DIY Squeezed Citrus Juice

citrus fruit juice

We’re in the middle of a brisk winter here in upstate NY. These past two days alone we’ve acquired 5 inches of snow! I love a warm cup of tea or coffee when the weather is like this but nothing beats a fresh cup of DIY Squeezed Citrus Juice

… like this blood orange, grapefruit, navel orange, lemon, lime concoction!

Sure, you could just pay for juice at the store, but why not make your own, straight from the fruit?

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Only three tools are required for this DIY Squeezed Citrus Juice – and the first two can be found at the Dollar Store!

  1. A Wire Mesh Strainer
  2. A Funnel
  3. A Citrus Juicer – I use this one
juicing tools

Pro tip on clean up: DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT, let the pulp wash away down the drain. It will clog your drain almost immediately.

The Squeeze

So here’s the squeeze: citrus’ can help us boost our immune system in the cold winter months! Their antioxidants combined with the good amount of fiber is reason enough to have a cup of citrus juice, BUT citrus’ also help in regulating blood glucose levels. Despite what internet fads will tell you, the fruit in sugar is nothing to fear. In general, fruit has far less sugar than sweetened foods.


Personally, this juice has never lasted more than two days in my house (which is a bummer cause making citrus juice does take a little bit of work but it’s delicious so I get it), but when poured in glass container that can be tightly sealed, it should stay fresh for 3-4 days.

Consuming oranges, limes, and lemons is a good way to protect yourself against gastric cancer, breast cancer, lung tumorigenesis, and colon cancer to name a few. How awesome is that?

Caroline Cote-Bergevin, One Green Planet, 2019
citrus fruit

DIY Citrus Juice

Make your own citrus juice at home to fight away any pesky colds this winter!
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Citrus Juice, DIY Juice
Servings: 8 8 oz. cups
Cost: $12


  • Mesh strainer
  • Citrus Juicer
  • A Jar or Carafe
  • Funnel


  • Blood Oranges
  • Navel Oranges
  • Grapefruits
  • Lemons
  • Limes


  • Slice your fruits in half, collecting the juice from each fruit by pressing it onto the juicer. Discard your fruit rinds in compost bin if applicable.
  • Once all fruits have been pressed, place the funnel inside the carafe, and the strainer on top of the funnel. Pour the juice through the strainer. When carafe is full, tightly close it. Drink immediately or refrigerate to make it cold. Store in fridge for 3-4 days.

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