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Florida Refresher and Orange-Papaya Shake Break
The most basic approach to
getting the proper amount of
folic acid is to eat foods rich
in the nutrient.

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Florida Refresher
105 mcg folic acid
Sip this fruit drink at breakfast, as a refreshing snack, or for a fat-free dessert.

2 cups buttermilk
1 cup cut-up strawberries
3/4 cup frozen Florida orange juice concentrate (do not thaw)
6 ice cubes
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla

Place all ingredients in a blender container and blend until frothy. If desired, garnish with additional strawberries. Makes 3 12-ounce servings.


Orange-Papaya Shake Break
104 mcg folic acid
Whip up a quick batch of this smooth drink for an afternoon pick-me-up. Garnish each serving with a skewer of fresh fruit.

1 8-ounce carton vanilla low-fat yogurt
3/4 cup frozen Florida orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 small papaya or mango, seede, peeled, and chopped
1/2 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons honey
8 to 10 ice cubes

Place yogurt, thawed concentrate, papaya or mango, milk, and honey in a blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. With the blender running, add ice cubes, one at a time, through hole in lid. Blend until smooth. Makes 4 8-ounce servings.

Courtesy of the Florida Department of Citrus