the diet for many foods and beverages containing added sugars. I am on a mission to have my husband replace his beloved coffee with orange juice at least one day per week. So far he’s done a great job…he just needs me to keep reminding him.

He’s not a quick to grab a fruit on his way out the door, but drinking an 8-ounce glass of 100% orange juice is an easy and refreshing way for him to add more fruit servings. I have also been on a smoothie kick lately and that has been a great weekend option for all my guys.  I just combine 100% OJ with frozen berries and non-fat yogurt and whip up a delicious fruit smoothie that is easy and gets the good stuff in my whole family. The smoothies are so tasty that my guys don’t even realize they are good for them too!

Need more reasons to pour that glass of OJ in the morning? Check this out:

  • One glass of 100% Florida Orange Juice is a nutrient-rich beverage that is a delicious way to complement whole fruit intake to help reach daily fruit intake recommendations, with every 8 ounce glass counting as 1 cup of fruit.
  • An 8-ounce glass of 100% orange juice is an excellent source of vitamin C, providing more than 100 percent of the Daily Value.
  • An 8-ounce glass of 100 percent orange juice provides a good source of potassium (473 mg or 14 percent of the Daily Value).

What are you waiting for? Join me and pour yourself a big glass of 100% orange juice. I posted the upcoming Publix ad this morning and there are a few OJ sales. Check out the sneak peek and relax with a tasty glass of OJ and start your day off right!

This post is brought to you by the Florida Department of Citrus.