You will be surprised at how easy it is to learn how to make your own carrot juice. This article shows you how to make carrot juice without the hassle.
Carrot juice by itself is a great beverage that has numerous health benefits. Most people buy it from the supermarket or grocery store mainly because they either don’t know how to make it themselves or don’t have the equipment they think they should have in order to make this nutritious and refreshing health drink.
Shall we begin Carrot Juice Making 101?
First of all, you should use organically-grown carrots. Why is this? You should have heard all the horror stories regarding conventionally-grown carrots, and other fruits and vegetables as well, and the toxic content they carry because they were grown in soil fertilized with chemicals and sprayed with pesticides with even more chemicals.
How To Make Carrot Juice
Making carrot juice is really very easy. As mentioned above, for best results, you should use organic produce where possible. You don’t have to peel the skin off of organic carrots, meaning you get even the skin nutrients underneath them. You can make your carrot juice using a food processor or blender, an electric juicer, or a manual juicer. For best results, I find juicing using an electric juicer (like the one here) is the way to go.
Before you start juicing, however, there are a couple of basics that you should do: always scrub your carrots clean and discard any which have signs of blight.
Using any of the appliances mentioned will require chopping the carrots either into small cubes or medium rounds. Let’s learn how to make carrot juice with a manual juicer first since this is practically obsolete as a kitchen appliance and takes a lot of elbow grease to operate. You spin your carrots through the device to extract the juice, albeit it may take time before you get a sizeable amount.
The easiest and fastest way would be to use an electric juicer. Not only is this efficient at carrot fiber or pulp removal, it does it quickly with less than two minutes of waiting time. Just hit switch for “on” and you get fresh carrot juice in a jiffy. And then there’s the blender or food processor. This method is even faster, however all the fiber or pulp will be in the juice, which isn’t always ideal.
This means you have to use a strainer or filter device to obtain the juice. The other advantage of the juicer over the two other options is that a juicer will typically have a wider funnel to enable you to juice more carrots. With a blender or food processor, you will have to blend until all of the carrots have been mashed finely or pureed before you can strain or filter it.
Tips & Tricks for Juicing Carrots
It may be just a simple procedure – and it really is – but it helps to know some useful tips and tricks that can make your carrot juicing an enjoyable experience and not some dreadful task that you grudgingly do. As far as we’re concerned, the basic tip you should know is the difference between using a blender processor and a juicer, regardless of whether it is electric or manual.
Using either a blender or food processor means that you can eat, sip or
drink everything which goes into and comes out of the equipment’s container. A juicer, meanwhile, will have the juice pour out into a container that is separate for the pulp that has been extracted from the carrots. Blending or processing retains insoluble fiber while juicing removes it.
Use only 1⁄2 or 1⁄4 of a whole carrot when you juice since too much consumption of it can raise your blood sugar levels. Make only the amount you can consume. While you can refrigerate any portions you may want to drink later, it is always better to consume carrot juice right after it’s prepared. If you want a more filling juice, add back a few scoops of the filtered fiber back into your carrot juice.
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Omega Vrt350 HD
The best juicer on the market in our opinion for juicing quality. Powerful, quiet and easy to use.
Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro
A great juicer if you are on a budget and want your juice extracted in less than a minute!
3 Carrot Juice Recipes
Below you will find 3 delicious juice recipes using carrots. Follow the instructions and enjoy!
- Orange & Carrot
- Beet & Carrot
- Carrot Cleanser
1 Large Carrot
1 Large Orange
3 ice cubes
Juice the Carrot and the Orange, alternating from one to the other in order to distribute the juice evenly. Then pour into a glass over the ice.
This is a simple juice, but one that most reading this would be able to do right now. Who doesn’t have at least an orange or a carrot sitting somewhere in their kitchen.
1/2 Beetroot (raw)
2 small parsnips (unpeeled)
1 lemon wedge (optional)
Place the beetroot, parsnips, carrots and radish into the juicer. If you love the zest of lemon, then add a wedge into the juicer too (peeled). This will alleviate some of the pure veggie taste.
This one is for the veggie lovers out there!
1 Stick Celery
2 Large Kale Leaves
Start by juicing the kale leaves, followed by the carrots, beetroot, celery and finally orange.
Any juice using beet or kale may take some time getting use to for non traditional veggie lovers, however the apple and carrot in this juice will help sweeten the taste.
This is a fantastic juice to have when in need of a detox.
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