9 Amazing Carrot Juicing Recipes and Their Health Benefits

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Carrots are one of the most popular vegetables in the world. The orange-colored veggies also come in different shades of yellow, purple, white, and red. Carrots get their color from carotenoids, wherein beta carotene is an important one. They are natural antioxidants.

Carrots can be eaten in a number of ways. They can be cooked, eaten raw, or you can even try juicing carrots with a dependable carrot juicer. If drinking plain carrot juice sounds boring, feel free to refer to the carrot juice recipes below.

Carrots have a number of health benefits and should be a part of your daily diet in some form or another. They destroy free radicals in the body as they are excellent antioxidants. Carrots also heal skin infections and bruises. They are good for oral health and the eyes as they are rich in vitamin A. Carrots help improve cognitive function and and are known to decrease the risk of heart diseases and cancer. This is because they can lower the oxidative stress.

Carrots are best when eaten raw because of the high fiber content; however carrot juice also good, especially with an overall balanced diet. Although the fiber content of carrots decreases when they are blended and strained, juices are still recommended for ease of digestion, instant energy, and and an immunity boost among other benefits. Through carrot juice, we get a concentration of nutrients in a glass.

Carrot Juice Nutrition Facts

Carrot Juice Nutritional

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According to the SELF Nutrition Data web site, a cup of canned carrot juice (236 grams) contains 96 calories. It has 22 grams of carbs, two grams of protein, and 68 milligrams of sodium. It has 903% of the daily recommended value of vitamin A, 33% vitamin C, and six percent each of iron and calcium.

Carrot juice is loaded with vitamins and minerals per serving. It has 56.6 milligrams of calcium, 689 milligrams of potassium, 99.1 milligrams of phosphorous, and 68.4 milligrams of sodium. It also contains vitamin E and a good amount of omega-6 fatty acids (about 144 milligrams).

9 Carrot Juice Recipes 

These are the best carrot recipes we compiled. They are very tasty and easy-to-make.

Citrus Carrot Juice Recipe

Citrus Carrot Juice

Citrus Carrot Juice

Ingredients:

  • 4 carrots
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lemon

Directions

Wash the carrots, celery, oranges, and lemon.

Peel the oranges and carrots. Cut the carrots into small pieces.

Blend the orange, celery, and carrot pieces finely in a blender or a juicer. Squeeze some lemon juice in it. Serve chilled.

Jamaican Carrot Juice Recipe

This carrot juice recipe is different and requires cooking. We are sure you have never had this kind of carrot juice before.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can condensed milk
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg or cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 2 pounds baby carrots or chopped
  • 4 or more cups water
  • Rum (optional)

For a vegan recipe, use these vegan options:

  • Vegan condensed milk
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 can coconut milk

Directions

In a sauce pan, add the coconut milk and sugar and cook over medium heat for 35 minutes or more. Stir continuously to prevent it from sticking to the bottom.

After it thickens, remove and cool before using. Blend the carrots with three to four cups of water. Strain the carrot juice through a cheesecloth and discard the residue.

Put the carrot juice back into the blender to blend with the cooled coconut milk. Mix well and serve chilled.

Morning Energizer Recipe

This juice is made of carrots, kale, and spinach. Like carrots, kale and spinach are also a good source of vitamin A.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1 cucumber, halved
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 4 stalks of kale
  • 4 large carrots, halved

Directions

Wash all the ingredients. Put the spinach and kale in a juicer to extract the juice.

Then, add the carrots and cucumber and squeeze some lemon juice. Blend well. The juice is ready to serve.

Carrot Veggie Juice Recipe

Carrot Juice with Fresh Fruit

Ingredients:

  • 2 large carrots, halved
  • ½ small onion, halved
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 parsnip, halved
  • 1 orange, peeled and halved
  • Pinch of ground turmeric
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • ½ cup of cold water
  • Ice cubes

Directions

Wash all the veggies and the fruits. Put the carrots, onion, garlic, and parsnip in the juicer and then add the oranges.

Add in some turmeric, pepper, water, and ice cubes. Serve.

Carrot Punch Recipe

Ingredients:

  • ½ inch piece of ginger root
  • 2 passion fruits, seeds scooped out
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 3 large carrots, halved

Directions

Feed the carrots to the juicer. Then add the passion fruit, ginger, and lastly, the apples.

Pour over ice and carrot punch is ready to enjoy.

Tropical Envy Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber, halved
  • 1 cup of pineapple
  • 1 beetroot, halved
  • 3 celery stalks
  • ½ inch piece of ginger root
  • 3 parsley sprigs
  • 5 large carrots, halved

Directions

Wash the fruits and veggies. Squeeze the juices out of celery, carrots, ginger root, pineapple, cucumber, beetroot, and parsley by blending them in a juicer and strain.

Serve over ice and enjoy.

Carrot Cooler Recipe

This carrot juicing recipe requires only three ingredients and is a good drink for summer.

Ingredients:

  • ½ inch ginger
  • 4 large carrots, halved
  • 2 cups pineapple, cut in long strips

Directions

Wash the carrots, pineapple, and the ginger. Blend the carrots first, followed by the pineapple and ginger in a blender or a juicer.

Pour over ice and serve.

Skin-Purifying Juice Recipe

This carrot juice recipe includes carrots, spinach, celery, and lemon—all of which are beneficial to the skin. Celery juice is a good cleanser and has a good amount of silica which nourishes the skin.

Ingredients:

  • 5 large carrots, halved
  • 2 large celery stalks
  • ½ lemon
  • Handful of spinach

Directions

Wash the veggies and blend them starting with the carrots. After you squeeze the juice out of the veggies, add in some lemon juice and serve chilled.

Peachy Carrot Juice Recipe

This carrot juice recipe adds the benefits of peaches, sweet potatoes, and carrots.

Peachy Carrot JuiceIngredients:

  • 1 sweet potato, cut into 4 pieces
  • 3 peaches, pitted and halved
  • 3 large carrots, halved
  • ½-inch piece of ginger root

Directions

Wash the veggies and start with feeding the sweet potatoes into the juicer, followed by all the remaining ingredients.

Strain and serve over ice.


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Sources:

“Carrot Juice, canned Nutrition Facts & Calories,” SELF Nutrition Data web site; http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2757/2.

Georgiou, C., “Double Citrus Carrot Juice,” Reboot With Joe web site; http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/citrus-celery-carrot-juice-recipe/, last accessed February 3, 2017.