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Carrot Juice

With beta carotene, immunity boosters, and anti-inflammatory ingredients, this refreshing carrot juice has loads of health benefits! I’ll show you two easy ways to make it: in a juicer and in a blender.

If you’ve ever tried straight carrot juice, you may not have been impressed. It definitely tastes… healthy, doesn’t it? This carrot juice recipe is the perfect way to enjoy all the benefits of carrot juice, but in a form you’ll actually want to drink!

Why You’ll Love This Carrot Juice Recipe

Here are all the reasons this is the best carrot juice:

  • Delicious and refreshing. Adding orange, lemon, and ginger adds some zip and zing to the flavor, while cucumber makes this carrot juice recipe light and refreshing—ideal for a hot summer day.
  • Easy. This is not a juice recipe that takes a lot of work! The ingredient list is minimal, and you don’t even need a fancy juicer to make it. A regular blender will do!
  • Healthy. Carrots have lots of health benefits on their own, but adding turmeric, ginger, and citrus fruits to the mix boosts the nutrition of this carrot juice even more. 
Glass of carrot juice with glass straw, with bottle of juice and bunch of carrots in background

Carrot Juice Benefits

Let’s dig in a little more on the health benefits of carrot juice.

Vitamin A

Carrots are an amazing source of beta carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A. The benefits of vitamin A are significant—one of the most well-known is that it boosts eye health. Carrot juice also contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect your eyes from light damage. So, all these nutrients combined mean that carrot juice is an excellent choice for eye health.

Other benefits of vitamin A include decreased risk of certain cancers, immune system support, and improved skin and bone health.

Vitamin C

Carrot juice is a good source of vitamin C, a powerhouse antioxidant that boosts immunity and protects cells from free radical damage. Vitamin C is also one of the key nutrients necessary for collagen production, which isn’t just important for its anti-aging benefits, but also for strong muscles and bones.

Potassium

You’ll also find a healthy amount of potassium in carrot juice, a mineral that functions as an electrolyte in the body. Electrolytes help balance fluids to keep you hydrated and they also support nerve and muscle function. Potassium-rich diets may reduce blood pressure, prevent osteoporosis, and protect against stroke, among other benefits.

Overhead view of ingredients for carrot juice

What You’ll Need

Here’s everything you need for making your own carrot juice. Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the page to see the specific quantities for all the ingredients. 

  • Carrots – Some grocery stores sell big bags of carrots for juicing, but there’s nothing special about them—you can use any carrots.
  • Cucumber – This helps tame some of the strong carrot flavor and makes your carrot juice more refreshing.
  • Orange – Any variety will work here.
  • Lemon – Lemon helps balance the sweetness of the carrot juice.
  • Fresh ginger – Ginger adds some warmth; don’t substitute ground ginger!
  • Fresh turmeric – You can usually find fresh turmeric root near the ginger in the produce section.

Do You Need to Peel Carrots for Carrot Juice?

No, you don’t need to peel carrots for carrot juice—or for any other recipe. Carrot skin is edible, so as long as you scrub the carrots well, it’s unnecessary to peel them. 

Orange juice ingredients in juicer

How to Make Carrot Juice

Here are two simple ways to make this healthy carrot juice recipe:

In a Juicer:

  • Add all the ingredients into a juicer and juice.

In a Blender:

  • Add 1/2 cup of water to the jar of your blender, then add the rest of the ingredients. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  • Strain the juice through a nut mylk bag.

Tips for Success

Follow these tips for perfect homemade carrot juice.

  • Use good produce. If the fruit and vegetables you start with are past their prime, your carrot juice won’t taste as good and it won’t be as nutrient-dense since produce loses nutrients over time.
  • Choose organic, if possible. Juicing allows you to pack a lot of fresh fruits and veggies into a single serving, but that also means you’ll be taking in more pesticides. Buy organic if you can; it that’s not an option, wash your produce well.
  • Drink it fresh. For maximum flavor and carrot juice benefits, drink the juice right after making it.
Pouring carrot juice from carafe into glass

Variations

For an extra boost of vitamins without altering the flavor much, you can add a handful or two of spinach to this recipe. For a little extra sweetness, swap a tangerine in for the orange, or sweeten the juice to taste with your preferred sweetener.

How to Store

Refrigerate carrot juice in an airtight container for up to two days, but keep in mind that as carrot juice sits, it loses nutrients. It’s really best enjoyed right away!

Can This Recipe Be Frozen?

You can freeze carrot juice in an airtight container for up to two months. Let it thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Two glasses of carrot juice with glass straws, surrounded by sliced oranges and carrots

More Healthy Juice Recipes

Carrot Juice

This refreshing carrot juice has loads of health benefits, and some additional ingredients to make it taste extra delicious.
author: Alyssa
yield: 2 servings
Two glasses of carrot juice with glass straws set next to carrot on counter
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1 medium cucumber , peeled
  • 1 orange , peeled
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 ” piece fresh ginger
  • 1 ” piece fresh turmeric

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients into a juicer and juice.

Notes

Note: if you don't have a juicer, you can blend all the ingredients together with 1/2 cup of water and strain with a nut mylk bag.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 717mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 15553IU | Vitamin C: 74mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg
cuisine: American
course: Beverage

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