Who else out here loves carrot juice? I know I’m not the only one. I grew up in Jamaica drinking carrot juice daily and even if I missed drinking every day during the week it was a staple for Sunday dinner. I honestly think that it has contributed to the glow of my skin and helps keep me looking younger. I’ve started to fix more carrot juice so that my son can drink it too and it’s toss up. He likes it sometimes and then sometimes he wants none of it. He loves to eat carrots by themselves or as part of steamed veggies. When I fix carrot juice I usually add ginger or a small amount of condensed milk for what I drink.
There are a lot of benefits to drinking carrot juice and how it can help keep us healthier. I’ve included some of the highlights and benefits below along with the recipe.
Some Highlights and Benefits of carrot juice.
1. Carrot juice is enriched with Vitamin A & C
2. It is a good source of antioxidants
3. Include it in your diet to improve your sight and strengthen immunity
It is not without reason that our elders always told us to load up on carrots. Of all of their health benefiting properties.
1. Vitamin A & C Booster
Vitamin A plays an important role in eyesight. Red-orange color foods such as carrots, pumpkins and melons contain a pigment known as beta-carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A when consumed by the body.
2. Boosts Immunity
Juicing carrots gives us its concentrated form with all its essential nutrients. Having a glass a day is said to work wonders in boosting immunity.
3. Get Your Antioxidant Fix
The carotenoids present in carrots also act as antioxidants, thereby fighting free radicals in your body and also slowing down the process of aging.
4. Heart Health
In order to maintain a healthy heart, it is essential to be physically active, get adequate amount of sleep and decrease your stress levels.
5.For Glowing Skin
The presence of antioxidants and essential minerals such as potassium contribute to preventing cell degradation, thereby keeping your skin healthy and young.
Maintaining Cholesterol and Blood Sugar. Carrot juice works as well in maintaining cholesterol and blood sugar levels, thanks to its potassium content. It is low in calories and sugar content and the essential vitamins and minerals.
Classic Carrot Apple Juice (2 Servings, 8fl Oz Each)
The super simple juice packed with lots of vitamin C, vitamin A, and other strong antioxidants. It’s also quite rich in sugar though, compared to other veggie juice (that’s why it’s so much tastier!). Consume with moderation if you want to lose weight.
6 medium carrots
1 inch ginger root
Wash the ingredients thoroughly. Peel, top and tail the carrots. Peel and cut off edges of ginger root. Cut carrots into small chunks or halves depending on the size of your juicer. My carrots were not thick so I added some full and some were cut in half. They need to be an easy fit with the feeding chute of your juicer. Place ginger in juicer in between the carrots being juiced.
Feed them all through the juicer. Use strainer or juicer bag to pour carrot juice from juicer. Use a spoon or a wand mixer to stir the juice well and enjoy with or without ice.
It’s best to drink carrot juice immediately after it is made to prevent oxidation and bacteria. You can also pour the carrot juice into an airtight jar and leave it in the refrigerator for a couple hours to chill before enjoying it. If made with a quality slow juicer, the juice can be stored in a fridge for up to 2-3 days.
The juicer that I am using is the Oster Juicer and it is just amazing. It’s easy to use, quick with juicing and a snap with cleaning up. I’ve linked it for you if you’re interested. I’ve also linked the juicer bags and wand for you.
Do you like carrot juice and do you juice at home?
All the best,