What? Summer has just begun and you’re already tired of iced tea? This refreshing Tangerine Paradise Punch will help you make it through those hot summer days by taking you to an oasis of flavors. The sweet and pleasantly tart, tangerine juice fits perfectly into a summer day. It’s so delicious you might imagine you’re relaxing on a quiet beach.
Tangerine Paradise Punch Health Benefits
Strawberries: This favorite summer fruit is rich in essential nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. One cup of fresh strawberries contains 160 percent of the daily recommended quantity of vitamin C, with only 50 calories! Studies show strawberries can help reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure like blueberries! Strawberries are also good for the eyes, proper brain function, arthritis, gout, and some cardiovascular diseases.
Orange juice: Widely considered one of the healthiest beverages because of its wide range of health benefits, orange juice can boost the immune system, reduce signs of aging, help protect against cancer, boost cellular repair and metabolism. Orange juice also helps detoxify the body, improve circulation, improves blood pressure, reduces inflammation, and lowers cholesterol levels.
Pineapples: Spiny on the outside, sweet on the inside, pineapples are fantastic fruit. Pineapples contain high amounts of vitamin C and manganese. Like many other fruits and vegetables, pineapple contains dietary fiber, which is essential in keeping the intestines healthy. Pineapple is unique in that it contains a significant amount of bromelain, an enzyme that breaks down protein, possibly helping digestion.
Remember, the nutritional value of pineapple from a can is quite different from a fresh pineapple. From a can, pineapple contains fewer vitamins and minerals than a fresh pineapple. If using pineapple in a can, get a can with no added sugar or a variety packed in fruit juice instead of syrup.
Tangerine: This essential oil is an excellent source of antioxidants, including the powerful antioxidant limonene. Tangerine has cleansing properties, supports a healthy immune system, and helps promote digestion. Tangerine can be used in any recipe calling for citrus fruits.
Tangerine Paradise Punch Recipe
- 1 quart Lemonade
- 3 drops Tangerine essential oil
- 1 cup orange juice
- 2 cups frozen fruit (we use a pineapple/strawberry/mango mix, feel free to experiment)
- Place all the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Place leftover frozen fruit in large serving pitcher.
- Pour juice into the pitcher.
That’s it! You now have a cool, refreshing summer drink that’s also good for you!