Incredible Carrot Orange Juice Recipe
To help boost the immune system
By: Vegan Agility Team Last updated: December 6, 2020
Carrots and oranges are like a match made in heaven. On the one hand, you have the best orange-colored root vegetable, and on the other hand, you have the most delicious orange fruit. Together, you have the best of both orange worlds, which, when packed into a tasty carrot orange juice recipe, creates a deliciously vibrant drink that can help boost your energy and improves your intake of essential nutrients.
So we took it upon ourselves to showcase this recipe but with an additional ingredient that has been shown to help with weight loss and adds some great health benefits to this already super nutritious juice.
Benefits of carrot and orange juice
- Carrots aren’t just a vibrant colored vegetable, they are loaded with the antioxidant beta-carotene, which is essential to the formation of vitamin A. With just a one-cup serving of carrots, you get enough beta carotene to fulfill over 100% of your daily vitamin A needs.
- Vitamin A is vital to longterm eye health and maintaining a healthy immune system which is why carrots are such an amazing vegetable to juice.
- Carrots are also packed with biotin, which is excellent for growing healthy hair, and vitamin K, which studies have shown plays a crucial role in optimal bone health.
- Oranges are simply delicious and are the perfect fruit to enhance any juice or fruit smoothie. Thanks to the enormously high vitamin C content that oranges contain, they are one of the best fruits for boosting the strength of your immune system. A single cup of oranges contains 106% of your minimum daily vitamin C requirement.
- Oranges are also high in beneficial phytonutrients which not only help the immune system but can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and may lower blood pressure.
- For those that like an extra hint of fiery spice, then ginger is a magnificent addition to this carrot orange juice recipe, thanks to its tasty yet powerful flavors.
- The nutrients found in ginger, predominantly gingerols, have been shown to have many health benefits when consumed regularly.
- Research has shown that ginger has the ability to leave you feeling fuller for an extended period, resulting in lower food consumption and healthier weight management.
Since there are no large leafy greens in this carrot and orange juice recipe, it can be made with both a slow cold press masticating juicer and a fast centrifugal juicer. For a slow juicer, we recommend the Omega NC900, and for a fast centrifugal juicer, the Breville juice fountain is great. The downside to using a fast juicer is that it may not break down the mint efficiently. Check out our top 5 carrot juicer reviews to find a carrot juicer that works best for your needs.
An alternative is to use a blender that is powerful enough to break down the mint into tiny pieces without the blades missing the mint during the rotations like one of our favorites the Blendtec 725.
With all three of these options, it’s compulsory to peel the orange and lemon skin before juicing or blending.
If choosing to use a fast juicer or a blender for fruits, then passing the extracted juice through a sieve is a brilliant way to filter out the bits leaving you with just the nutritious juice.
For optimal orange and lemon juice extraction without unwanted pulp, a citrus juicer is a perfect tool for the job and saves you the hassle of having to peel your oranges and lemons.
Carrot orange juice recipe steps
Carrot and orange juice recipe
- 4 carrots
- 2 oranges
- 1/4 ginger
How to make this carrot and orange juice recipe
- Wash your carrots thoroughly, ensuring to remove all excess dirt. Using a good food brush is a brilliant way to remove the outer layer of the carrot without the need to peel each carrot separately.
- Cut the tip and bottom off of the carrots then slice them into chunks small enough to fit in your juicers feed chute.
- Peel your ginger and cut into small chunks
Preapre your oranges
- For optimal orange juice yield using a good orange juicer like the Breville 800cpxl works brilliantly.
- If you want to run the orange juice through your slow masticating juicer you will need to peel the orange first and separate into segments. Our favorite slow juicer that can deal with carrots, ginger, and oranges is the Omega nc900.
- Alternatively, you can use your muscle power and manually squeeze your oranges until you have an adequate amount of juice.
- Place the carrots and ginger into your juicers feed chute alternating between ingredients until all pieces are juiced, and pulp is extracted.
- If your oranges were juiced separately, mix your fresh carrot juice with your orange juice until smooth.
- Serve while fresh and enjoy!
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on your ingredients and tools.
Want more healthy juice recipes to keep you on track?
Why not try out some of our alternative carrot juice recipes that use a blend of different fruits and vegetables to compliment the unique taste of carrots. These recipes allow you to get a bit creative with your carrot juicing while adding extra nutritional benefits that enhance the overall juicing result.