Making fresh squeezed orange juice without an electric juicer is a great way to reduce the sugar and calories that are typically added to store-bought beverages. This delicious beverage also helps you to get more vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, fiber, calcium, potassium, and citric acid in your diet.
To prepare your fruit, simply peel and chop the fruit to fit the juicer chute. You may want to add some water or orange juice just to cover the fruits so that they liquefy and blend easier.
Once you have prepared your oranges, place them in a blender and pulse a few times. Once you have a smooth puree, optionally strain it through a fine mesh strainer to remove any remaining pulp or seeds.
The pulp can be stored in an ice-cube tray for later use within smoothies, broths, or baked goods. It can also be composted.
If you have leftover orange juice, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to three days or freeze it to thaw at a later time. You can even make it into popsicles! Keep a few trays in the freezer so that you can always have orange juice on hand.