Happy National Orange Juice Day!
Did you know, today 5/4 is the day to enjoy our favorite fruit juice, orange juice!
Orange juice is one of the most popular juice flavors around the world. Especially in the US, if you stand up in front of the fruit juice section, orange juice is lined up like the great wall of China. The remarkable point to check is even if we say “orange juice”, there are various types of orange juice like the one with calcium added, Vitamin D added, with/without pulp…I remember when I first came to the US, it took me more than 10 min to choose just a carton because I had no idea which one is the best for me.
As long as they are hugely available at the store with an image of the glass to have for breakfast, you bet orange juice is #1, right? But if we take a closer look into the research, the fact is going in the opposite direction.
According to the USDA, orange juice sales have been declining for decades. Even though breakfast images can’t be completed without a glass of orange juice, people don’t drink them that much. Since COVID-19 pandemic, people restarted to drink them again, hoping to boost immune system, (Source:Retail orange juice sales rise during pandemic to highest levels in 5 years) so isn’t it the time to make orange juice at home?
Thanks to the oranges being already yummy, we don’t need to add anything to make it fancy. You’ll just need a couple of fresh oranges and hard-working blender:D
Ready? Let’s cook!
Homemade Orange Juice
- 2 large navel oranges – peeled, trimmed
- ½ cup water
Bring orange and water in a blender. When they are mixed well, transfer them to a glass. Cheers!
- If you like it 100% juice, grab some more oranges and squeeze them after using the blender. Use cheese clothes if you like smooth texture.
- My recipe doesn’t add sugar to the juice, but if you still think it’s too sweet, water it down. I used ½ cups of water but adjust it according to your preference.
Mmm, so sweet, tangy yummy! Trimming oranges is a little work to do, but you’ll get a great reward pretty soon!
By the way, as I’m getting level up(I mean particularly about age) 100% juice is too sweet. When I was a kid, my grandma watered it down for hers and I was like “omg, she is ruining her juice!” but now I can see what she meant…Will there be a day that I feel water is too sweet?:P
<Other Recipes to Enjoy Oranges>
Make some boozy brownie! Screwdriver Brownie
Make some Chinese main dishes! Crispy Orange Cauliflower
Yes, I know you’ll get peels as leftover, so transform them to snack! Orange Peel
Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)