Required Kitchen Equipment
Step 1: Please take out your electric centrifugal juicer. Set up the juicer on a flat and dry surface. The juicer should be unplugged while this set up process is underway. I strongly recommend wiping down the juicer inside and out with a very lightly moistened kitchen towel, as the devices have a tendency to collect dust while stored away. Your beverage will be completely ruined by the flavor of dust. Once the machine is clean and fully assembled you can then proceed to plug it in to its power source.
Step 2: For this step you'll want to rinse your fresh oranges and kale under tap water. I like to apply a completely organic vegetable and fruit spray before rinsing the produce, however, this is strictly optional. When rinsing your kale be sure not to crush or smash it, and this will cause it to lose a portion of its juice content. You want the kale to be nice and crisp when juicing it.
Step 3: For this third step please peel all of your oranges. The orange peel has an extremely bitter oil within it that you definitely don't want ending up in your juice, so make sure not to juice it. Juiced orange peel can also upset your stomach in a bad way. Once you have peeled your oranges, you should break the fruit into pieces that are small enough to fit into your juicer's feeder opening.
Step 4: Please turn on your electric centrifugal juicer and begin processing your peeled oranges and fresh bunch of kale. When feeding the produce through the juicer it's really important to do so very gently, otherwise you can put unnecessary stress on the device's engine. Your end goal should be a juice yield of 8 to 12 fluid ounces, as that constitutes one serving. The moisture content within fruits and vegetables can widely vary, so juice more or less produce then the called for amount if you need to.
Step 5: As soon as you have a full serving of juice, you can go ahead and turn off the juicer. Next take out a spoon and vigorously stir the juice until it's even and consistent in color and flavor. I also would advise you to remove any foam that may have gathered at the top of the juice collection vessel.
Storage: In my experience this homemade kale orange juice will stay fresh for up to 24 to 48 hours. You must store the juice properly in a refrigerated airtight container, preferably a juice jar with a plastic lid. The citric acid within the orange juice is a natural defense against bacteria forming within it.
Health Benefits: With the orange and kale juice combined this beverage becomes a vitamin C and vitamin A powerhouse. A regular intake of vitamin C and vitamin A has proven to lower cancer and heart disease risks. Additionally this juice blend also contains plenty of vitamin K, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, thiamin, and riboflavin. To enjoy the benefits that this delicious juice blend can offer you should try to consume several servings per month.
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