I really wanted to call this "Halloween Juice," because it's so awesomely vibrantly orange & halloween-y!
But logic took over, and I decided to call it "Orange Energizing Juice."
Because juice is awesome.
Whenever I drink fresh juice my body just giggles with happiness.
For this recipe, you really do need a juicer (not a blender).
While I love high-powered blenders (like Vitamix) for smoothies, I like to change it up and also make fresh juices from time to time.
I use a Champion Juicer:
Which I really love. It's super heavy duty & can make juice out of pretty much anything!
It can also make delicious sorbets & nut butters if you use the blank screen instead of the juicing screen.
It's a serious piece of equipment, but totally worth it if you're into juicing. You can save so much money by making your own juice instead of purchasing them from pricey juice bars!
Here's what went into my juice:
Lots of orange, as promised!
You simply assemble the juicer, turn it on, and feed the items through. The fresh juice comes out of the bottom, and the pulp comes out of the tube.
You can feed most fruits & vegetables through whole, but it's a good idea to peel citrus fruits first. Otherwise, the rind will clog the juice screen & you'll get less juice. The rind also tends to impart a bitter flavor that you probably don't want!
Is it okay if I call this juice beautiful??
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- 5 large organic carrots
- 2 organic oranges, peeled & cut to fit into juicer
- 1 organic lemon, peeled & cut to fit into juicer
- 1 inch chunk of fresh ginger, peeled
- 2 cameo, honey crisp, or fuji apples, cut to fit into juicer
- Assemble & turn on your juicer. Feed the fruits & vegetables through, alternating between soft items (oranges & lemons) and firmer items (carrots, apple, ginger).
- Catch the juice underneath & enjoy right away or store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. (I like to enjoy mine with a few ice cubes to make it extra refreshing).
- Discard the pulp, or repurpose it in other recipes.