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!
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.
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.