Owning a juicer can be extremely beneficial to your diet and it is an excellent way to increase the amount of nutrients your body gets on a daily basis. One of the first things a lot of beginners love to experiment with when they they get their juicing machine out of the box is something super simple and healthy. Carrots are a readily available vegetable that is great to get started with.
They are full of vitamins and minerals essential to our health. Since they are full of vitamin A, carrots are known to be good for our eyesight. They are also a great source of fiber and are packed with natural sugar, antioxidants and phytonutrients. This makes them a great snack especially since they boost our energy. Consuming the right amount of carrots might be tiresome. No one wants to task their jaws with chewing through three or four large carrots every day, which is why juicing your carrots, is the next best option.
Juicing your carrots is a great way to enjoy all their health benefits in a tasty way. They are very easy to prepare. You can also get as creative as you like with your carrot juice recipes since it goes with a variety of fruits and vegetables. Preparing the carrots for juicing is easy. After washing it, ensure you take off the tops because they can be poisonous. Afterwards, cut them down to size so that they can fit into the juicer.
Carrots can be used to make very delicious and healthy beverages. If you are looking for a great way to enjoy your vitamin-packed vegetable smoothie, here are a few great recipes to help you do just that.
Carrot, kale and spinach juice
- 4 large carrots, halved
- 4 stalks of kale
- A cup of spinach
- 1 cucumber, halved
- 1 lemon, halved
For this recipe, ensure that you lead with the leafy vegetables then add the carrots and the cucumber. Afterwards, you can finish with the lemon.
This vitamin-packed juice is a great way to start your day. This vegetable combo provides ample vitamins that boost your immune system. It is a packed with antioxidants and as a bonus, kale and spinach contain cancer-preventing properties.
Carrot, apple, passion and ginger juice
- 3 large carrots, halved
- 2 passion fruits, seeds scooped out
- A half-inch piece of ginger root
- 2 apples
For this recipe, feed the carrots first, then the passion fruit seeds, then the ginger root and finally the apples. Serve chilled.
This tasty treat is ideal for hot afternoons. The carrots and apples blend wonderfully to give a rich taste, which is made even better by the fragrant smell of the passion seeds and the zingy hint of ginger. Passion fruits contain magnesium, which is essential for strong bone formation. They are also known to improve cardiovascular health.
Carrot, orange and parsnip juice
- 2 large carrots, halved
- 1 orange, peeled and halved
- 1 parsnip, halved
- 1 garlic clove
- Half of a small onion, halved
- Pinch of ground turmeric
- Pinch of black pepper
- Half a cup of cold water
- Handful of ice
After cleaning and preparing the vegetables, start with the carrots, parsnip, onions and garlic, then add the orange later. Afterwards, stir in the turmeric, black pepper and cold water and enjoy over ice.
This is especially recommended as a home remedy for the flu. The onions and the garlic help kill a number of viruses and bacteria because they contain allicin. This recipe will ensure that you have plenty of vitamin A and C to help your body fight flu infections as well. Overall it is a very tasty way to keep the flu away.
If you do not want to turn your skin an orange color then it is wise not to overdo it when it comes to carrots. Yes, believe it or not, consuming too many carrots can give you an orange hue that will definitely make you stand out. It would have to be an inordinate amount, but it can happen, so it is best to start out with a moderate amount and go from there.
Juicing carrots creates a whole new way of enjoying your vegetables. These recipes will leave you healthy and also give your taste buds a nice surprise.