A few weeks ago I got it in my head that I wanted orange juice, not so much the flavor of orange, just the color. It took two weeks of thumping and squeezing melons at the local mega mart type grocery store before something satisfied me enough to spend money on it.
Honestly I felt a bit like Goldie Locks poking melons.
The first week out they were too hard. Second week, the cantaloupes were so soft I shoved my finger straight through one. Finally, finally I found one worth taking home.
Cantaloupe Carrot Orange Juice
1 large naval orange
3/4 of a half a cantaloupe
Unless you have organic carrots peel them, and cut off the stem. Cut up cantaloupe removing the skin, as well as skim the orange leaving as much of the pith as possible. Juice all ingredients and serve over ice.
I know there is a lot of fuss about saving juice for later, it loses nutrients. Shoot me, I like to over juice and save it. I just can't find time to juice every morning and still make it to work on time. Granted fresh juice tastes much better, but juice is better than no juice.
The container you see the extra juice in is a Synergy Kombucha bottle and it filled up about halfway after filling a mason jar completely. While a lot of readers have shared their dislike for the "juicing for later" idea I really like the size of the Kombucha bottles for that purpose, in case you have some laying around that you need to use.
This turned out to be a really yummy refreshing juice, it reminded me of the fruit slushes a friend's dad from Central America use to make. It's a great summer drink, especially while melons are in season.
I can't wait to get my hands on a good watermelon to toss in the juicer.
What is your favorite summer drink?