The benefits of oranges are outstanding, so they really pack a punch. The vitamin C content is a huge boost to your immune system, they’re vital to collagen production so great for your skin, and the fiber content may help lower cholesterol. The vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and choline are good for your heart. Potassium is an electrolyte mineral which is vital for allowing electricity to flow through your body – hence it helps keep that ticker ticking! The high fiber can lower blood sugar levels and keep you full longer. And, because of the rich amount of vitamin A, oranges are good for your eyes.
This juice doesn’t stop at just oranges, though! How about some carrots? Being so rich in vitamin A, they are a boost to your eye health and can improve your skin health. The beta-carotene can slow down aging. The carotenoids are associated with lowering your risk of heart attacks.
But wait, there’s more! When I cut up pineapple I always save the core. When I make this juice, I am always sure to throw in a core for added sweetness and the benefits of the nutrients found in the core of the pineapple. There is a high concentration of bromelain found in the core which is shown to drastically reduce pain and inflammation. Pineapples are also high in vitamin C, too, by the way.
The oranges and pineapple give this orange juice it sweetness while the carrots cut the tang and add the deep orange color. But don’t worry if you don’t like carrots. You don’t taste them one bit. Unless of course, you add more, in case you DO love carrots! That’s the beauty of making juice. You can make it to fit YOUR tastes.
This is how I make mine.
2 navel oranges
1-2 pineapple cores
3 medium carrots (if you are using cut baby carrots use 2 handfuls)
- Put it all down the chute of your juicer and juice away!