If you’re searching for something different, our strawberry orange juice recipe is an excellent way to use these summer fruits.
This beverage retains the delicious orange juice taste. Moreover, the strawberries boost the orange notes, while the lime’s tangy punch prevents it from being overly sweet. A glass of this strawberry orange juice will kick start your morning routine and get you ready for a new day!
Is This Strawberry Orange Juice Recipe Healthy?
Being low in calories and rich in nutrients, we believe our strawberry orange juice recipe is healthy.
First, because of the mix of sweet strawberries and oranges, this beverage contains no extra sugar. This recipe calls for only 2 teaspoons of sugar per four servings. At 117 calories per serving, the drink is light enough to combine with any meal.
Second, strawberries and oranges provide a number of health advantages for the drink.
Strawberries are one of nature’s most popular and delectable fruits and a rich source of antioxidants. Potential advantages of strawberries include lowering the risk of heart disease, lowering blood pressure, enhancing brain function, and lowering the risk of cancer.
Oranges are abundant in antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin B6. Many sources show that consuming this citrus fruit may help strengthen the body’s immune system and may reduce the risk of heart disease and asthma.
To make this strawberry orange juice, you’ll need strawberries and oranges, along with sugar, lemon juice, and mint leaves.
- Strawberries: Use fresh, juicy strawberries in season for the most flavorful juice. We prefer organic strawberries to reduce exposure to pesticides.
- Although you may use perfectly ripe strawberries for juice, this recipe is a clever way to utilize that handful of slightly overripe ones. Just avoid any parts that are discolored or rotten.
- Oranges: Add a hint of acidity and enhance the juice’s sweetness. You’ll need 3 or 4 medium-sized oranges for this recipe.
- Sweetener: If the strawberries are not sufficiently sweet, you may add a sweetener of your choosing, such as maple syrup, honey, refined sugar, agave, etc.
- Lemon Juice: A squeeze of lemon adds a touch of brightness.
- Mint Leaves: It’s a simple add-in but it greatly enhances the drink’s refreshment. In addition to complementing the orange’s inherent taste, the herb balances out the drink’s flavor profile, making it more appealing.
Can Strawberries Be Used In a Juicer?
They can! However, strawberries are more difficult to juice than other fruits. Here are some suggestions for juicing strawberries effectively:
- Remove the leaves from the top of each strawberry.
- Gradually add strawberries to the juicer.
- Alternate between feeding strawberries and the remaining ingredients into the juicer. This will facilitate the strawberry juice’s passage through the juicer. In this recipe, you might want to feed a strawberry and then an orange into the juicer.
Storing and Freezing Strawberry Orange Juice
This fresh strawberry orange juice is best served immediately. However, leftover juice can be refrigerated for two days if placed in an airtight container. Stir briefly prior to serving.
To preserve the most flavor, juice can be frozen in a freezer-safe ziploc bag, ice cube trays, or popsicle molds for up to two months. Use them in slushies and smoothies, or thaw them and drink them as juice.
Strawberry Orange Juice Recipe
Once summer arrives and those delightful red fruits begin to appear in stores, this strawberry orange juice recipe will undoubtedly become your favorite thirst-quencher.
- prep TIME 10 mins
- total TIME 10 mins
- COURSE Beverage, Drinks
- CUISINE Global
- SERVINGS servings
- CALORIES 117 kcal
- 20 oz orange
- 10 oz strawberries
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 8 mint leaves
- 2 cups ice
Remove the strawberries' stems and cut the flesh into halves.
Peel the orange and separate the wedges.
Juice the fruits: Put 20 oz orange and 10 oz strawberries through a juicer and collect the juice into a container.
Combine all the ingredients: Add 2 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp lemon juice, and 1/2 cup water. Whisk the drink using a spoon until all the sugar is dissolved.
Serve the drink: Add 2 cups of ice to the juice. Pour the drink into serving glasses, garnish with mint leaves and serve.
Tuyet PhamChef, Culinary Consultant
Luna ReginaWriter, Author
Emily Rogers, MPH, RDNNutrition Reviewer
March 15, 2023 at 8:03 AMRefreshing strawberry orange juice - bursting with tangy flavor!