COCONUT ORANGE JUICE RECIPE
Required Kitchen Equipment
Step 1: For the very first step in the juice creation process you'll want to take out your centrifugal juicer. Place it on to a flat surface that is both clean and dry. While the appliance is unplugged proceed to assemble it. If the juicer components have any dust on them then wipe it away using a lightly dampened cloth. The taste of dust will ruin the fresh flavor of your juice blend, so it's really important to thoroughly clean the machine. Once you're completely done with the setup phase you can then plug the device in.
1 Large Young Thai Coconut
Step 2: For step two please thoroughly wash and rinse your oranges and young Thai coconut under cold running water. It's definitely worth using a 100% all natural fruit and vegetable wash, as it will ensure that your produce is totally clean and sterile. If you decide to use a produce spray then be sure to rinse it off after applying it. Obviously using a produce spray is completely optional.
Step 3: Now that your produce is fully sterile, proceed to remove the peels from the oranges. You never want to juice orange peels as the natural oils contained in them will give you a nasty stomach ache. Juicing an orange peel will also destroy the delicious flavor of your juice. Once your oranges have been peeled go ahead and break them into halves or thirds so that the pieces fit into your juicer's feeder mouth. You will also want to break open your young Thai coconut and then drain the coconut water into a separate glass. Be sure to screen out any debris from the coconut water.
Step 4: Turn on your electric juicer and begin gently pressing your oranges through the machine's feeder tube. When processing the fruit be sure not to press too hard, as this could break the juicer. With the orange juice and coconut water combined you'll want around 8 to 12 ounces of liquid, which is one serving. Continue juicing your ripe peeled oranges until you have enough juice to complete the recipe. You should only need 2 to 3 large oranges.
Step 5: Once you're done juicing your oranges, pour the coconut water into the orange juice. Again, make sure that the coconut water does not contain any debris or fibers from the coconut shell. Stir the coconut water and fresh homemade orange juice together until you have a completely even and consistent flavor and mouthfeel. The end volume of your juice serving should be a full 8 to 12 fluid ounces. Serve the coconut orange juice poured over crushed or cubed ice. A mint leaf also works great as a garnish for your glass of juice.
Storage: Your coconut orange juice will keep for 24 to 48 hours. To properly store the juice place it in a sealed container, preferably a glass juice jar. The juice will need to be kept in the refrigerator. I generally do not recommend drinking homemade juice that is older than 48 hours.
Health Benefits: The coconut water portion of this juice is extremely hydrating. Recent studies have shown that fresh coconut water is far more hydrating than any sports drinks. The orange juice portion of the beverage is absolutely loaded with calcium, vitamin C, and vitamin A, all of which will keep your immune system strong and healthy. Regular consumption of orange juice has also proven to reduce bad cholesterol levels and lower the risks for certain types of cancers.
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