Orange cranberry juice is a very healthy drink to include in your day. Some may say “But it is so sugary with the 3 oranges” meaning the juice is full of carbohydrates. However, do you know that the brain needs 110-145 grams of glucose per day to function? Glucose in essence is broken down carbohydrates. Now, I do want my brain to function optimally, so I do include carbohydrates in my diet, and juicing is one of my favorite options. Why? Because, not only is my body getting the so-needed carbohydrates, but also vital vitamins and minerals from fresh fruit. Still on the fence about whether to try juicing? Read more in our juicing benefits article. If you are into blending, check out our article about the differences between juicing and blending. Wondering when is the best time of the day to drink this delicious juice? Check out our article about the best way and time to consume fruits.
Ingredients for Orange Cranberry Juice
This quick and easy orange cranberry juice is rich in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins such as Vitamins B, C, E, and K, calcium, folate, potassium, manganese, copper, and pantothenic acid. Just look at the over 280% Vitamin C properties of the juice. Remember, our human body cannot store Vitamin C so we need to replenish it every day. Here are couple more examples of pairing 2 ingredients together into a juice (with oranges):
Let’s be honest, would you eat just fresh cranberries? I can’t. But they are so nutrient! In addition to the carbs, they are rich in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins such as Vitamins C, E, and K, manganese, copper, and pantothenic acid. So worthwhile to include in one’s diet.
However, their taste is quite bitter. I even tried juicing only cranberries thinking I can manage it in a shot, but even the juice is quite sour. Usually, you will find dried cranberries and cranberry juice at the stores. Oh my, there is so much sugar in those products. I don’t dare to buy any of those. Plus, so many nutrients are lost in processing that I sometimes wonder if those products contain any natural nutrients as opposed to added ones. But I got the idea of pairing the cranberries with something sweet to make the taste better. Hence, I started combing the fresh cranberries with other sweeter fruits to tame the sourness. And that is how the orange cranberry juice was born. I always have oranges to juice at home, so by no surprise, I paired the cranberries with the orange. It does taste great and your body will love it too!
Since fresh cranberries are mainly harvested in the fall and in the US they are consumed primarily during Thanksgiving, I guess some households will have extra cranberries laying over the counters. What to do? Think no further and juice the cranberries before they go bad! You can also freeze them to preserve most of the nutrients. Below is a link to cranberries on Amazon. Unless you have Amazon fresh, it would be hard to order fresh cranberries on Amazon. But here is an example with frozen ones. They still have many nutrients preserved! For more ingredient options, click on the “Get Ingredients” button on our recipes and that will take you to several store options depending on where you live.
Oranges for Cranberry Orange Juice
I always have oranges at my house. Most often, I juice them for breakfast. I love freshly squeezed orange juice! So nutritious. In this orange cranberry juice, we paired the orange with cranberries. It is only 2 ingredient recipe that is super easy to make. Invest time in your health, it is so worth it in the end. Oranges are a great source of Vitamins C, and B, calcium, folate, copper, potassium, and pantothenic acid.
You will need a juicer to make this orange cranberry juice. My juicer is one of the best investments I have made for my kitchen. I use it almost every other day to make juice at home. Juicing has saved my life when it comes to hiding nutrients from vegetables and not tasty otherwise ingredients for my kids. Cranberries are an example of this. Unless paired with something, it is hard to consume just the cranberries. Many recipes out there include so much sugar that I have given up on trying any of them. Here, I just added oranges as a natural sweeter to reap all the cranberry nutrients!
Orange Cranberry Juice
- 2 cups cranberries fresh
- 3 oranges
- Wash your hands with soap and water. Check our article for more details on how to properly wash your hands.
- Gather all ingredients
- Wash 2 cups of cranberries and 3 oranges under running water
- Juice the 2 cups of cranberries and 3 oranges' pieces with a juicer
- I use fresh cranberries, however, if they are not in season you can use frozen
- If the juice is too sweet/strong for your taste, just dilute it with some plain water
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