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Foodie Swellness: Florida Orange Cinnamon Smoothie


I’m always looking for new smoothie recipes (because I can get lazy and just make the same ol’ one over and over — like this zingy green smoothie is tasty, but it’s nice to have something new in the repertoire). This week, I was invited by Florida Orange Juice to a workout at OrangeTheory, and this creamy orange smoothie we enjoyed post-workout is a nice change from my usually berry-based ones. (Plus, while in general, I’m looking to reduce the sugar I drink on a regular basis, and have been using my Sodastream and my Bonne O to do so, I’m fine with some juice after a workout, and this one incorporates protein from the Greek yogurt — and your body needs replenishment of both after you’ve put it through a workout).  Here’s the recipe:

Florida Orange Cinnamon Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cups Florida orange juice
  • 6 oz low-fat vanilla-flavoured Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk of your choice
  • 1-2 cups ice (depending on what consistency you’d like for your smoothie)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Combine the ingredients in a blender and blend til smooth and creamy. Makes 2 servings.



Leave a Comment March 31, 2017

Drink dilemma

Beverage befuddlement (that word just makes me giggle)–here are two current news items:

Consuming fructose-rich beverages, including orange juice, is associated with an increased risk of gout in women, says a study to be published in an upcoming edition of JAMA. Women who consumed one serving per day had a 41 percent higher risk of gout compared to those who drink less than one glass per month.

And, on the other hand, over at Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and Baylor College of Medicine, researchers found that when comparing adults who drink 100 percent fruit juice to non-drinkers, non-juice drinkers were more likely to fall below recommended levels for several key nutrients, including vitamins A and C and magnesium including vitamins A and C and magnesium, and a greater percentage of those consuming fruit juice exceeded recommended levels for calcium and potassium.

Leave a Comment November 10, 2010

Drink O.J. with your fatty meals

Kind of like how the green tea in creme brulee cancels out the fatty, sugary aspects of it (in my mind, anyhow) there’s actual research (by that I mean it’s not just my wonky rationalization!) that shows that drinking orange juice with high-fat, high-carb meals helps make them less unhealthy.

Just published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, after eating a 900-calorie meal of egg and sausage muffin and hash browns, those people who drank three cups of orange juice experienced significantly less inflammatory response compared to those who drank water or a water/glucose mix (which means it could prevent heart disease and stroke). Plus, it also produced a protein in the body that disrupts insulin action (insulin action that is tied to insulin resistance, which is considered the origin of type 2 diabetes). 

(and 900 calories in my favourite fast-food breakast. Whoa.)

2 Comments March 22, 2010

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