ginger orange juice

by Kristina Sloggett

in daily juice,Gluten Free,recipes,Vegan

Ginger Orange Green Juice?

Today I have a VERY IMPORTANT revelation related to juicing!

Jason walks into the kitchen last night with a theory about the workings of our juicer, saying it would be more effective if I pushed the produce slowly. This way the centrifugal motion remains at a high speed, producing more juice (the harder you push the plunger the slower the blade and filter go ’round).

I gathered the same amount of produce for our evening juice – half a pineapple, several carrots and broccoli trees, celery and a cucumber.

I juiced everything s l o w l y and filled up the pitcher with less than usual – half the broccoli and cucumber were left over!

Jason said “wow – I feel like an engineer again!” ;)

Perhaps this is common knowledge, but if it isn’t I wanted to impart his wisdom so everyone could benefit! It really was a big difference.

This morning’s juice was simple to make and complex in flavors. The oranges I have right now are some of the best this season – vibrant and sunny!

ginger orange juice

serves one

2 oranges, peeled
1 large bunch kale
1 – inch piece ginger

Juice and try not to smile enjoy! 

Happy Friday!

{ 51 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 5, 2011 at 5:49 am

1 inch of ginger to just 2 oranges?
yes this will put some ZING!!! in your day :)


2 Holly @ The Runny Egg August 5, 2011 at 6:05 am

Those oranges look perfect — shape, color, everything!


3 katie @KatieDid August 5, 2011 at 6:17 am

Now if only you had a tip for finding a juicer that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg ;) I’m so jealous of your tasty looking combinations lately!!


4 Lisa August 6, 2011 at 9:02 am for refurbished ones less than $100 :)


5 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun August 5, 2011 at 7:19 am

I’m one of those who wouldn’t think about juicing slowly. Haha! Sometimes the most obvious things pass by me completely. And Jason sounds so much like Peter getting all excited about figuring that out. :)


6 spabettie August 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm

I wouldn’t think that either, Tina!! which is why I LOVE Jason’s brain… sometimes it’s a DUH kinda thing ;) we love those smart men, right? :D


7 janetha @ meals & moves August 5, 2011 at 8:58 am

You may have posted this before, but what kind of juicer do you guys have? You are the juicing woman, now! You should do a post of juice superlatives :) Tastiest, nastiest, quickest to make, most labor intensive, best for morning, best for night…


8 spabettie August 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm

we have a Breville like this one –> juice fountain and we love it! I’d love to get a heavy duty one someday, but this one is a really great one!


9 spabettie August 7, 2011 at 10:55 pm

oh, and actually – juice superlatives – I am thinking about a book. ;)


10 Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons August 5, 2011 at 10:34 am

def not common knowledge for me! I need a juicer first. then I get to try this theory out! hehe

orange and ginger? yes please!


11 Heather @ girlyeverafter August 5, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I love citrus and ginger together. I would have never thought about the s l o w movement for more juice!


12 Kath (My Funny Little Life) August 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Mmmm, I love all the ingredients in that one! :D


13 Kiran @ August 5, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I am out of kale! {sad face} That juice surely screams healthy and delicious :)


14 Pure2raw Twins August 5, 2011 at 4:14 pm

hand me over that juice! sounds delicious and more ginger the better for me! I can never have too much of it haha



15 spabettie August 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm

I agree, Lori! we both love our ginger too!


16 Stephanie@MyThornsHaveRoses August 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Yes! We tested the slow/fast theory! You’d be so proud…I juiced TWICE today! So.good.


17 spabettie August 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm

oh, I AM so very proud – YAY! could you tell if it made more juice with less? please say yes – I don’t want to think I’m crazy! :D


18 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) August 5, 2011 at 6:57 pm

If only I had a juicer, I’d run into the kitchen to try this out!


19 Roz@weightingfor50 August 5, 2011 at 7:02 pm

OOOH…orange and ginger? SOOOO good.


20 Eden August 5, 2011 at 8:58 pm

jason: come fix my…everything!
and please kill some spiders too for me.

