Orange juice recipe in a blender.
Make healthy orange juice in a blender.
Servings 2 servings (500 ml)
- 6 oranges choose a juicy variety like Valencia, Navel, Kennow
All other ingredients are optional, add after tasting.
- ½-1 cup water if/as needed to dilute fibers
- 1-2 tablespoon lemon juice if/as needed for sweet oranges
- 1-2 tablespoon sugar or honey if/as needed for tart oranges.
- 1 pinch salt helps cut down tartness
- 1 pinch black pepper freshly crushed
Wash and peel oranges. Make sure to remove as much white part as possible.
Cut the four sides of the oranges, leaving the center intact. Remove any seeds that are still embedded in the sides.
Transfer the orange sides to the blender, set aside.
Squeeze the juice from the centre too by squeezing it between the palms. Or alternatively, transfer all centre to a muslin cloth. Lift all four corner of the cloth into make bag. Squeeze the bag to remove the juice. Transfer this juice to the blender.
Now blend the juice for 2-3 minutes with interval until smooth. If your oranges are fibrous, you might need to add water to keep the fruit moving. (I didn't)
Do a taste test. If the juice is too fibrous, strain it. (I didn't.)
If you diluted juice too much by adding water while blending, adjust the taste by adding optional ingredients. ( I added only salt and pepper.)
Pour into a glass. Add a straw and serve chilled.
- Oranges: Try to select sweet and sour oranges that have thin skin and are juicy and not fibrous, like Kennow, Valencia, Navel, or Mandarin.
- Storage: Orange juice is best and sweeter when consumed fresh. You can store orange juice in the fridge for 2-3 days.
- Variations: You can add chopped ginger, turmeric, or other citrus fruits like sweet lime, grapefruit, or other orange varieties. Chopped apples and chopped carrots are also good options. You might need to strain the juice as all these ingredients are fibrous.