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Carrot Juice Recipe + Benefits Of Juicing Carrots

Looking for carrot juice recipes? Juicing carrots is pretty easy, especially if you make a 1 ingredient pure carrot juice. You will only need a good carrot juicer (or a blender) and a few pounds of carrots. Check out below the benefits of juicing carrots as well the best carrot juice blends for taste or for health improvement.

Make this fresh carrot juice recipe in a blender or if you have a juicer, pass the ingredients through your juicer and enjoy all the carrot juice benefits whenever you need an immune boost. Make a pure simple carrot juice or blend other vegetables (like this carrot and beetroot juice blend) or fruits for nutrient diversifications or taste enhancement.

Carrot Juice Benefits

Carrots with their high dietary value, rich in natural bioactive compounds, are already well recognized for their health benefits. 

It’s worth mentioning that the phytochemicals found in carrots have been proven to have substantial antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and immunomodulatory properties.

Best carrots for juicing (which carrots are most nutritious)?

The amount of these phytochemicals (nutrients) depend on several factors:

  • color differences (dark orange carrots contain 4 times more vitamin C than yellow, purple and orange carrots, while the purple carrots are packed with anthocyanins – anti-inflammatory antioxidants).
  • soil health, application of fertilizers (organic carrots contain more beneficial nutrients than conventional)
  • environmental conditions (growing in cool conditions results in a higher yield and quality of carrots).

What’s interesting is that even though carrots are a good source of beta-carotene, in order to get the full health benefits, you need an active enzyme to produce vitamin A. That’s why some people deficient in enzymes still might be deficient in vitamin A even though they consume a lot of carrots.

Juicing recipes with carrots: carrot juice in mixed in a blender.

Carrot Juice Benefits for Skin And Eyes

Studies have shown that carotenoids, an antioxidant found in carrots, is essential for normal tissue development and eyesight. Some carotenoids like Lutein (from yellow carrot) and its isomer, zeaxanthin, both accumulate in the center of the retina of the eye. They protect eyes from diseases by absorbing harmful blue light that enters the eye. Lutein is also the most dominant carotenoid in brain tissue and the predominant carotenoid in a developing brain, actually twice as much in kids brains than in adult brains. Therefore the intake of carotenoids is especially important during infancy when the retina and brain are continuously developing after birth.

The role of vitamin C and A (both present in carrots) have great importance for skin health and functions such as:

  • stimulating synthesis of epidermal proteins
  • collagen biosynthesis
  • protecting against UV radiation, photoaging
  • stimulating epidermal cell growth and regulation of exfoliation
  • stimulating collagen and elastin production
  • influencing skin thickness and skin color
  • reducing sebum and limits the development of pathogenesis of acne.

 Anti-carcinogenic Properties

The polyphenols present in carrots due to their antioxidant properties, possess anti-ageing properties, as well as anti-carcinogenic properties, by functioning as free-radical scavengers and cause apoptosis (death of cancerous cells). Additionally, these compounds contribute to the maintenance of normal blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Good For Heart

According to a 2011 study, drinking fresh squeezed carrot juice (~ 16 ounces – equivalent to one pound of fresh carrots) daily may protect the cardiovascular system by increasing total antioxidant status and reduce the cardiovascular risk markers. Moreover studies with humans and mice show the conversion of beta-carotene to vitamin A reduces “bad” cholesterol in the blood, thus beta-carotene from carrots can help protect against atherosclerosis development.

Carrot Juice Benefits During Pregnancy & Nursing

Researchers from Canada noticed that women with a higher serum concentrations of carotenoids have a a lower risk of premature birth.

Carrot intake can also improve maternal and breastmilk beta-carotene and vitamin A status. Both beta-carotene and carrot flavor are transmitted into breastmilk. The level of carotenoids play a significant role in the development of vision, lung function and nervous system of the fetus. If the vitamin A supply of the mother is inadequate (mother’s diet), her supply to the fetus will also be inadequate, as will later be her milk.

Unfortunately these insufficiencies cannot be compensated by postnatal supplementation. So make sure you get the recommended dose of Vitamin A via some carrot juice while still pregnant. Remember: food supplementing is much safer than pills.

How To Make Carrot Juice (2 Options):

Making fresh carrot juice at home requires a juicer or a blender, which ever you have available.

Carrot juicing - homemade carrot juice served in glass mugs.

Juicing Carrots With a Juicer

The best carrot juice is made in a juicer, it’s cold pressed (unless you use a centrifugal juicer) and not exposed to metal or heat (which contributes to oxidation).

Carrot juice recipe in a juicer:

  1. Prepare the carrots: scrub/clean the carrots well. Leave them unpeeled if you’re using organic carrots – the skin contains concentrated vitamin C and niacin. You can peel them if you’re using conventional carrots – the concentration of pesticides is higher in the peel.
  2. Chop the carrots to a size that fits your juicer and begin juicing according to the user’s manual.
  3. Enjoy the freshly juiced carrots within 30 minutes. If you can’t drink it right away, store in a glass airtight bottle in the fridge up to 24 hours.
How to make carrot juice with a juicer, and what's the best carrot juicer (best juicer for carrots).

