FRESH ORANGE JUICE RECIPE
Required Kitchen Equipment
Step 1: For the first part of this step you will need to set up your centrifugal juicer on a dry and level surface. It's always best to assemble and set up the device when it's unplugged. If your juicer has been stored away for a lengthy period of time then it's highly recommended that you wipe the parts down with a lightly damp cloth. Dust in the machine will ruin the delicious flavor of your juice.
Step 2: Wash and rinse your ripe oranges under cool running water. Organic all natural produce spray is a great way to remove any harmful water resistant residue on the orange peel, so do be sure and consider that as an extra cleaning option.
Step 3: Regardless of whether or not your oranges are organic, you definitely will want to remove the outer orange peel before juicing them. The natural oils within the peel will ruin the flavor of your beverage if juiced, in addition to giving you a bad stomach ache. Once your oranges are peeled, break them into pieces small enough that they can easily fit in your juicer's feeder.
Step 4: Turn on your juicer and begin feeding your peeled orange pieces through it. I always avoid pressing down on the produce pusher too hard, as this puts unnecessary strain on the appliance's engine. If the 3 oranges do not yield 8 to 12 ounces of fluid, then run additional oranges through the machine until you have reached that single serving amount.
Step 5: Using a mixing spoon, rapidly stir your orange juice to make sure that the flavor and consistency is even. If there is any foam on top of the juice then carefully discard it without wasting any of the liquid. The fresh made orange juice tastes amazing plain or poured over crushed ice.
Storage: Fresh homemade orange juice will keep for roughly 24 to 48 hours. Store the juice in the refrigerator in an airtight sealable container. I like to use glass juice jars with plastic screw on lids, as they're easy to clean and very durable.
Health Benefits: One of the best sources of vitamin C on the planet is fresh made orange juice. Recent studies have shown that a diet rich in vitamin C is not only helpful in strengthening the overall immune system, but it can also lower your risk of developing cancer and heart disease.
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