3 Ways to Add Citrus Fruits to Your Favorite Breakfast

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One of the main reasons why people do not eat more citrus fruit in the morning is because it is very easy to fall into a morning routine that does not include citrus fruit, and sometimes may not even include breakfast except for a cup of coffee or tea.  Eating citrus fruits in the morning will give you a healthy boost to get your brain going and start your day off on a positive note. The vitamins and minerals in citrus fruits are a natural, low calorie, healthy way to get yourself moving and get the energy you need to make it through the morning. If you want to start eating citrus fruit in the morning but you cannot seem to figure out how to make it work in your morning routine here are some tips to help you work citrus fruit or citrus juice into your existing routine:

Substitute citrus juice for water - If you are eating oatmeal in the morning use Florida orange juice or super sweet Honeybell tangelo juice in your oatmeal instead of water. If you usually make a smoothie in the morning use fresh grapefruit juice or orange juice in the smoothie instead of water. You will be only adding a few calories to your usual breakfast and you will get a huge nutritional boost.

3 Things You Did Not Know About Honeybells

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Honeybell oranges are very popular oranges because they produce a lot of juice and have a very unique taste that is a little bit and a little bit sour. Honeybells have a distinctive bell shape and have a deep orange and red colored peel.  Honeybells are easy to peel and do not have a lot seeds, so they are appropriate for everyone in the family even the small children. The juice from Honeybells is often substituted for other types of orange juice in holiday cocktails and other treats because Honeybell juice has a deeper, richer, slightly more tart juice than other types of citrus fruit which adds a unique flavor to recipes.  Here are some facts about Honeybells that you may not know:

Honeybell oranges are not actually oranges. Honeybells are a hybrid of a Darcy tangerine and Duncan grapefruit.  Technically Honeybells are one of several different types of tangerine hybrids called tangelos.  The tart taste of the grapefruit combined with the super sweet tangerine created the unique sweet and sour flavor that the Honeybell is prized for.  Honeybell tangelos are usually around the size of an adult mans fist, although in years with a low harvest they may be much smaller.

3 Reasons to Give Yourself a Citrus Fruit Assortment This Year

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Give yourself and your family a gift this holiday season and buy a citrus fruit basket or citrus fruit assortment for your own home.  Buying a lovely fruit gift tower or citrus gift basket for yourself is a great way to make sure that you have plenty of fresh citrus fruit in the house during the holidays and the lovely packaging is a nice treat too.  If you are on the fence about spending money on a citrus fruit basket for yourself instead of spending that money on family and friends consider these three reasons why you deserve a lovely citrus fruit basket this year:


Citrus fruit baskets can help you stay healthy through the holidays - Eating citrus fruit during the holidays will give your immune system the boost that it needs in order to deal with holiday stress, being around people who are ill, and the poor nutrition that comes from over indulging during the holiday season.  Eating some premium Florida grapefruit can even help you watch your weight this holiday season so that you do not add pounds when you eat your favorite holiday treats.  Order a box of premium citrus fruit and keep it in the house so that you can grab a healthy snack to help boost your immune system through the busy holiday season.


3 Health Benefits of Eating Grapefruits

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Eating Florida grapefruits gives you a lot of the benefits that you would get from Florida oranges, plus some special benefits that only come from grapefruits.  Grapefruit juice can be used in almost all the same recipes that orange juice can, but will add a little bit of tartness to whatever you are making. Grapefruits are just as portable and versatile as oranges. So change up your citrus routine by alternating Florida oranges and Florida grapefruits as part of your daily diet to stay as healthy as possible. Check out these three health benefits you can only get from grapefruits:


Weight management - Grapefruits and grapefruit juice have been proven to help people lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. Grapefruits contain an element which helps block the absorption of carbs into the body. Your body will burn stored fat for fuel when there are no carbs present so drinking grapefruit juice or eating grapefruits everyday will help your body burn more stored fat and help you lose weight or maintain your current healthy weight. Eating grapefruit everyday is a great way to help your body regulate itself to correct weight problems because you will also get all the vitamins and minerals your body needs to work more efficiently in addition to the weight loss benefits.


3 Great Holiday Citrus Punch Ideas

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Holidays are a great time to pull out all the stops and make great gourmet meals, drinks and desserts to dazzle your friends and family with at holiday parties.  Making citrus fruit punch for holiday parties not only gives you a delicious refreshing beverage to serve it gives your guests a healthy alternative to the sugary sodas, alcoholic cocktails, and spiced drinks that are so commonly served at holiday parties.  Order a fresh fruit assortment to use in making the punch and a fresh fruit tower or gift basket to use as a party decoration. You can make non alcoholic citrus punch for those who prefer not to drink alcohol and for kids, and make a punch with a little bit of an alcoholic kick for those guests that prefer to drink something stronger.  Here are three fun and easy ideas for holiday citrus fruit punch: