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Carrot Juice Recipe + Best Combinations + 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 tips on the best carrots for juicing, best carrot juice blends and combinations with ratios and the healthiest way to make and store your carrot juice.

Making a habit of drinking carrot juice whether you drink it plain or combined with other vegetable juices like beet juice, celery juice or cabbage juice it might prove more beneficial than you think!

A glass mug filled with fresh carrot juice made with a juicer and blender. Homemade carrot juice recipe.
Carrot juice in a glass mug.

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If you’re looking for a healthy carrot juice recipe with more ingredients, then you should try this Immune Booster Juice With Carrot Orange Ginger. And if you have extra, add it to smoothies or make healthier beverages.

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.

For nutrient diversifications or taste enhancement blend the carrot juice with other vegetables and fruits – such as this carrot and beetroot juice blend.

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How To Make Carrot Juice (2 Options):

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

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Simple recipe for carrot juice (one cup is made with a blender and the other with a juicer).

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Option 1: Juicing Carrots With a Juicer

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

How To Make Carrot Juice With A Juicer

Step 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.
  • Tips:
    • Freshness Matters: Fresh, firm carrots are juicier and richer in taste and nutrients. The fresher the carrot, the sweeter the juice.
    • Cut Off the Ends: The very top and bottom of a carrot can have a bitter taste, so you may want to cut these off before juicing.

Step 2. Chop the carrots and run though the juicer:

  • Cut the carrots to a size that fits your juicer and begin juicing according to the user’s manual. With my juicer I used whole carrots, there is no need to cut them.
  • Enjoy the freshly juiced carrots within 30 minutes. Carrot juice oxidizes over time, losing its nutritional value, so consume it as soon as possible after juicing. Fresh carrot juice will provide more antioxidants and vitamins.

Store The Carrot Juice The Right Way

  • If you can’t drink it right away, store in a glass airtight bottle in the fridge up to 24 hours. Storing longer than that will alter the vitamin content and you’ll get less benefits.
  • To protect the juice from light, which can degrade the nutrients, store in a dark or opaque container.
  • If possible, avoid storing the juice in plastic containers to prevent leaching of harmful chemicals into the juice.
Process shots showing how to make carrot juice with a masticating juicer, and what's the best carrot juicer (best juicer for carrots). Carrot juicer recipe.
Carrot juice recipe (process) with a juicer.

Best Juicer For Carrots

The best carrot juicer is a cold press slow masticating juicer. I’m using a medium range priced masticating 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 that usually gets clogged. I would say probably better than more expensive juicers like Omega.

Juicing carrots with a slow masticating 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 since there is no metal involved.

Option 2: 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, also a nut milk bag and a tall container.

How To Make Carrot Juice Without a Juicer:

Step 1. Prepare your carrots

  • Wash and peel the carrots if necessary, cut into smaller chunks, about 1 inch;

Step 2: Blend

  • Mix: place in a blender and add water (pour gradually just enough to help blending) and blend on high for 30 seconds.
Process shots showing how to make carrot juice without a juicer and how to make carrot juice with a blender plus the straining process.
Picture showing how to make carrot juice with a blender, how to strain it.

Step 3: Strain The Juice

  • 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.

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.

Video: How To Make Carrot Juice (Blender and Juicer)

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Related: Best Beetroot Juice Blend For Maximum Benefits

Storing Carrot Juice

  1. Keep it Fresh: Drink your carrot juice immediately or store it in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. It’s best consumed within 24 hours to minimize nutrient loss.
  2. Airtight Containers: If you need to store carrot juice, do so in an airtight container to prevent oxidation. Some people add a bit of lemon juice, which can help preserve the juice a little longer due to its antioxidant properties.
  3. Freezing Options: You can freeze carrot juice in ice cube trays and thaw when needed, although some nutrient degradation may occur.
Carrots juice recipe and carrot juice blends. Carrot juice recipe juicer.
Juicing carrots – extracting all benefits of carrot juice in just one cup!

