At our #LittleGlass Twitter conversation we chatted about how your family enjoys juice – a little glass with breakfast, a boost with an after-school snack, or enjoyed with dinner.
This conversation and prize draw was sponsored by Tropicana and its range of juices families love. One 150ml glass is an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of folate – vitamins that can help maintain a healthy immune system. A little glass of 100% juice has great health benefits and is a no-fuss way to give kids one of their 5-a-day.
Sue Gatenby, Senior Director Nutrition at Tropicana was on hand to answer any questions about juice and Tropicana.
When do you like to drink juice?
We love having our Tropicana 100% juice in the morning as a family – helps us get 1 of our 5 a day @zoeherky
I love a #LittleGlass of OJ in the morning – sets me up for the day @CaraB81
My son has a carton of either orange or apple in his packed lunch everyday @vickyandmick
I love a little glass of Tropicana Juices mid-afternoon, a great refreshing pick-me-up and gives me the energy to get on with dinner @LinsiPie
We have juice with our evening meal, I find it good for thirst, and means no wet beds @thesoupdragon44
My fave way to enjoy juice: poured over cereal instead of milk @jhowze
Getting your 5 a day
Small glass with breakfast = easy 1/5 a day @canning87
Research shows that those who drink juice are more likely to reach their 5 a day #sponsored
Personally I love a Tropicana and coconut water ‘mocktail’ after a run, feels good! @DGraceLloyd
On a hot day I half and half Orange with Diet Lemonade. So refreshing! @CtinaCurtis
My dad used to make this for kids’ birthday parties: OJ, grenadine and lemonade @domesticgoddesq
We like to make our juices into smoothies @oceanrise1
What are your favourite flavours?
I think Ruby Grapefruit is my favourite @missielizzieb
Raspberry and cranberry is my fave! @Melski1989
I love apple juice and in summer pineapple juice, hubby like grapefruit juice @LDChesterfield
My son loves apple, I like orange and mango. Cranberry can also be very beneficial for women! @Nets_rik
Grapefruit is my favourite – especially pink @AModernMother
Cooking with juice
Add some orange juice to my carrot and orange soup for a sweet hint. @LaurieBeat
You can swap the milk in muffins for juice. Orange juice works really well for this and makes great breakfast muffins @Over_A_Cuppa
We love our juice frozen or in jelly, it also mixes well into a fruit salad, yummy. @LorraineRiver11
We make fresh juice lollies in the summer months as well very refreshing and the moulds are very cheap @vickyandmick
I enjoy my juice over ice but my little lady finds it too cold. @LyndsayRoseG
I have been known to freeze juice into ice cubes then add to water for a refreshing fruit drink @goriami
In a tall glass, crushed ice, sat next to the bbq as husband cooks and children play @robynlclarke
Love that there are so many health benefits to something that tastes so good @Lkash20
Orange juice provides folate which is important during pregnancy @tropicana
Keeping our #littleglass warm, make half a cup of tea, 1 tsp of honey, top with orange juice. Perfect when not feeling well @Over_A_Cuppa
Swear by cranberry juice when get cystitis @kateonthinice
When my babies have colds or are run down i tend to buy the Tropicana Juices with added calcium to give them a boost @AnneDalzell1
The last word on how you enjoy juice
I use it in ice lollies and cakes too , but a little glass of the fresh juice is the best! @JennyPaulin