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 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 the Leftover
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.
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.
Emily Rogers is a California-based Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who specializes in Public Health Dietetics. She has had an eclectic career working as a health educator, nutrition counselor, recipe developer, clinical dietitian and outpatient dietitian. Emily is currently a full-time Public Health Nutritionist with the County of Orange where she teaches Nutrition Education and Community Nutrition courses.
Refreshing strawberry orange juice - bursting with tangy flavor!