You don’t need a juicer to make this juice – they’re expensive and difficult to clean – I just use a standard blender and a sieve to make all manner of juices! This one was a use-up for some oranges that were past their best in the fruit bowl, but would have been wasteful to throw them away, so I decided to put them to good use instead. Mrs J declared that it was very similar to a high street branded orange, ginger and turmeric shot, and I just smiled and said thankyou. Good for blasting colds – which we seem to have in perpetuity in this household at the moment.

Made 4 glasses from 19p each. (This post is not sponsored; I provide links to the ingredients that I use so you can see how I calculate my recipe costs, and I may earn a small commission if you click the links or purchase any ingredients.)

 

6 small oranges, 67p (£1.35/600g growers selection sweetclems, Asda)

20g fresh ginger, 7p (45p/125g, fresh ginger, Asda)

1 tsp powdered turmeric, 2p (59p/45g, Asda)

 

First peel your oranges – don’t throw the peel away, I’m doing an experiment with it and if it’s successful I’ll post about it this afternoon! Halve them and pop them in the jug of your blender.

 

Slice the ginger, you don’t need to peel this, the skin is perfectly fine to use, and add to the oranges. Measure in the turmeric. Cover with 250ml cold water, then blend as smooth as possible.

 

Place a sieve or strainer over a jug and pour the orange juice into it to catch any ‘bits’. You can re-blend these with a splash of water to squeeze even more juice out of it if you like!

 

Serve over ice – fresh juice can be a little warmer than usual so you may want to chill it if you aren’t used to it. Drink within half an hour of making, and if the contents separate, give them a quick stir to re-combine.

 

Now, I’m off to play with my orange peel – I’ll keep you posted!

 

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