Healthy Carrot Juice Recipes (Combinations / Ratios)

If you’re wondering how to make carrot juice taste better, enhance the flavor and nutritional profile, consider juicing carrots with other vegetables and fruits:

  1. Carrot and beetroot juice (3 parts carrots, 1 part beetroot);
  2. Carrot and orange juice (1 part carrots, 1 part oranges or grapefruit);
  3. Carrot and apple juice (1 part carrots, 1 part apples or pears);
  4. Carrot and celery juice (1 part carrots, 1 part celery);
  5. Carrot and pineapple juice (1 part carrots, 1 part pineapple);
  6. Carrot and tomato juice (1 part carrots, 1 part tomatoes);
  7. Carrot and cabbage juice (3 part carrots, 1 part cabbage);
  8. Carrot and mango (2 part carrots, 1 part mango);
  9. Carrot and ginger juice (use as many carrots you want with 1 inch of peeled ginger);
  10. 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 carrots, 1 part apples and 1 part beetroot);
  • Carrot cabbage and celery juice (2 part carrots, 1 part celery and 1 part cabbage).

*These are juicer recipes (cold pressed carrot juice). For extra nutrient boost add to your carrot juice some leafy greens (as many as you like).

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).

Carrot Juice Benefits

Carrots are highly nutritious and offer numerous health benefits due to their content of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor properties. However, to fully benefit from carrots’ beta-carotene (a precursor to vitamin A), one needs an active enzyme to convert it into vitamin A. Therefore, people lacking this enzyme may still experience vitamin A deficiency despite consuming carrots.

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

1. Carrot Juice Benefits for Skin And Eyes

Carrot juice, rich in carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin, is vital for normal tissue development and eyesight. These antioxidants concentrate in the eye’s retina, protecting against harmful blue light and eye diseases. Lutein, prevalent in children’s brain tissue, underscores the importance of carotenoids for the retina and brain development after birth.

Additionally, vitamins C and A in carrots contribute to skin health and functions by stimulating protein synthesis, collagen production, protecting against UV damage, promoting cell growth, influencing skin thickness and skin color and potentially reducing acne.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

CARROT JUICE FAQs

What are the health benefits of drinking carrot juice?

Carrot juice is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, antioxidants, and potassium, which can promote eye health, boost immunity, improve skin health, and support heart and digestive health.

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.

Do you have to peel carrots before juicing?

If they’re from your garden or from an organic farmer’s market you can just scrub and wash the skin. The most nutrients are concentrated in the carrot skin.

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?

Best time to drink carrot juice is 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 is fat soluble) you can increase the vitamin absorption. Fats you can consume with carrot juice (or after) are: cold pressed oils, avocado, egg, nuts (butter or milk), fish oil capsules or cod liver oil 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.

Do I need to add water or any other liquid while making carrot juice in a masticating juicer?

Generally, you do not need to add any liquid when using a masticating juicer, as it extracts the juice efficiently from the carrots. However, if the juice is too thick for your liking, you can dilute it with water.

Can I add other fruits or vegetables to my carrot juice? If so, which ones pair well?

Apples, oranges, ginger, lemon, beets, celery, and cucumbers are common choices that pair well.

Does carrot juice have a high sugar content?

Carrot juice does have natural sugars, with about 9-10 grams of sugar per 1-cup serving, so it should be consumed in moderation by those monitoring their blood sugar levels.

Can carrot juice be a part of a weight loss diet?

Yes, in moderation. Carrot juice can be part of a balanced diet as it is nutrient-dense and relatively low in calories, but it should be balanced with other lower-sugar beverages and whole foods to maintain overall caloric balance.

Is it cost-effective to make carrot juice at home?

Making carrot juice at home can be cost-effective, especially if you consume it regularly, as store-bought juices often have added preservatives, sugars, and are more expensive in the long run. However, the cost-effectiveness can depend on several factors including the cost of carrots in your local area, whether you choose organic carrots, and the type and efficiency of the juicer you use. Buying a good-quality juicer can be a significant initial investment, but it can pay off over time if you make juice regularly.

If possible, growing your own carrots can be the most cost-effective and sustainable option, providing a fresh and ready supply. Also consider local farmer’s markets, they’re usualy are open from June to October. These often offer fresher and more affordable produce than supermarkets and may have organic options.

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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 minutes
Juicing Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
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 the feed tube and begin passing jucing according to the user’s manual. I'm using a slow masticating juicer that produces less heat and maximum extraction.
  • 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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Anni

Wednesday 26th of January 2022

The carrot juice is the favorite fresh juice option of my kids, thanks for sharing!

HealthyTasteOfLife

Wednesday 26th of January 2022

You're welcome!