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Blended Vitamin C Citrus Juice


  • Author: Nyssa Tanner
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Blended Vitamin C Citrus Juice is an easy to make homemade whole fruit juice that is perfect for the Winter months when our immune systems need a little boost. Made with tangerines, lemon, lime, ginger, honey (optional), and even some turmeric (if that’s your jam!). A healthy juice with no juicer required that is rich in Vitamin C. Naturally sweetened, gluten free, paleo, and Whole30 friendly.


Ingredients

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  • 3 tangerines or 2 small oranges – peeled
  • 1 small lemon, peel cut away
  • 1 small lime, peel cut away (If you’re making this recipe without the honey, I recommend leaving out the lime to make it a little less sour)
  • 1 inch of ginger peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric, or 1/2 inch piece of peeled fresh turmeric
  • Pinch of real sea salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Honey, to taste (omit for Whole30)
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Instructions

Peel the tangerines or oranges, and cut the peel away from the lemon and lime. If you’re using a high speed blender like a Vitamix all the fruit can be kept whole. Otherwise, you may want to cut it into smaller pieces.

Peel and thinly slice the ginger, and gather the other ingredients.

Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend on high until smooth and no pieces of fruit or ginger remain.

Serve immediately or move to the refrigerator to store until ready to enjoy. Shake before pouring! 

Notes

If using turmeric, be careful not to spill the juice on any surfaces or materials that stain easily, as turmeric is known for leaving stubborn bright yellow stains. 

Because this juice is made with lots of whole citrus (including very tart lemons and limes) it is not the sweetest citrus juice. If you sweeten it with honey, that addition would make it no longer Whole30 friendly. If you’re making this recipe without the honey, I recommend leaving out the lime to make it a little less sour.

This Vitamin C juice will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, but the sooner you drink it the better! More fresh = more nutrients.

  • Category: drink
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: healthy

Keywords: juice, oranges, citrus, lemon, lime, vitamin c, immune boosting, winter, turmeric, anti-inflammatory, ginger