There is no question that carrots are healthy for you and are a great ingredient for juicing. The truth is that few people turn their noses up at carrots so they are always a winner.

Not only are they great on their own, but carrots are great when combined in a juice with other ingredients too.

Before we get to the carrot juice recipes, let’s take a look at why they will make you healthier.

The Health Benefits of Carrots

Carrots for carrot juice recipesCarrots are healthy for you in a variety of ways. They are high in many vitamins and minerals including beta-carotene, potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium.

Here are some of their health benefits when juiced:

  • Reduction of heart diseases risk. Carrots can lower cholesterol and break up fats in the liver. This means a lower risk of heart disease.
  • Lower blood pressure. Carrots are high in potassium, which dilates the blood vessels and coumarin that lowers blood pressure. This improves body circulation and enhances the function of all the body’s organs. Lower blood pressure means less stress on the heart and a decreased risk of heart attacks, stroke, and atherosclerosis.
  • Enhance the immune system. Carrots are high in antibacterial and antiseptic properties so enhance the body’s immune system. Also, high levels of vitamin C in carrots stimulate white blood cells. These are an important part of the immune system.
  • Promote digestion. Carrot juice is a digestion stimulant with mild diuretic properties. It is alkaline in nature so useful for the stomach.
  • Prevent cancer. With high levels of beta carotene (vitamin A), carrots reduce the risk of several types of cancer.
  • Protective in diabetics. The carotenoids in carrots regulate blood sugar and diabetes is better controlled. Carrots also help to regulate the use of glucose and insulin in the body. This means fewer blood sugar fluctuations in diabetics.

 

Carrot Juice Recipes

Below is a selection of carrot juice recipes to get you started.  They can be made with any type of juicer.

Please note that these are very flexible. I have included the quantities as a guide only – feel free to add more of an ingredient if preferred. And if there is something you don’t like, remove it.

The recipes are all suitable for one serve (around 200ml). Multiply the quantities as needed for more serves.

Straight Up Carrot JuiceStraight Up

Carrot juice on it’s own is naturally sweet and the way many people enjoy it most. This juice recipe is as simple as it gets!

  • 4 carrots

Wash carrots and juice. Dilute 1 part juice to 1 part water if preferred.

CC Combo

The refreshing addition of some celery – leaves and all! Great to cleanse the body.

  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery sticks with leaves

Juice together. Stir and serve.

CTB Combo

A supreme and sweet veggie juice bursting with antioxidants. Your whole body will enjoy this combo.

  • 2 carrots
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup beetroot

Juice ingredients together and stir. Try serving with a dash of cayenne pepper or chopped fresh basil.

Orange Zing

A vitamin C shot with the zing of ginger. Perfect to beat colds and flu.

  • 2 carrots
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 inch fresh ginger

Peel the oranges and ginger. Juice ingredients together and stir.

Ginger Spice Carrot Juice RecipeGinger Spice

Great for maintaining energy and stimulating the system when dieting.

  • 3 carrots
  • 1/2 cup sliced fennel bulb
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 inch fresh ginger

Peel the ginger. Juice all ingredients together. Serve over ice decorated with fennel fronds.

Pink Passion

A lot to feel passionate about with this juice. It looks good, tastes great and packs a nutritional punch. Don’t let the cabbage scare you off – it is actually sweet and tasty.

  • 1 cup purple cabbage
  • 1 red apple
  • 1 small red beet
  • 6 carrots, washed
  • 1/2 lemon

Peel the lemon and remove seeds. Juice ingredients together and stir well.

Melon Marvel

Rich in antioxidants that will benefit the immune system. Lime encourages elimination of toxins.

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 1/2 cups diced cantaloupe melon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 inch fresh ginger

Peel the lime and ginger. Juice all ingredients together and stir well. Serve with a lime wedge.

 

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