(Family Features) Taking care of your heart health requires a commitment to the right routines and smart decisions, such as adopting a heart healthy diet. Foods you might already have in your kitchen can offer powerful vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds that may help contribute to heart health.
Decades of research shows that each 8-ounce serving of 100% orange juice, such as Florida Orange Juice, is packed with key nutrients and valuable plant compounds, which may play a beneficial role in helping lower blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease.
You can add the heart health benefits of 100% orange juice to your diet with the powerfully nutritious punch of Orange Juice Shrimp Quinoa Bowls, the perfect mixture of textures with tangy, spicy and sweet flavors.
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Orange Juice Shrimp Quinoa Bowls
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa
1 cup Florida Orange Juice
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
6 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon white miso
1 1/2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bell pepper, diced
1 English cucumber, sliced into half moons
3 scallions, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
In pot, bring water to boil.
Add quinoa, reduce to simmer, cover and cook 15 minutes. Fluff with fork.
In bowl, whisk orange juice, hot sauce, honey, soy sauce, 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, lime juice and miso. Remove half and set aside.
Add shrimp to remaining half and marinate 15 minutes.
Heat large skillet over medium-high heat and add remaining oil.
Season shrimp with salt and pepper then add shrimp to wok and saute, cooking approximately 2 minutes per side until pink and cooked through.
Place 1/2 cup quinoa in bowl and top with bell pepper, cucumber, scallions, avocado and shrimp.
Drizzle with dressing that was set aside and garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro.
Source: Florida Department of Citrus