oranges – Uncle Matt's Organic http://www.unclematts.com Organic Juices and Beverages | Love at First Sip Sat, 15 Sep 2018 16:04:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 http://www.unclematts.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/cropped-umo-logo-on-wood-e1511126022201-32x32.png oranges – Uncle Matt's Organic http://www.unclematts.com 32 32 Orange Sunrise Smoothie http://www.unclematts.com/orange-sunrise-smoothie/ Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:17:21 +0000 http://www.unclematts.com/?p=3103 more]]>
A kid-friendly immunity booster, this smoothie will get your day going and help give you your daily dose of antioxidants and vitamin C! Make it a complete meal by adding your favorite protein powder.
Serves 2-4
Ingredients:
2 Organic Bananas
2 cups Organic Strawberries
1 cup OrganicVanilla yogurt, non-fat
8 Ice cubes, large
3/4 cup Uncle Matt’s Organic Orange Juice
Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
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Orange Pomegranate Salad http://www.unclematts.com/orange-pomegranate-salad/ Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:33:10 +0000 http://www.unclematts.com/?p=2519 more]]> Looking for a salad that will wow your guests? This is IT. You’ll want to make this again and again, it’s so good. You can even add grilled chicken to make this salad a complete meal, but be prepared to share!

Ingredients
7-8 cups mixed organic greens
3  Organic oranges (navels, valencia, hamlin — whatever you prefer)
3/4 cup pomegranate seeds
1 Uncle Matt’s Organic Florida avocado, diced (optional)
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/3 cup sliced almonds or pecans

Dressing
Juice from 1 large Uncle Matt’s Organic orange (around 4 tbsp), or sub in Uncle Matt’s Organic Orange Juice
3/4 – 1 teaspoon orange zest
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup organic olive oil
Pinch of ground pepper
Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry your organic greens.
  2. Peel the oranges and then cut into slices or smaller pieces. You can substitute clementines, but will need to increase the amount.
  3. Remove the peel and pit of the avocado.
  4. Toss the lettuce, oranges, pomegranate seeds, and avocado.
  5. In a small skillet over medium-low heat place the almonds. Stir constantly for a few minutes until lightly toasted. This is optional, but adds so much flavor.
  6. In a blender or food processor, blend all of the dressing ingredients together. The dressing will be runny, but it adheres to the lettuce really well! Increase the flavorings to personal preference – this may be a little more orange or perhaps some more honey…etc.
  7. If you are eating the salad right away, toss it with the dressing, toasted almonds, and feta cheese. Enjoy!
  8. If you are eating this salad later, store the dressing separately and toss right before eating. If the dressing is added too early it tends to get soggy and not taste so well. Add the almonds and feta with the dressing.
  9. The cayenne pepper is optional.
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Sip the Health Benefits of Orange Juice for Clearer Arteries http://www.unclematts.com/sip-the-health-benefits-of-orange-juice-for-clearer-arteries/ http://www.unclematts.com/sip-the-health-benefits-of-orange-juice-for-clearer-arteries/#respond Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:23:05 +0000 http://unclematts.com/?p=2334 more]]>

Whether beside oatmeal or eggs, this breakfast favorite helps prevent hardening of the arteries: orange juice.

The health benefits of orange juice include vitamin C. And in a study of men, those with a high intake of vitamin C—as well as berries and other fresh fruit —experienced significantly less thickening of their carotid arteries compared with the low fruit-and-C group.

Findings published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirms the presence of a natural plant chemical called hesperidin – part of a a class of disease-fighting compounds found in plant foods like tea, fruit, soya and cocoa.

Although previous studies have hinted orange juice may be good for the heart, scientists have been uncertain exactly what gives it its protective powers, til now.

Pipe-Cleaning C

Clear arteries. They’re super important because gunk-free can often mean problem-free. But carotid-artery thickness is important, too. It’s a direct measure of atherosclerosis—the narrowing and hardening of the arteries that can lead to heart disease, heart attack, or stroke. To keep your arteries wide open and pliable for years to come, you need the health benefits of orange juice and other foods rich in vitamin C and pipe-friendly antioxidants.

Open Wide

Aside from preventing the hardening of the arteries, similar studies have found that vitamin C may help protect your cardiovascular system in numerous ways as well. Whether you get the health benefits of orange juice or another vitamin-C-rich food, the cells lining your arteries will improve, your risk of blood clots will decrease, and bad-for-your-heart inflammation will fade away.

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Uncle Matt’s Orange Energy Shake http://www.unclematts.com/uncle-matts-orange-energy-shake/ Sat, 29 Jul 2017 01:10:36 +0000 http://www.unclematts.com/?p=2548 more]]>

Together with Uncle Matt’s Orange Juice and delicious juice with extra vitamin C from pineapple, healthy fat and protein from cashews and pea protein, and a magnesium-filled yellow squash to create a light meal replacement that has almost 60 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow squash – chopped
  • 4 oz pineapple
  • 3 tbsp cashews
  • 1 tbsp pea protein
  • 6 oz Uncle Matt’s Orange Juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup ice

Uncle Matt’s OJ is a family-owned, 100 percent organic company that produces GMO- and pesticide-free orange juice with no added sugar or preservatives. When you combine this sweet treat with extra vitamin C from pineapple, healthy fat and protein from cashews and pea protein, and a magnesium-filled yellow squash, you have a light meal replacement that has almost 60 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.

(Nutrition Facts: 164 calories, 5g fat, 14g carbs, 1g fiber, 14g sugar, 9g protein per 12-ounce serving. Yields 2 servings)

Recipe: GreenBlender

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Chicken with Honey-Orange Sauce http://www.unclematts.com/chicken-with-honey-orange-sauce/ Tue, 09 May 2017 21:58:58 +0000 http://www.unclematts.com/?p=2640 more]]> Here we combine raisins, cinnamon, honey and almonds with orange juice, zest, wine and broth to make a rich, savory pan sauce for chicken. There’s plenty of the gorgeous sauce, so be sure to serve whole-wheat egg noodles, couscous or rice on the side.

4 servings | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

2 Uncle Matt’s Organic navel oranges
2 tablespoons all-purpose organic flour
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (about 1 1/4 pounds), trimmed and tenders removed
1 cup reduced-sodium organic chicken broth
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup white wine
1/2 cup golden organic raisins
2 tablespoons honey
1 3-inch cinnamon stick
1/2 cup slivered organic almonds, toasted

Preparation

  1. Zest and juice one orange. Remove the skin and white pith from the other orange, then halve and slice. Reserve zest and juice separately from the orange slices.
  2. Combine flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken in the flour, shaking off any excess. Transfer the remaining flour to a small bowl, add broth and whisk to combine.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Add wine to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Add the flour-broth mixture, the reserved orange zest and juice, raisins, honey, cinnamon stick and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan and cook, turning the chicken once or twice, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 165°F and the sauce has thickened, 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Discard the cinnamon stick. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and garnish with the reserved orange slices and almonds.

Nutrition

Per serving : 420 Calories; 13 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 7 g Mono; 74 mg Cholesterol; 37 g Carbohydrates; 31 g Protein; 3 g Fiber; 395 mg Sodium; 587 mg Potassium

From EatingWell:  March/April 2009

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