Sweet Orange Juice Recipe
This simple juice recipe tastes delicious and best of all it it has many health benefits, especially for your digestive system.
Carrots help eliminate “crazy critters” or bad bacteria in the intestines that cause poor assimilation of nutrients. Carrots also help with indigestion and can stimulate the elimination of your bowels when feeling boated.
Ginger is also great for the digestive system. It is regarded as an excellent carminative (a substance that promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic (a substance that relaxes and soothes the intestinal
YUM! It is so easy to drink, sweet and smooth with a little spicy aftertaste from the ginger.
- 5 carrots (500g)
- 3 oranges
- 1 ginger piece, 2cm
Time: 5 mins
Qty: 600 ml
- Cut carrots once lengthwise to release the core
- Juice with skin on
- Note: If larger carrots are used cut lengthwise again, into quarters
- Thinly cut off the orange skin leaving as much white pith as possible
- Juice whole or cut in half if too big to fit into the wide chute
- Wash and dry
- Cut into thin pieces the size of your thumbnail leaving the skin on
Cold Press Juicing Method
Juice the oranges first.
They juice real easy just add them to the juicer one whole orange at a time.
Add the ginger next. You can put the entire amount in at once.
Finish by juicing the carrots.
Always go slow with carrots adding one long half at a time letting the juicer finish pressing each piece before adding more.
Tip: when buying carrots look for ones without cracks as this is an indication of dryness and less juice. Opt for the carrots in bunches, with their leafy green tops still attached. You can tell older carrots by the greens. If they are turning yellow they are drying out which means less juice.
Carrots are well known in juicing circles as the ‘anti-cancer kings’ of the vegetable world. They contain antioxidants including alpha-carotene, lutein, beta-carotene and lycopene to name a few. Beta-carotene is the main nutrients when it comes to its cancer preventing properties. The body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A. It is believed that beta-carotene can break down the protective mucous membrane around cancer cells.
Carrot juice is also an effective natural remedy for an ulcer in the stomach. When carrots are juiced, they’re higher in antiseptic phytochemical compounds that inhibit the growth of unfriendly microorganisms in the intestines.
Oranges help quench your thirst and moisten your lungs, letting the energy flow freely in the chest. They also have a wide variety of phytonutrient compounds like anthocyanins, citrus flavanones, and various polyphenols.
Oranges are full of lung-friendly antioxidants and packed with vitamin C which is well known for fighting infection and inflammation.
The whole food type of vitamin C, found in oranges, stimulates your body’s immune system into action so you can say goodbye to your cold and may even reduce the length of time you feel sick or even how seriously it develops.
Oranges destroy free radicals that cause signs of skin aging, scouring the intestine and flushing toxins from the body. Freshly squeezed orange juice is a predigested food. This allows for immediate absorption of all its abundant healing properties.
Ginger is one of the world’s oldest and most popular medicinal spices. It is known to greatly aid in digestion and assimilation and is widely regarded to help prevent colds, flu, motion sickness, and vertigo.
Ginger is like every's favourite Auntie (anti). Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-nausea, anti-bacterial.
Ginger will support your overall immune system, so is great to use during the winter months, to help fight off colds. Gingerols in ginger cause a rapid and noticeable widening of the blood vessel walls and in turn helps to enhance circulation and also lower blood pressure.
Ginger also has its own signature variety of vitamin C and helps bring the body out of a reactive state when you’re sick.
Kuvings Master Juice Chef
Gary is passionate about juicing and plant-based nutrition. He is certified in natural juice therapy and whole food plant-based nutrition. He enjoys teaching people about the preventative and restorative healing powers of drinking more raw juice and eating a whole food plant-based diet through his books and online courses.
Disclaimer: information contained in this post is for educational purposes only, sourced from various books and websites. If you do anything recommended without the supervision of a licensed medical doctor, you do so at your own risk. The author, Gary Dowse, does not dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for physical, emotional or medical problems without the advice of a physician, either directly or indirectly.