How to make Homemade Orange Juice with one natural ingredient: Oranges! Naturally gluten-free and refined sugar-free. So easy and so worth making it yourself.
How to Make Homemade Orange Juice at home with just one simple, fresh and healthy ingredient: Oranges!
There are so many things I have to say about this delicious and fresh orange juice, but one thing is for sure . . .
It is so easy to make that I don’t understand why we don’t always make it this way!
Granted, peeling so many oranges can be a bit of a pain. I brought in R to help with the peeling since the orange juice was really more for him than for me. As we worked, Cooper sat at the foot of the counter, praying an orange peel would drop. That was pretty much how our Saturday morning went.
It was so cold and gloomy outside, my morning needed a little brightness. Winter tundra, my friends; the tundra is here and it can leave at any time. It’s cold, dark, and forcing me to sleep non-stop.
Alright, I’ll get out of my winter grumpiness mood and lighten up with some O.J.! That is really what we all need in our life, a little bit of make-believe sunshine in this winter tundra.
Sunshine in orange juice form… it’s literally happiness in a glass.
I’ve been juicing lately to recover after eating gluten a couple weeks back. It’s my foolproof way of consuming delicious vitamins and nutrients without eating ten pounds of vegetables.
I’ve concocted some delicious, nutrient packed juices that mask the taste of kale and have considered sharing them here.
Am I the only one who can’t find it in themselves to like kale? I try; I’ve tried so many times, but it’s just blah to me. It is so good for you though. Even putting it in a juice, 99.9% of the time I can taste it above everything else. That was the case, until I found a secret weapon to hide it: celery.
Total side rant: Back to this orange juice and how to make it at home.
It was only natural to use the juicer to make orange juice. Almost zero work, minus having to peel the skins off. It’s a small price to pay for this rich, perfectly naturally sweetened orange juice.
Throw them in the juicer and let it do the magic…
Sunshine in a Glass—Pure Magic.
Pair it with a weekend Breakfast of Champions meal like pancakes (or our family favorite, eggs with pan-seared potatoes) and you are 100% ready to tackle the rest of the day.
Would you guys be interested in a juicing series? Yea or Nay.
Personally, I’ve found juicing has done wonders for me, always getting my body back where it needs to be after accidentally consuming gluten or after a couple weeks of eating too many sweets. I feel less lethargic, more stable blood-sugar levels, and so on.
My chocolate loving spidey senses have been on high alert lately. Valentine’s Day is coming up and that means chocolate delicious treats are 100% on the horizon.
My future also holds plans to go see my new baby niece (which means bad eating and gluten poisoning in my future). Totally worth it though, to see baby Charlotte! She is about 3 months old now and I still haven’t had a chance to drive down to Tennessee to see her. So excited!
Plus, we are taking a day out of our travels to spend time in Louisville, Kentucky to check out the area.
We’ve decided that after R’s next deployment we will move down to southern Kentucky. We plan to rent an apartment in Louisville while looking for a house. So, we are scoping the area for apartments and to get an overall feel of what to expect.
If any fellow readers have any advice or places and areas to look at, I am ALL ears. 🙂
For now, I’ll be curling my fingers around this mug of orange sunshine, just waiting for the day we can live in the south instead of the winter tundra called Michigan.
A couple of thoughts. First, why peel? It is a lot of extra work and it eliminates the oils of the skin which adds depth to the taste of the juice. Second, why serve over ice? As the ice melts it simply waters down the juice which, without the oils from the skin, was weak to start with.
Hi Paul! It’s all about personal preference I guess, orange peels are great for zesting but I’ve found with the orange peel is rather bitter when juiced. I also serve it on ice as I prefer to have cold orange juice rather than room temperature. Again, that is a personal preference though and you are more than welcome to do otherwise.
Amy C says
Made it this weekend and it was delicious. Really easy and perfect to use up extra oranges I had.
So glad you enjoyed it Amy! 🙂
Thomas wall says
Tasted great. Can never go wrong with a good glass of OJ.
So glad you enjoyed it Thomas! 🙂
karen ann bacus says
it’s so easy and irresistible
I tried it and I’m glad I did it
Ronald Hauge says
The best way would be to make some fresh juice at home. This way you can not only have some tasty drink but can also get some fresh fruit pulp for further usage. Homemade orange drink is also amazing when it come to safety.
But I also had that to make orange juice u have to peel the oranges and boil it but I don’t know if it is true or false!!!