Simple and Fresh Orange Juice With Ginger

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Fresh orange juice combined with ginger makes for a sweet and spicy, delicious flavor-filled, healthful juice that can be made at home. Make this with a juicer or blender in minutes – for a wonderful morning pick-me-up!

Orange ginger juice in a mason jar

You may already know that I’m slightly ginger juice obsessed. In fact, I have a whole ginger juice recipe post dedicated to this fiery, flavorful, health-packed ingredient. However, it’s probably not a surprise to many that ginger juice definitely needs to be paired with other ingredients in order to mellow its fiery zingy heat. That’s where homemade orange juice comes into the picture.

Orange juice in a mason jar and a small glass with ginger juice

While it can be a little more costly (for those that don’t have a source of cheap/free oranges) to make homemade orange juice, it’s become a favorite in my juice rotation. Especially since one orange yields so much juice, it’s not that expensive at all. I used to regularly buy freshly squeezed orange juice at local cafes, so actually making a glass of orange juice at home is MUCH cheaper (and even tastier in my opinion – though that’s probably psychological!).

Oranges and ginger on a flat surface

When comparing the fresh juice to store-bought cartons of juice – well, there’s no contest. Not only is the flavor lightyears ahead in quality, but there’s no worrying about pesky added sugars, preservatives, and since it’s not fresh many of the drinks are actually fortified with vitamins, as the natural vitamins will likely have degraded over time. Not to mention that you can choose the exact amount of ‘pulpy-ness’ that you like when making homemade orange juice – yay! And there are several methods for how to juice an orange!

To check out some of the health benefits of ginger juice, then check out my post for Lemon, Ginger and Cayenne Immunity Shots.

Oranges on a chopping board

When making orange juice at home, you also have the option of experimenting with different orange types. There are several available, with different varieties available seasonally. Some options include – navel oranges, Valencia, tangerines, clementines, etc. Luckily, not only is orange and ginger juice absolutely delicious, but it’s also packed with tons of health benefits too (to see a list of orange juice health benefits, click here).

The Step By Step instructions

With A Blender

Prepare the oranges by peeling them. Remove and discard the seeds and then add them to the blender. 

Then, prepare the ginger by peeling it and then add that to the blender too. Add a little bit of water to your machine (around 1/4 cup) and then blend into a juicy, pulpy consistency. 

Sieve the resulting pulpy juice through a sieve or nut milk bag, add a little natural sweetener if preferred (maple, agave,etc.), and enjoy it!

With A Juicer

To prepare the oranges, peel them first. You can optionally remove as much of the white pith as you can (as it can cause the juice to be more bitter), though I usually don’t bother. Separate the orange segments and then feed a few into your juicer chute at a time. 

Alternatively, you can also cut the oranges in two and juice them with a citrus juicer.

Juicing an orange on a citrus juicer

To prepare the ginger root, scrub it well to clean it (you can optionally peel it too- though if it’s organic, then this isn’t necessary). Chop it into pieces that fit your juicer chute (you probably only need the one piece) and then feed it through. 

Feeding ginger through a juicer

Mix the juice, add a little natural sweetener if preferred (maple, agave, etc.), and then enjoy it!

Orange juice in a mason jar and a small glass with ginger juice

What to do with the Pulp

Add the leftover pulp to smoothies or baked goods. Giner pulp, in particular, can be used to add to hot water for a quick ginger tea. 

You can also freeze the pulp into an ice-cube tray for later usage. Plus, for those that like pulpy juice, then you can always spoon some of the orange pulp back into the juice if preferred (extra fiber and nutrients – yay!)

Ginger leftover pulp in a hand

How To Serve

This juice is the perfect addition to any breakfast spread. Serve it alongside:

Just note that fruit juices are best consumed as part of a healthy diet – so that you’re still getting in all your daily protein, fiber carbs, etc. In particular, drinking orange juice can contain lots of natural sugar and spike blood sugar levels – so drink in moderation. 

A mason jar with orange juice and a glass straw

How To Store

Keep in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to 3 days. However, remember that the nutrients will deteriorate over time.

The juice is also freezer friendly for up to four months. Leave to thaw in the fridge overnight before using it. Alternatively, pop a couple of juice ice-cubes into smoothies and other drinks. 