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Best Juicer For Carrots

The best carrot juicer is a cold press slow masticating juicer. In the video I’m using a medium range priced juicer. It yields a good amount of juice and works great with hard veggies like carrots and beets. Plus is easy to assemble and clean unlike other juicers with mesh filter. I would say probably better than more expensive juicers like Omega.

Juicing carrots with a slow juicer produces a higher quality carrot juice in terms of flavor and nutrition when comparing to traditional centrifugal juicers. It uses a slow process of crushing the vegetables and squeezing the juice against a strainer. Juicing a carrot through a masticating juicer produces roughly 30% higher yield than centrifugal juicers plus less foaming and oxidation.

Blender Carrot Juice Recipe

For those who don’t want to make a commitment to buying a juicer there is another option: make carrot juice with a blender. I use my Ninja blender, because I prefer a glass pitcher not plastic, a nut milk bag and a tall container.

Here is how to make a carrot juice without a juicer:

  1. Prepare your carrots (wash and peel if necessary, cut into smaller chunks, about 1 inch);
  2. Mix: place in a blender and add water (pour gradually just enough to help blending) and blend on high for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain through a mesh bag / nut milk bag and squeeze as much juice with your hands in a clean container. Don’t use a regular metal strainer you’re going to waste a lot of carrot juice.
  4. Discard the pulp, or use it in baking goods. Drink the juice immediately, or within 30 minutes.
How to make carrot juice without a juicer and how to make carrot juice with a blender.

Juicing Carrots In A Blender Vs Juicer

The taste: The taste of the carrot juice made in a blender is a bit diluted, because of added water, therefore is a bit less sweet.

The concentration: The carrot juice made with a juicer is much more concentrated (as you will need more carrots to make the same amount of carrot juice) it has more nutrients and a more intense carrot flavor.

Carrot Juice Recipes (Blends / Ratios)

Some of the best juicing recipes with carrots:

  1. Carrot and beetroot juice (3 parts carrots, 1 part beetroot)
  2. Carrot and orange juice (1 part carrots, 1 part oranges)
  3. Carrot and ginger juice (use as many carrots you want with 1 inch of peeled ginger)
  4. Carrot and apple juice (1 part carrots, 1 part apples)
  5. Carrot and celery juice (1 part carrots, 1 part celery)
  6. Carrot and pineapple juice (1 part carrots, 1 part pineapple)
  7. Carrot and tomato juice (1 part carrots, 1 part tomatoes)
  8. Carrot and cabbage juice (3 part carrots, 1 part cabbage)
  9. Carrot and lemon juice (use as many carrots you want with half a lemon).

You can make virtually endless flavor options and adaptions.

Best Carrot Juice Blends For Therapeutic Purposes:

  • Carrot apple celery and lemon juice (2 parts carrots, 1 part apple, 1 part celery and half a lemon)
  • Carrot apple beetroot and ginger juice (2 part carrot, 1 part apples and 1 part beetroots)
  • Carrot cabbage and celery juice (2 part carrots, 1 part celery and 1 part cabbage).
Carrots juice recipe and carrot juice blends.

CARROT JUICE RECIPE FAQ

How many carrots do you need to juice to get 4 ounces of carrot juice?

You need 0.6 pounds of carrots or about 3-4 carrots.

Is it OK to drink carrot juice everyday?

Yes. Carrot juice is a rich source of vitamins A, C, B6, K and E which all can help strengthen your immune system. Consuming large amounts of carotenoids from foods has no links with harmful effects.

What is the best time to drink carrot juice?

Drink the carrot juice first thing in the morning (that’s when the body is detoxifying and needs nutrients) on an empty stomach (this speeds the absorption) and you can have another portion in the afternoon before the evening meal (around 5pm).

How long does fresh carrot juice last?

Drink it within 15-30 minutes for maximum benefit (especially if it was made in a blender). Once the carrots are chopped, the enzymes are activated and oxidation causes rapid nutrient loss. If the carrot juice was made with a slow juicer and stored in an airtight jar (right away) in the fridge, then it should still be good in the next 24 hours.

Is it OK to drink carrot juice on empty stomach?

In fact, it is ideal to drink carrot juice on an empty stomach (at least 30 minutes before or two hours after a meal) the absorption of vitamins and nutrients is the most effective.

Carrot juicing with a juicer vs blender?

Juicers extract the juice and eliminate the fiber and pulp. You can do the same thing manually by using a blender and then straining the whole content through a mesh bag. The only downside is that the veggies are shortly exposed to heat and metal (blender blade) and can cause the carrot juice quality to degrade.

Is it better to eat carrots or drink carrot juice?

