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How to make homemade orange juice in a blender

There is no need for an expensive juicer or citrus press to make this refreshing whole-fruit juice. While it is possible to use only oranges, we prefer to include tangerines and grapefruits.

Is orange juice healthy?

Oranges have several essential health benefits. Most individuals know that this fruit is rich in Vitamin C. One medium cup of orange juice provides nearly 100 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. However, it also contains Vitamin A, calcium, folate, and iron, among other vitamins and minerals.

Vitamin C aids immune system support, gum health, wound healing, and bone development (Source). Potassium reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and bone loss. Additionally, it helps regulate blood pressure and decreases the likelihood of kidney stones.

Folate is necessary for pregnant women because it reduces the risk of congenital disabilities, and orange juice is one of the best natural sources (source). Even better, orange juice is rich in antioxidants, which are excellent for combating harmful free radicals, preventing chronic diseases, and possessing anti-inflammatory properties. 

One of the few disadvantages of consuming orange juice (or large quantities of any fruit juice) is the presence of natural sugars. Because of this, I typically drink homemade orange juice once or twice weekly, freezing leftovers to add to smoothies or thaw later.


  • 2 pounds mixed citrus, such as oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • Ice


  1. Optionally, remove and discard the seeds from the oranges (this step is unnecessary if the juice will be strained).
  2. Orange segments should be added to a blender. If necessary, add a small amount of water to assist with blending (1/4 cup should suffice without diluting the mixture too much).
  3. Blend until the consistency is pulpy and juicy. Then strain the pulpy juice through a sieve or nut milk bag, or if you prefer orange juice with pulp (for additional nutrients), leave it as is.

How to store orange juice

For optimal nutrient absorption, freshly pressed orange juice should be consumed immediately. However, leftovers can be stored for up to three days in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator.

How to make homemade orange juice in a blender - FAQs

Yes, you use the whole orange with the skin and just blend everything! It’s so easy and proved to be a success. This recipe has more than 4 million views on our Youtube channel (as to this post’s publish date). It’s also one of our reader’s favourite recipes!

Both juicing and blending smoothies can offer several health benefits, since they can help you fit in more servings of healthy fruits and veggies every day. Both can help fight against heart disease by lowering your blood pressure and bad cholesterol.

Put the pieces of of apple, oranges, grapes and kiwi in the mixer and blend for 2 minutes. Add sugar if required and blend for one more minute. Take out the juice from the blender into the strainer and discard the rough particles of it. Your fresh, homemade juice is ready to serve.

Yes, you can make fresh juice in a blender in the comfort of your own home! And no, you don’t need a high speed, super expensive blender to do it, either. While I LOVE my Vitamix and use it daily, any blender will do. Plus, making juice in a blender is easy, cost-effective and doesn’t require a lot of clean up.

The peel is full of healthy minerals such as potassium and magnesium and vitamins B6, B2 and C. For maximum benefits, juice the entire fruit, including the skin. Wash the oranges thoroughly beneath running water to remove any dirt and harmful bacteria.

When blending orange parts into an orange juice you drink a whole orange. You would drink the exact same as when eating it. Only difference, you might consume a lot more oranges. However, when juicing an orange you take out the fibers.

To get the most nutritional bang for your buck, scientists say blending may beat juicing. At a time when Americans consume, on average, only about one serving of fruit and one serving of vegetables a day when we’re supposed to consume five to 13 servings, the appeal of juice and smoothies is pretty obvious.

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