This orange pomegranate juice recipe is a harmonious blend of sweetness and tanginess from the two fruits.
In this recipe, we will show you two ways to make these fruit juices— with a juicer and with a cheesecloth. It takes more work with the cheesecloth, but in return, the juice will come out clearer and more appealing.
Since pomegranate juice is naturally sweet, we only added 3 grams of sugar per serving to balance the flavor. This translates to 12 calories, around 0.4%-0.5% of the daily amount of calories we recommend.
Most of the calories in this orange pomegranate juice recipe are from fruit sugar, accounting for 88% of the total calories. This is why homemade juice beats the kind sold in cans or bottles; you know exactly what’s in it.
Antioxidants like vitamin C in oranges, or polyphenols in pomegranate seeds can reduce the effects of oxidative stress. Specifically, they can improve your skin condition and slow down the aging process.For more juice recipes that are packed with vitamin C, check out our easy orange juice recipes here.
2. Does Orange Pomegranate Juice Clean Arteries?
“It does” would be a bold claim to make. However, pomegranate juice does have positive effects on the arteries.
For starters, antioxidants in oranges and pomegranates can help protect the artery walls against radical damage, enhancing their durability.
Furthermore, vitamin C specifically is found to lower the rate of LDL oxidation, the main cause of artery plaque formation. Regular and sufficient intake of vitamin C is therefore linked to plaque removal.
However, vitamin C is not the cure for atherosclerosis or related diseases. It is strongly recommended to adopt a healthy lifestyle, rather than develop the preventable disease.
How to Make Orange Pomegranate Juice
Here is our step-by-step orange pomegranate juice recipe:
1. How to Juice Pomegranate and Orange
To juice an orange, slice it in half and squeeze the juice out into a large bowl. If you have an orange juicer, things will be easier.
Juicing pomegranate seeds with a juicer is really straightforward. Simply place fruits in the machine, press the button, and collect the juice.
However, your juicer will also extract the impurities in the pomegranate seeds, leaving you with a cloudy batch of juice.
To get clear, gorgeous juice, you will need a large piece of cheesecloth. Place pomegranate seeds in it, grab the corners, and twist to extract the clear juice.
It may take more time and strength, but the results are really rewarding.
For more healthy pomegranate drinks to put into your collection, check out this article.
2. Steps to Make This Juice
Setting up, twist and wring: Place a piece of cheesecloth on a sieve over a medium bowl. Add a handful of pomegranate seeds onto the cheesecloth, grab it by the corners, and start wringing. The juice coming out should be very clear.
Mix: Add pomegranate juice and orange juice to a large pitcher and stir in sugar.
Serve: Pour the juice into serving glasses and decorate with mint leaves. Add ice and serve.
And that is it! Clean your cheesecloth with warm water and save it for next time. Meanwhile, enjoy your beautiful glass of juice and maybe brag to your friends about your stunning, non-synthetic beverage.
What Fruit Goes Well with Pomegranate?
Often, pomegranate juice is drunk as-is, with or without a little sugar. Mixing the juice with another ingredient is a nice idea, but that ingredient needs to be selected carefully.
Since pomegranate has a light fragrance, we don’t want any addition to overpower it. Fruits with mild, light scents like berries and citruses are recommended.
You can also try coconut water and pomegranate juice. They taste great on their own and even more wonderful together.
Besides fruits, you can reduce pomegranate juice with sugar to get a thick sauce, then serve it with soda. It makes a tasty soft drink, but is made with 50% natural ingredients.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Lizzie Streit is a Minneapolis-based dietitian and founder of It’s a Veg World After All. She completed her MS in Human Nutrition from Drexel University, and is an expert in culinary nutrition, recipe development, and nutrition communications. Lizzie’s philosophy is centered around making nutrition recommendations, and especially the advice to eat more vegetables, approachable and realistic. She is excited to be working with the team at Healthy Recipes 101 to ensure that their recipes are both nutritious and delicious.
Orange Pomegranate Juice Recipe
Great! Very simple and nutritious juice.
Thanks for clearing my doubts about mixing juices of Pomegranate and Oranges.