This homemade orange juice with a blender, a refreshing orange juice plus made in minutes with a splash of grapefruit juice, and fresh thyme. This is the best way how to make orange juice without a bitter taste.
Homemade orange juice with a blender is easy to make and fresh in flavor. Adding grapefruit juice gives it a boost, and the thyme sprig provides a lovely herbal touch.
Why You'll Love This
Homemade orange juice with a blender has a fresher flavor than store bought. Commercial orange juice is made from oranges that are not peeled, just crushed, making the flavor more bitter because the white pith and peel are bitter. With my recipe, no peel or pith ends up in the juice and thus the resulting juice is sweeter.
Another benefit, you control all the ingredients, so you can add only wholesome fresh fruits, and avoid any preservatives, additives and salt that store-bought juices contain.
Oranges. Choose any type you have on hand, including navel, blood oranges, clementine or even mandarins. Seeded are fine since you'll be straining.
Grapefruit. Use just a few sections to add a wonderfully tart yet fresh touch to your orange juice.
Thyme. Fresh is necessary, and used only to serve the glass with a fresh sprig.
See the recipe card at the bottom for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Step by Step Instructions
For more detail, visit the complete and printable recipe at the bottom of this post, but here are general steps.
Step 1: Prepare the oranges, peel and separate the sections. Peel off the white strings. Do the same with the grapefruit.
Step 2: Place the ingredients into a blender.
Step 3: Process the ingredients in the blender for about 1 minutes to be sure all ingredients were broken down.
Step 4: Pour the drink through a fine mesh strainer. Reserve the liquid as your juice. Save the pulp in ice cube trays.
To increase the amount of juice per orange and grapefruit, microwave each orange about 15 seconds, then roll them on the counter beneath the heel of her hand.
You'll be peeling the grapefruit and using only a few sections, so be prepared to refrigerate the rest of the grapefruit and enjoy in cereal or yogurt. Or use a quality organic grapefruit juice not from concentrate.
The orange juice is best enjoyed right away for potent nutritional power, but it can be refrigerated for 24 hours. Chilling with the fresh thyme in the juice will impart a delicate herbal flavor.
For long term storage, freeze the juice in ice cube trays to be thawed as needed.
Yes, orange juice is good for you, full of vitamin C, fiber, calcium, potassium citric acid and more. Add in grapefruit juice, and double the nutrition.
Any orange that is juicy works, such as navel, blood orange, clementines, mandarins.
After straining, the orange pulp can be frozen in ice cube trays and added to smoothies or soups for extra vitamin C and fiber.
You can make this juice in a juicer, just add the ingredients to the juicer shoot and process it.
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Homemade Orange Juice with a Blender
- 4 oranges, peeled
- ¼ cup grapefruit sections or not-from-concentrate juice
- 2 thyme sprigs, fresh
- pinch salt
- Microwave the oranges one at a time for 15 seconds. Peel them and add to a blender.
- Either peel a grapefruit and add 2 sections to a blender, or use ½ cup grapefruit juice.
- Blend the juice for 1 minute.
- Pour the juice through a fine mesh strainer, and collect the liquid as your juice.
- Refrigerate the pulp in ice cube trays to add to smoothies and soups.
- Enjoy the juice right away for optimum nutrition.