Orange Surprise- Apple, Carrot, Celery and Lime Juice

I almost called this drink Orange Dream Juice (it reminded one tester of an Orange Dreamsicle) but settled instead on Orange Surprise.  What’s the surprise you ask?  Well, it’s that there aren’t actually any oranges in the juice.

The apples provide a base that’s nice and sweet, the carrots provide the vibrant color, celery adds a hint of saltiness and the limes add a bit of pucker.  Although most juicers don’t work very well with citrus (you need a separate citrus press if you want maximum yield), I’ve found that little calamansi limes work great.  You don’t even need to peel them- the juice is extracted easily and you get flavor from the zest as well.  This is one of the easiest juice combinations I’ve made so far and is also one of the tastiest… it’s become my standard morning treat.


Orange Surprise- Apple, Carrot, Celery and Lime Juice

Yield: 1 serving


* 2 apples, washed and quartered
* 2 medium carrots, washed, tops removed and cut into large pieces
* 1 stalk celery, washed and cut into several pieces
* 4-5 calamansi limes, washed


Process the apples, carrots, celery and lime through a juicer. Serve immediately over ice.

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6 Responses to “Orange Surprise- Apple, Carrot, Celery and Lime Juice”

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    Gina — April 10, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Orange Surprise looks delicious!


    • CATE — April 11th, 2012 @ 8:53 am

      Thanks Gina :)


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    julie — March 27, 2013 at 3:01 am

    Definitely worth a try. I have two calamansi trees brimming with fruits right now and aside from squeezing the juice for iced tea, this is a better alternative.

    Bookmarking now, thank you!


    • Cate — March 27th, 2013 @ 7:33 am

      Ugh… I’m so jealous you have not one, but two trees! I can never get enough calamari limes… I seriously add them to just abut every juice I make. They add such a brightness and touch of acidity. Hope you like the juice :)


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    damsel — December 19, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    When do you drink it? before or after meals and how many times a day?


    • Cate — December 22nd, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

      Any time you like it! Although lots of people say you should drink fruit juices on an empty stomach.


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