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Do You Support Homemade Carrot Juice or a Bottled One From a Supermarket?
This isn’t the V8 carrot juice that’s been sitting on a shelf for who knows how long. This is fresh carrot juice that we created without the use of a juicer! Go us; we’re killing it today!
Unless, of course, you’re hip like that and have a juicer. BUT there is still hope for those of us who do not want to commit to purchasing a pricey juicer!
But first, let’s go through this carrot juice in further detail.
No, it’s not like you’re sipping a salad.
A few years back, I saw a recipe for juicing without a juicer from Minimalist Baker. To prepare her juice, she simply blended everything together in a blender and strained the liquid through a kitchen towel. Voila! We had fresh healthy juice that didn’t cost us any additional money or special equipment to produce!
Juice Made From Fresh Carrots
Fresh carrot juice that is refreshing and nutrient-dense that is simple to create! This recipe does not necessitate the use of an expensive juicer. You only need a blender, a towel, and a bowl! This carrot juice has a sweet and gingery flavor. It is high in vitamin A, beta carotene, and vitamin C, and it promotes digestion. So delicious! | gluten-free/vegan
Friends, guess what? It works like a charm!
I’m sure you’ll enjoy this fresh carrot juice, which just has three ingredients: oranges, carrots, and ginger (plus water). It simply takes around 15 minutes to prepare and serves two. It’s just the right amount of sweetness without being too sweet, and the ginger adds a great bite. It’s also fantastic for the summer because it’s refreshing and a terrific way to obtain a lot of vitamins!
What about smoothies, though? A smoothie, which is my favorite method to get a lot of veggies and fruits in, has all of the fiber from the fruits and vegetables. This is beneficial because it allows our bodies to digest the sugars in fruits and vegetables more slowly, keeping our blood levels constant. Plus, when I drink a smoothie, I feel fuller and more content.
To prepare a fresh vegetable juice, we remove all of the fiber. The advantage of drinking juice is that our bodies do not need to break down the fiber in order to absorb the nutrients. As a result, our systems absorb the vitamins and minerals in juice far faster than they do in smoothies. When drinking fresh carrot juice or any other juice, remember to drink it with a meal so that you consume the juice with fiber, fat, and protein to help slow down the absorption of the sugars.
- 4 to 5 oranges juice (about 1 cup)*
- 4 cup organic carrots, diced**
- 5 to 6 inches peeled and finely diced ginger (approximately 1/4 to 1/2 cup, depending on how gingery you want your juice)
- If necessary, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup cold filtered water.
- If using a juicer, squeeze all of the ingredients through the juicer. If you use a juicer, you may not need to juice your oranges, but you will most likely need to peel and quarter them.
- If using a blender, combine the fresh-squeezed orange juice and half of the carrots in a high-speed blender. Blend until all large lumps have been removed. Blend in the remaining carrots and ginger until no pieces remain, adding water as required to start the blender going. If you have a high-speed blender, you may be able to add all of the carrots and ginger at once. Doing half at a time works best for my medium-quality blender.
- Place a thin kitchen tea towel over a big fine-mesh strainer set over a large mixing basin to filter the juice. Gather all of the towel’s corners and squeeze out as much fluid as you can. Throw away the carrot pulp or use it in baking.
- Drink immediately after transferring the juice to a drinking glass. I prefer to add a few ice cubes to my juice to make it cool, but not too many so that it becomes watery. Refrigerate any remaining juice in an airtight jar for 12 to 24 hours. The vitamins and health advantages of the juice will degrade after 12 to 24 hours, so consume it as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Can we peel them if we want?
Ans: You certainly can peel them if you want to but I wouldn’t recommend it, there are a lot of nutrients held right below the skin of carrots and it just gets lost if you peel them.
The skin doesn’t affect the juice taste either and it still juices just fine even if you have a carrot with a particularly tough peel.
Q2:Can we add sugar to the Carrot Juice?
Ans: You can… But it will make it a lot less healthy if you do, it does sweeten up the taste after all but if you’re looking to improve the flavor then I’d recommend adding in sweeter fruits or your favorite fruits, but I talk about that a little more in the next question.
Q3: How can we make carrot juice taste better?
If you’re desperate you could add sugar as I said above but if you’re that desperate to improve flavor I’d make a different juice! What I’d do to improve the flavor is start adding more fruits, carrots have a bit of sweetness already but adding in more apples or berries can help improve the flavor but best go with your favorite fruits.
Q4:Can Lime Juice and Ginger Be Added to Carrot Juice?
Ans: Why yes they can! Ginger is a favorite of mine and goes really well with carrots, and while lime juice is more unusual if you want to add some you just go right ahead and do so.
To Wrap it All Up
Fresh carrot juice is high in vitamin A and beta carotene from carrots, vitamin C from oranges, and ginger, which aids digestion and inflammation – keep an eye on your eyes and immune system! 3 ingredients and one insanely powerful carrot juice! And we only used a blender, a towel, and a bowl! We’re awesome!