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Real, raw orange juice

What’s in your store bought OJ? One of my favorite food bloggers, FoodRenegade, wrote an excellent article on this topic that you can read here. http://www.foodrenegade.com/secret-ingredient-your-orange-juice/

I was thoroughly disgusted and swore off of store bought orange juice for nearly a year. Ya know what? None of us died of the flu or scurvy!

But then I joined an organic produce co-op. We began eating fruits and vegetables in VAST quantities. It feels wonderful to have such an abundance of healthy foods. We are quite literally surrounded with food the first few days. I find myself urging the kids to “Eat those pears! They are at the peak of ripeness today!” I have turned into my mom in that I tuck oranges into peoples palms as they leave my house, urging them to take more.

But weekends! Weekends were MADE for making fresh squeezed orange juice. Joe is Pancake Dad. Every weekend he makes pancakes for me and the children. Usually we drift out to the kitchen after he has started and we smell the pancakes. Today however, I awakened the children with the call to come help me squeeze the oranges.

Zip! Boom! Bang!

Three kids ages 6, 12 and 15 were happily rolling oranges, chatting it up with slices wedged between lips and gums and using my lemon juicer to make their own glass of juice.

It doesn’t look like the stuff in the cardboard box. It really didn’t smell like it either. But, GOLLY! It sure tastes good!