It’s no secret that orange juice is one of America’s all-time favorite beverages. And while oranges are packed full of vitamin C, thiamin, and other nutritional power players, many of the store-bought brands on the market are somewhat less than healthful. If you want to avoid the sugar and other additives common in these drinks, consider blending up our delicious Orange-less Orange Juice right in the comfort of your own home. Packed with beta-carotene containing carrots, this sweet-and-tart beverage has the bright orange color you and your children love without any of the extra sugar. With cucumbers for hydration and ginger for heart health, this is one juice that works overtime to keep you healthy. Try some today—your tastebuds will thank you.
Ready In: 5 minutes
1 piece ginger
Add 5 carrots, peeled and crudely chopped, to your blender or food processor.
Add 2 apples, crudely chopped but with the skin left in place.
Add 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped.
Add 1 piece of ginger, removing the skin first if desired.
Blend together all ingredients until they form a smooth juice. If contents of blender are too thick, add mineral water until desired consistency is achieved. You can also add ice to chill the juice prior to drinking.
Pour juice into a tall glass.
Carrots: a beta-carotene fix for immunity, skin, and eye health.
Apples: keep the doctor away with phytonutrients and antioxidants that may help prevent cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.
Cucumber: full of fiber and water that can help promote healthy digestion.
Ginger: adds an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant power punch!