It’s best to store the juice in a non-reactive container. The juice’s acidity can eat away at plastics and may react with metals and affect the flavor. For that reason, glass bottles and jars are my preferred option.

Recipe Notes

  • The exact variety of orange you use will affect the natural sweetness of the juice.
  • If you happen to get a batch that isn’t as sweet as you like, you can add a little natural sweetener, such as maple, honey, agave, or erythritol for a sugar-free option.
  • You can use a blender, electric, or manual orange juicer, or juicer machine to make homemade orange juice.
  • For chilled juice immediately, then you can leave the oranges in the fridge overnight before juicing. Alternatively, leave them in the freezer for 30 minutes before-hand.
  • Optional add-in: herbs like mint, basil, wheatgrass, etc. all work well with this ginger orange juice combo.

If you give this ginger and orange juice recipe a go, then let me know your thoughts and any questions in the comments. Also, feel free to tag me in your recreations @AlphaFoodie.

Simple and Fresh Orange Juice With Ginger

5 from 8 votes
By: Samira
Fresh orange juice combined with ginger makes for a sweet and spicy, delicious flavor-filled, healthful juice that can be made at home. Make this with a juicer or blender in minutes – for a wonderful morning pick-me-up!
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Cups

Equipment

Ingredients 
 

  • 2.5 pounds oranges about 8 medium-sized
  • 2.3 ounces ginger
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup (optional)

Instructions 

With A Blender

  • Prepare the oranges by peeling them. Remove and discard the seeds and then add them to the blender.
  • Prepare the ginger by peeling it and then add that to the blender too. Add a little bit of water to your machine (around 1/4 cup) and then blend into a juicy, pulpy consistency.
  • Sieve the resulting pulpy juice through a sieve or nut milk bag, add a little natural sweetener if preferred (maple, agave,etc.), and enjoy it!

With A Juicer

  • To prepare the oranges, peel them first. You can optionally remove as much of the white pith as you can (as it can cause the juice to be more bitter), though I usually don't bother. Separate the orange segments and then feed a few into your juicer chute at a time.
    Alternatively, juice the oranges with a citrus juicer.
  • To prepare the ginger root, scrub it well to clean it (you can optionally peel it too- though if it's organic, then this isn't necessary). Chop it into pieces that fit your juicer chute (you probably only need the one piece) and then feed it through.
  • Mix the juice, add a little natural sweetener if preferred (maple, agave,etc.), and then enjoy it!

What to do with the Pulp

  • The leftover pulp can be added to smoothies or baked goods. Giner pulp, in particular, can be used to add to hot water for a quick ginger tea.
    The pulp can also be frozen into an ice-cube tray for later usage. Plus, for those that like pulpy juice, then you can always spoon some of the orange pulp back into the juice if preferred (extra fiber and nutrients – yay!)

How To Store

  • Keep in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to 3 days. However, remember that the nutrients will deteriorate over time.
    The juice is also freezer friendly for up to four months. Leave to thaw in the fridge overnight before using. Alternatively, pop a couple of juice ice-cubes into smoothies and other drinks.
    It's best to store the juice in a non-reactive container. The juice's acidity can eat away at plastics and may react with metals and affect the flavor. For that reason, glass bottles and jars are my preferred option.

Video

Notes

  • The exact variety of orange you use will affect the natural sweetness of the juice.
  • If you happen to get a batch that isn’t as sweet as you like, you can add a little natural sweetener. Such as maple, honey agave, or erythritol for a sugar-free option.
  • You can use a blender, electric, or manual orange juicer, or juicer machine to make orange juice.
  • For chilled juice immediately, then you can leave the oranges in the fridge overnight before juicing. Alternatively, leave them in the freezer for 30 minutes before-hand.
  • Optional add-in: herbs like mint, basil, wheatgrass, etc. all work well with this ginger orange juice combo.
  • Juicing ginger yields about 70-80% of its weight so 2.3 ounces/65 gr yields about 1.6 ounces/50 ml. 
 
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: juice
Freezer friendly: 4 Months
Shelf life: 3 Days

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cup, Calories: 309kcal, Carbohydrates: 77g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 1162mg, Fiber: 14g, Sugar: 58g, Vitamin A: 1276IU, Vitamin C: 303mg, Calcium: 232mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    I need all the recipes for juicing. I’m about to start juicing for my health. I’m already a huge fan of ginger.