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Citrus Punch: Non Alcoholic Recipe

Focused on Health - May 2012

Want to offer a festive alternative to alcohol at your next gathering? Serve one of this punch recipe. It provides plenty of fruity flavor, fizz and cancer-fighting vitamins and nutrients for just a fraction of the calories and sugar found in most alcoholic beverages.

recipe citrus punchThe orange juice and cranberry juice in this recipe offer a healthy dose of cancer-fighting antioxidants like vitamin C. You’ll get the most vitamin C if you use freshly- squeezed orange juice, but refrigerated or frozen concentrate will also do the body good.


4 cups orange juice
2 cups 100% cranberry juice
4 cups sparkling water or club soda
1 orange, sliced horizontally into 1/4-inch slices
1 lime, sliced horizontally into 1/4-inch slices


In large punch bowl, combine juices and sparkling water or soda. Float orange and lime slices on top and serve.

Yield: 20 servings
Serving size:
1/2 cup 

Each serving provides:
Calories: 33
Total fat: 0 grams
Saturated fat: 0 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams
Protein: Less than 1 gram
Dietary fiber: 0 grams
Sodium: 1 milligram

Recipes courtesy of American Institute for Cancer Research

Related Links
Your Guide to Drinking Alcohol (MD Anderson)

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