Drinking carrot juice is not a replacement for eating whole carrots. Fresh carrot juices are beneficial for people who cannot digest fibers well (due to lack of enzymes) and need a high amount of nutrients and vitamins to be absorbed faster and easier. It’s beneficial to both drink and eat whole carrots if you can.

How do you get the most nutrients from carrots?

When carrots are juiced, your body is able to process and absorb the most nutrients quickly and in higher quantity. And when you add a little fat (vitamin A and C are fat soluble) you can increase the vitamin absorption. Fats you can consume with carrot juice (or after) are: oils, avocado, egg, nuts (butter or milk), fish oil capsules etc.

How much carrot juice per day I can drink?

For enjoying a normal vitamin intake you can drink about 4 ounces (118ml) of carrot juice twice a day. For therapeutic purposes (inflammation and cancer) about 8 ounces (237 ml) 2-3 times a day.

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Carrot Juice Recipe: Juicing Carrots With A Blender Or Juicer

Make this fresh carrot juice recipe in a blender or if you have a juicer, pass the ingredients through your juicer and enjoy all the carrot juice benefits whenever you need an immune boost. Make a plain simple carrot juice or blend other vegetables and fruits for nutrient diversifications or taste enhancement.
Prep Time5 mins
Juicing Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Clean Eating, Vegan, whole30
Servings: 8 ounces
Calories: 20kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

For Carrot Juice Made In a Blender

  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup filtered water

For Carrot Juice Made With A Juicer

  • 8-9 medium carrots
  • Add other fruits or vegetables, like - orange, apple, celery, lemon, pineapple, mango, cabbage, tomato etc. See proportions in the notes below.

Instructions
 

Blender Carrot Juice Recipe

  • Prepare your carrots (wash and peel if necessary, cut into smaller chunks, about 1 inch);
  • Mix: place in a blender and add water (pour gradually just enough to help blending) and blend on high for 30 seconds.
  • Strain through a mesh bag / nut milk bag and squeeze as much juice with your hands in a clean container. Don’t use a regular metal strainer you’re going to waste a lot of carrot juice.
  • Discard the pulp, or use it in baking goods. Drink the juice immediately, or within 30 minutes.

Carrot Juice Recipe In a Juicer

  • Prepare the carrots: scrub/clean the carrots well. Leave them unpeeled if you’re using organic carrots – the skin contains concentrated vitamin C and niacin. You can peel them if you’re using conventional carrots – the concentration of pesticides is higher in the peel.
  • Chop the carrots to a size that fits your juicer and begin juicing according to the user’s manual.
  • Enjoy the freshly juiced carrots within 30 minutes. If you can’t drink it right away, store in a glass airtight bottle in the fridge up to 24 hours.

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Notes

 

Tips for Juicing Carrots

  1. Best Juicer For Carrots – a cold press slow masticating juicer. In the video I’m using a medium range priced juicer. – it produces a higher quality carrot juice in terms of flavor and nutrition and roughly 30% higher yield than centrifugal juicers plus less foaming and oxidation.
  2. Best time to drink the carrot juice: first thing in the morning (that’s when the body is detoxifying and needs nutrients) on an empty stomach (this speeds the absorption) and you can have another portion in the afternoon before the evening meal (around 5pm).
  3. Get the most nutrients from carrots: add a little fat to the juice (vitamin A and C are fat soluble) so you can increase the vitamin absorption. Fats you can consume with carrot juice (or after) are: oils, avocado, egg, nuts (butter or milk), fish oil capsules etc.
  4. Carrot juice storage: Drink it within 15-30 minutes for maximum benefit (especially if it was made in a blender). If the carrot juice was made with a juicer and stored in an airtight jar (right away) in the fridge, then it should still be good in the next 24 hours

Carrot Juice Recipes (Blends / Ratios)

  1. Carrot and beetroot juice (3 parts carrots, 1 part beetroot)
  2. Carrot and orange juice (1 part carrots, 1 part oranges)
  3. Carrot and ginger juice (use as many carrots you want with 1 inch of ginger)
  4. Carrot and apple juice (1 part carrots, 1 part apples)
  5. Carrot and celery juice (1 part carrots, 1 part celery)
  6. Carrot and pineapple juice (1 part carrots, 1 part pineapple)
  7. Carrot and tomato juice (1 part carrots, 1 part tomatoes)
  8. Carrot and cabbage juice (3 part carrots, 1 part cabbage)
  9. Carrot and lemon juice (use as many carrots you want with half a lemon).

Best Carrot Juice Blends For Therapeutic Purposes:

  • Carrot apple celery and lemon juice (2 parts carrots, 1 part apple, 1 part celery and half a lemon)
  • Carrot apple beetroot and ginger juice (2 part carrot, 1 part apples and 1 part beetroots)
  • Carrot cabbage and celery juice (2 part carrots, 1 part celery and 1 part cabbage).
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Nutrition

Serving: 8oz | Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 50mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 45133IU | Vitamin C: 20.1mg

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