PS, sorry kris, I’m still gagging at green juices. i know, i’ll die young with my processed cookie and a diet coke ;)


21 spabettie August 7, 2011 at 10:47 pm

well then I thank you for still coming by to say hello, friend!! XO


22 Shirley @ gfe August 6, 2011 at 4:33 am

YUM! Great discovery … pat Jason on the back! ;-)



23 eva @5fruitsNveggies August 6, 2011 at 8:07 am

yes, you did teach me something new…rather, i have heard that slow is better, but did not understand why…
i have my jack lalane but am now in the market for a masticator juicer as well…thinking an omega or huron


24 spabettie August 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I’ve been thinking of getting a second juicer too – looking at greenstar or omega. try going slower – it really does produce more!! :D


25 eva @5fruitsNveggies August 8, 2011 at 6:52 am

just let me know what you end up getting….i have been holding on until the fall, but need to get a matiscating juicer…i’ve heard great things about the greenstar–isn’t that one the cadillac of all masticators?


26 spabettie August 8, 2011 at 7:40 am

ha – the Cadillac! I believe that’s correct. ;) I will definitely let you know if we add another. if we keep juicing even half as much as we are right now, it would be a good thing to have! :)


27 Lisa August 6, 2011 at 9:04 am

I have a greenstar so it’s super duper slow naturally and my pulp comes out almost completely dry…but I never did figure out the slow/fast issue when I had a centrifugal! I will pass the tip onto my clients who have bought juicers though—that could save lots of money over time!


28 spabettie August 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm

I’ve been thinking about getting a greenstar – do you LOVE it? and yes, this really does make a huge difference (especially right now when I’m making 6-8 juices each day, for two of us!) ! I’m using less!


29 Kris | August 6, 2011 at 9:23 am

WOW!!! Ginger is going to add a little punch to a morning, I like it!!

Your juices always remind me of something you would find at a smoothie bar….or in hawaii…fun and spunky!!

Have a great day!


30 spabettie August 7, 2011 at 10:35 pm

we love the ginger around here! and Thank You, dear! I love coming up with tasty concoctions! :D


31 Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) August 6, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Cool discovery. Lovely juice. Thanks for sharing.


32 spabettie August 7, 2011 at 10:18 pm

thanks, Rivki! it really does work! :)


33 Autumn @ Good Eats Girl August 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Oh…this combination sounds amazing!


34 spabettie August 7, 2011 at 10:09 pm

thanks, Autumn! it was really good – might be breakfast again tomorrow! :)


35 Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons August 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm
36 spabettie August 7, 2011 at 10:08 pm

weeeee! I have one!! I actually bought it FROM HER !! I had her make me a custom one (HUGE!) and bright pink, of course… XXO


37 Tropical Eats August 7, 2011 at 6:45 pm

ive got giant hunks of ginger in my fridge and have no idea what to do with them.

wonder if this would work in a regular old blender???

definitely going to give it a whirl!


38 spabettie August 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm

it might work, but I would use VERY little ginger at first – it’s really strong and if it’s all staying in there blended, it will be potent! :) let me know how it goes! did you find out who Bill Bowerman is yet? :D


39 hihorosie August 9, 2011 at 10:25 am

smart boy! I do try to juice slowly just so as to be gentle with the juicer but not actually realizing I’d be getting more juice that way. Wow, genius! I’m going to have to try this concoction. We’ve got some kale to use. :)


40 spabettie August 9, 2011 at 11:58 am

yes, it’s good on the juicer too, just keeping things running smooth, I’m sure! I do think I’m getting quite a bit more juice than before. Enjoy this one – I love it!


41 amanda August 14, 2011 at 6:42 pm

can you tell me exactly how you juiced slowly i need to know so i can do it tomorrow lol


42 spabettie August 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I turned on the juicer to the highest speed, then I placed the vegetable in the chute and pushed down with the plunger VERY SLOW. you can listen to the motor – try to keep the motor sound at the same level, don’t let it “slow down” by pushing to fast.


43 Sal November 7, 2011 at 10:59 pm

this one is my favorite so far! we are loving our new juicer, and just had to tell you!! we printed many of your daily juice files and are feeling GREAT! thank you!


44 spabettie November 8, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Sal, I am so happy you are enjoying your juicing! Cheers to you!


45 shivani November 16, 2011 at 9:56 pm

can i replace kale with spinach????


46 spabettie November 16, 2011 at 9:57 pm

of course you can – it should taste great!


47 shivani November 16, 2011 at 9:59 pm

thanks!!!..will try it in a while then..:)


48 spabettie November 16, 2011 at 11:56 pm

enjoy Shivani!


49 Cameron February 29, 2012 at 2:25 am

this is such a great combo, thank you! (I had it was my breakfast today!!)


50 spabettie February 29, 2012 at 12:15 pm

one of our favorites too, Cameron! glad you found it!


51 caroll May 27, 2012 at 3:52 am

and this is one of my favorite juices recipes you made, drink several times a week!


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