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Carrot Juice Recipes - Rich in Carotenoids

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Carrot juice is probably consumed more than any other type of vegetable juice. Besides carrots being cheap compared with many other vegetables, even the organic variety, carrot juice is actually sweet and pleasant to the taste. Contrast that with pure broccoli juice! That being the case carrot juice is a great mixer for other vegetable juices, helping us getting the benefits of less tasty juiced vegetables.

Juicing Tips

Before we get to the recipes, just a few notes on preparing carrots for juicing. If you are using organic carrots, then there is no need for peeling. Just clean them and top and tail them. The skin is a great source of nutrients, particularly antioxidants, and will help improve the nutritional content of the juice - from awesome to super awesome.

If the carrots are not organic, then no worries, just peel them to make sure you are not taking in too many pesticides. Your still going to get a nutritious carrot juice.

Benefits

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All that orange color means antioxidants 🙂
There has been many studies showing the health benefits of consuming carrots and carrot juice. Regular consumption of carrots and other carotene rich vegetable is shown to help reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, possibly through helping protect arterial walls from oxidative damage that can lead to a hardening of the arteries. Such antioxidant protection of other cells in the body helps reduce the risk of cancer too.

Of course we can't go on without mentioning how carrots benefit eye heatlh! Yep, they really do help us see in the dark. This is to do with vitamin A and its protective/nutritive qualities for eye health, particularly that part of the eye responsible for night vision.

Okey doke, on to the recipes:


1. Pure, Simple Carrot Juice

Carotene-tastic

  • Ingredients: 6 mid-size to large carrots. You need that many for a single glass
  • Put the carrots in your juicer
  • Drink the juice!
  • Reap the benefits


2. Carrot, Celery and Red Bell Pepper

The 3 veggie wonder

  • Ingredients: 4 carrots, 2 celery stalks, 1/2 red bell pepper
  • Wash all ingredients thoroughly
  • Put them in your juicer machine
  • Enjoy!

Celery contains antioxidants that have been shown to be very effective at reducing high blood pressure.

3. Zippy Carrot & Apple

Add some zip to your carrot juice

  • Ingredients: 4 carrots, 1 apple, 1" slice of ginger
  • Ginger amount can be increased or decreased to your taste
  • As with carrots, peel apple and ginger if not organic
  • If not peeled wash all ingedients thoroughly
  • Stick 'um all in your juice extractor
  • Drink and enjoy

Ginger is known for its potent anti-inflammatory benefits, particularly with helping reduce joint pain.

4. The Fruity Carrot

Duck - incoming fruit!

  • Ingredients: 4 carrots, 1 orange, 1 cup of pineapple
  • Peel orange, orange peel don't taste so nice!
  • Chop pineapple into chunks of about 1 cups worth or more if you like the sharpness
  • Put all ingredient in your trusty juicer machine
  • Drink and reap the tasty benefits

Pineapple contains a digestive enzyme that helps promote digestion.

5. Red, Yellow and Orange Carrot Combo

A Coloful antioxidant bonanza

  • Ingredients: 4 carrots, 1 tomato & 1/4 of yellow bell pepper
  • Tomato can be juiced raw
  • Put the carrots and bell pepper through the juicer too
  • Drink, enjoy, feel the benefit 🙂


6. Greens in Disguise!

Mask those sour greens

  • Ingredients: 5 carrots, bunch of Kale, 2 cups of broccoli heads
  • Wash all ingredients
  • Put the broccoli and kale through the juicer first
  • Then add the carrots, they help flush more of the green juice from the machine into the glass
  • Drink and enjoy


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