Here is why you do NOT need to add water when you grind oranges in the Nutribullet.

If you peel oranges (seedless) and load them in sections into your Nutribullet, you will not have to add water unless you want a thin consistency that’s similar to what you’d buy in a carton.

But outside of a texture preference, you’ll find that there is no need to add water to the oranges for the Nutribullet to pulverize.

Oranges contain enough natural juice and water that this is already built in.

Just make sure not to pack the sections too tightly, Just drop them in there and let them fill up to the line naturally.

I’ve never put an un-sectioned orange into the Nutribullet. I cut the already-peeled fruit into quarters so that I can further scrape off the whitish thick stuff that’s between the rind and the fruit.

Scraping the fruit down to as “clean” as possible is not necessary, but right now, I’m not ready to include all that white stuff in my drink.

If you pull an orange apart, you’ll see that running down its center is a cord of this white stuff.

I just don’t like it in my juice. So with quarter sections, I’m able to cut it out more easily.

The end result is a juice that’s lighter in color than typical store-bought orange juice, kind of like a pale orange or an orange-whitish, and it has the consistency of a milkshake.

Your kids will love this and think they’re getting a treat or a reward.

They don’t have to know that it’s loaded with fiber, pulp and natural enzymes.

In store-bought juice, whether it’s in a carton, bottle or frozen in a can, the product is pasteurized before it gets packaged.

Pasteurization kills enzymes—and enzymes are very health-giving.

Among their benefits is that of aiding the digestive process and de-stressing the GI tract.

So in summary, no water is necessary for “juicing” oranges in your Nutribullet.

I just recommend that you chill the peeled sections in the freezer for 20-30 minutes before pulverizing them, as this will give the finished product the same kind of inviting chill that a milkshake has.

Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.  



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