BLOOD ORANGE JUICE RECIPE
Required Kitchen Equipment
3 Large Peeled Blood Oranges
Step 1: For step one please take out your centrifugal juicer and place it on a dry and clean kitchen surface. Set up and assemble the device while it's unplugged. If the juicer has been stored away in your cupboard for a lengthy period of time then be sure to wipe it down with a lightly damp cloth, as you definitely do not want to have to taste dust in your fresh juice. Once the juicer is cleaned and fully assembled you can then plug it in.
Step 2: Wash and rinse your blood oranges under cold running tap water. Although you won't be juicing the orange peel, it's still recommended that you thoroughly clean the outside of the oranges to avoid any potential contamination. Before rinsing the oranges try spraying them with a 100% organic citrus acid based produce wash, as this will kill any bacteria that may be living in the porous peel.
Step 3: For this step please remove the peel from the blood oranges. You never want to juice an orange peel as it will ruin the flavor of your fresh beverage. Even if your oranges are organic you still absolutely do not want to juice the peel. Once your oranges are totally peeled, go ahead and break them into pieces that can easily fit within your juicer's feeder tube.
Step 4: Please turn on your juicer and start to feed the fresh and delicious blood oranges through it. When feeding your oranges through the machine it is always best not to press too hard, as this can put excess and unnecessary strain on the device's motor. Continue juicing until you have a full 8 to 12 ounces of liquid in your collection vessel. If three oranges does not yield the minimum single serving amount then juice more than the called for amount.
Step 5: Take out a small mixing spoon and then vigorously stir your finished juice until it's completely even and consistent. If any foam has collected on top of the juice then simply skim it off and discard it. When serving your finished blood orange juice you can either drink it plain or with crushed or cubed ice.
Storage: Your fresh homemade blood orange juice will stay fresh for 24 to 48 hours. Keep the juice in a sealable vessel and store it within your refrigerator. I prefer to use glass juice jars with plastic lids for storing the delicious beverage.
Health Benefits: Blood orange juice is ultra healthy for you. Recent research has shown that the juice contains a high amount of anthocyanins which prevent cancer from forming. The beverage also contains slightly more vitamin C than regular orange juice. Additionally blood orange juice contains calcium, potassium, copper, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin A, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus. One glass of blood orange juice every couple of days is proven to lower bad cholesterol levels and cancer risks.
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