Fresh-Squeezed Orange Juice

Orange Juice is a staple in many American households, who like to have it with breakfast, or drink it if they feel like they’re about to come down with a cold, (since oranges contain a lot of Vitamin C). There area few simple facts I want to address when it comes to orange juice:

  • orange juice has a lot of natural sugar!
  • Many times, store-bought orange juice will have additives, and the FDA doesn’t require companies to add them to the label.
  • Most oranges come from Brazil, not the United States. Simply Orange (a company that states on their label that their oranges come from USA, even writes on their website that their juice is made with a mix of oranges from Brazil and USA).
  • Most orange juices all taste the same because of an equation companies use that forces each bottle of juice to taste exactly the same
  • Many store-bought orange juice companies are owned by Monsanto.

Based on these facts, I prefer to make my own orange juice. That way I can still enjoy it, and it only takes 5 extra minutes to make.

Fresh-Squeezed Orange Juice
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Low tech homemade orange juice. All you need is a strainer!
Cuisine: Beverage
  • Oranges (I use 3 whole navel oranges per person)
  1. Gather your oranges and slice them.
  2. Squeeze the oranges over a strainer (to catch the pulp and the seeds) and into a bowl.
  3. Pour the juice into a glass and enjoy.


Voila!  It’s orange juice without hidden preservatives: simple, quick, and healthy.

About the Author:

A native Texan who, after being diagnosed with food allergies and Celiac Disease in her mid-twenties, wanted to help others who drastically had to change their diets later in life. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, where she operates Mary Lee Kitchen.

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