How to make fresh-squeezed orange juice at home using one of three methods. This sugar-free orange juice (with pulp or without) uses just one ingredient and is packed with healthy vitamins and wonderful alone or as part of a juice blend!
Prepare the oranges by first peeling them. Then, chop them into smaller parts to fit your juicer chute.
Feed a few into your juicer chute at a time- voila.
With A Blender
Peel the oranges and , optionally, remove and discard the seeds (if you're going to strain the juice then this isn't necessary).
Add the orange segments to a blender. You can add a little water to help them blend if needed (1/4 cup should be more than enough not to water it down too much).
Blend into a juicy, pulp consistency. Then sieve the resulting pulpy juice through a sieve or nut milk bag or alternatively if you like orange juice with pulp (for more nutrients too) then leave it as is.
With A Handheld Juicer
This probably doesn't need much of an explanation. If you have a lemon/orange juicer at home simply chop the fruit in half, place it over the juicer, press down, and squeeze while rotating back and forth to get as much juice out as possible.
For orange juice with pulp, just spoon some directly out from the remaining orange (after squeezing the juice out) and add to your glass.
What to do with any leftover pulp
Orange pulp can also be frozen into an ice-cube tray for later usage- within smoothies, broths, or baked goods. Alternatively, the pulp can be composted.
8 medium oranges weigh about 2.5 pounds/1.13 kg and will yield about 16 ounces/500 ml juice.
When using methods one or two, you can optionally spend time removing as much white pith from the orange as possible, to avoid bitterness. However, this isn't necessary and I often don't do this.
If you're using method three, then rolling the orange back and forth against a counter a few times can help to loosen up the juice- to get more out. You could also microwave the fruit shortly (for just 10-15 seconds), before rolling. Though, if you care about losing nutrients then feel free to avoid any heating.
For 'instant' chilled juice, leave the orange in the fridge overnight before juicing (or for 30 minutes in the freezer before juicing). You could also add ice though this will quickly water down the juice.
If you find a batch to be more bitter than you'd like, you can use a little natural sweetener in the juice. For sugar-free orange juice, you can use sugar-free sweeteners such as erythritol or monk fruit sweetener.