Fresh Cherry, Orange, Carrot, and Cucumber Juice

Most of the fresh juice that I drink is a mixture of "leftovers". When my greens or fruit are looking tired I throw them in the juicer with any base ingredients that are on hand (oranges, carrots, apples, etc.) Sometimes these experiments are a stroke of flavor genius and other times I choke the stuff down in the name of health.

The juice I made this morning was pretty tasty so I figured it was worth a quick post. Will I be able to get Rob to try this? Perhaps ... if I bribe him with pizza for dinner.


Being that I'm new to the world of cherries, I asked The Google for advice on how to pick and store the fruit. That post is here along with the usual useless facts.

Weight measurements are included since my three carrots may be the equivalent of your single carrot. That being said, juice recipes aren't a science and I expect most people will tweak this to their liking.

I recommend refrigerating the oranges the night before since your carrots, cherries, and cucumber will (should) already be chillin'.


I did a good bit of research when we bought our juicer and found Breville to be the best brand overall. I've also heard the NutriBullet is a good product though I haven't used it myself. Links below.

  • Breville Juice Fountain Duo Dual Disk - This is the juicer that we have. It's an excellent machine that's very easy to clean, but I've only used the purée disk twice so I can't speak to how well it works. I do think the 5-speed (rather than 2-speed) is important since you want to get maximum extraction from the fruit and vegetables (i.e. you want dry pulp). For example, I used settings 2, 3, 4, and 5 for this recipe.
  • Breville Juice Fountain Multi-Speed - Our friends have this juicer and seem to be happy with it. It's a 5-speed like the Duo Dual Disk, the difference being that the bowl is plastic instead of stainless, the disk is stainless instead of titanium, and you don't get the purée disk.
  • NutriBullet 600 and NutriBullet 900 - I haven't used these, but my hunch is that the 900-Watt version is a better investment since it's more powerful. Some of the reviews on Amazon seem to confirm this.



  • 2 oranges, peeled and left whole (about 7 ounces after prep)
  • 3 carrots, peeled (about 7 ounces after prep)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups fresh cherries, pitted (about 7 ounces after prep)
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled (about 3.5 ounces after prep)


  • For easy cleaning, line your pulp basket with a produce bag from the store. Tighten the bag around the top by tying the loose plastic in a little knot. I also toss scraps (orange peel, etc.) into the bag to hold it down.
  • Juice, let the foam separate a little, and enjoy!
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