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Navel Orange Recipes to Boost Your Immune System

There is no doubt that adding Vitamin C to your diet can help boost your immunity this cold and flu season.  Here are some ways to add more citrus and Navel oranges to your winter fare this year.  And luckily, you have found the place, FruitShare.com, to get all of the in-season Navel oranges and citrus your heart desires.

Orange Ricotta Pancakes

Change up your morning routine with our Orange Ricotta Pancakes.  Ricotta cheese adds protein to this breakfast staple while the orange zest brings a welcome flavor on wintry Saturday morning.

1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese

1/2 cup sugar

2 large eggs

Grated orange zest of one Navel or Cara Cara orange (no orange?  Give a lemon a try)

2/3 cup flour

2 T butter melted 

oil for pan or additional butter

maple syrup and powdered sugar

Whisk together eggs, sugar, ricotta and orange zest and melted butter.  Next, add flour.  Let batter rest 10 minutes.  Heat pan and butter or oil between each cake.  


Orange- Mango Smoothie

Ture to all of our smoothie recipes—this one is open to additions and adaptations to suit your own needs and preferences.  

1 cup fresh or frozen organic mango

1-2 pitted Medjool dates

Zest of one orange

1 Navel or Cara Cara Navel orange sliced—peel and pith removed

1 cup unsweetened soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk or milk

1 cup ice cubes if mango and orange are fresh

optional:  vanilla protein powder, 1 T chia seeds, 3-4 walnuts


Anti-oxidant roasted vegetables with Oranges, Clementines,  and Almonds

(inspired by Clean Slate cookbook from Martha Stewart)

Enjoy a dose of beta-carotene and the super-power of vitamin C with this combination of roasted peppers and carrots and in-season winter citrus.  

2 orange bell peppers halved ribs and seeds removed

5 carrots 

2 T olive oil

Sea Salt and fresh ground pepper

1 peeled sliced (in rounds) Navel orange (or Valencia if in-season)

2 peeled and sliced (in rounds) clementines

1 peeled and sliced (in rounds)  Cara Cara Navel

1/4 cup of goat or feta cheese

1/4 cup dry roasted slivered almonds

1 T Champaign vinegar






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