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Carrot Juice: Healthy beautifier that tastes absolutely delicious!

Carrot juice - healthy and good for skin and hair.

It doesn't always have to be green! Right now, nothing beats orange! Freshly squeezed carrot juice is our favorite right now. This slightly sweet vegetable juice can be made with just a few ingredients such as apple and lemon. The delicious elixir does not only tastes good, but is also said to be extremely beneficial. Skin and eyes in particular are said to benefit from the nutrients in freshly squeezed carrot juice. Our carrot juice special offers a general overview of all topics, such as: How to make carrot juice yourself; whether a shot of oil belongs in freshly squeezed carrot juice or how long it can be kept. Of course, we also reveal our 3 current favorite carrot juice recipes.

Carrot juice: topics at a glance

Fresh carrots at the weekly market

What is freshly squeezed carrot juice made of and what does it taste like?

We prefer to squeeze carrot juice from fresh carrots that are organically grown. This makes us feel better about just washing the carrots and not peeling them. Also, organic carrots are said to have higher levels of vitamins and phytochemicals than conventionally grown carrots. We also recommend using regional products, the carrots are fresher and this way you support local farmers!
Carrots are not only available in orange, ther is around 30 carrot varieties - the varieties mainly differ in their colors: from light yellow to orange and red tones to purple. These color differences are also noticeable in taste. The darker the color, the sweeter the taste. The taste of the carrot juice varies accordingly: really dark orange carrots produce a sweet carrot juice, while the lighter variants make the carrot juice taste less sweet. If pure carrot juice is too sweet for you, you can combine it with some lemon or ginger, but also with other vegetables or fruits. Be inspired by our favorite carrot juice recipes.

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Is carrot juice healthy?

For us, freshly squeezed carrot juice is just as much a part of a conscious and healthy diet as celery juice, sauerkraut juice or green smoothies. Alternative physician and cancer researcher Dr. Johanna Budwig (1908-2003) is said to have prescribed her patients a glass of freshly squeezed carrot juice for strengthening and regeneration every day. We can't judge to what extent the daily consumption of carrots or carrot juice has an anti-cancer effect.

Plenty of beta-carotene: Good for skin, eyes and immune system

Looking at the nutritional content of carrots, it quickly becomes clear why the orange beets and their juice are so healthy: Carrots score high on vitamins such as the vitamin B, vitamins A, C, E and K, but they are also a source of many minerals - especially the relaxation mineral potassium. A special nutritional feature of carrots and carrot juice, however, is the high content of carotenoids - the secondary plant substances that give carrots their color.
Carotenoids include beta-carotene, which carrots and freshly squeezed carrot juice have plenty of. Positive effect, beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A has a crucial role for the health of our system/body. Vitamin A is said to be an effective antioxidant, protecting the skin from free radicals and counteracting skin aging - in other words, anti-aging. However, it not only protects the skin, especially the eyes, which is why vitamin A is also known as the eye vitamin. The body is said to need vitamin A for a healthy intestine, for an active immune system (especially for the maturation of immune cells) as well as a for good functioning fat metabolism.

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Prepare carrot juice in Angel Juicer

How can I make carrot juice myself? Which juicer is suitable?

In order to make freshly squeezed carrot juice you need a juicer. This extracts the juice from fresh carrots either by squeezing with high force (slow juicer) or by centrifuging (centrifugal juicer). The non-liquid components of the carrot are collected as pulp in both methodes. The pulp can be used for vegetable pattys or as animal food.

To maximize the nutrients in the carrot juice, we recommend using a slow juicer. As the name suggests, a slow juicer works slowly - i.e. at approx. 40-80 revolutions per minute, the carrots are slowly squeezed against a screen by an auger. This process not only ensures an efficiency, but also minimizes heat generation and oxygen exposure during the juicing process. As a result, heat-sensitive enzymes and vitamins are retained, the juice is less oxidized, as indicated by its bright color. Compared to a centrifugal juicer, the carrot juice from a slowjuicer has a much richer full-bodied taste. A centrifugal juicer, relies on a fast juicing process. The carrots are squeezed against a sieve at around 15,000 revolutions per minute using centrifugal force - in terms of production time, this is certainly an advantage. That much speed does not only generate heat, it also swirls more oxygen into the juice - both lead to a loss of nutrients during the juicing process. Therefore we rely on slow juicers, as we want the highest possible nutrient content !

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Carrot juice with oil: Do I need to add some oil to freshly squeezed carrot juice?

In order to better absorb fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, E or K, the additional or simultaneous consumption of oil is recommended. Those who follow this opinion simply add a few drops of linseed or olive oil to the finished carrot juice. In our opinion, this is not absolutely necessary if you eat fatty foods before or after drinking carrot juice.

What is the shelf life of freshly squeezed carrot juice?

Freshly squeezed carrot juice has a shelf life of about 24 hours (if kept in the refrigerator). Nevertheless, even when well chilled, it loses nutrients - e.g. through oxidation. We therefore recommend that you enjoy the carrot juice as fresh as possible or at the latest a few hours after preparation. This way you can be sure that the carrot juice contains the maximum of nutrients

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Carrot juice - rich in beta-carotene

How much carrot juice should I drink? Can too much carrot juice turn my skin orange?

Whether you have a glass of carrot juice every day or use carrot juice as a cure for 4 weeks, is an individual decision.When consuming very large amounts of carrot juice, it is said that the beta-carotene in the juice, can turn your skin yellow or orange - most likely visible on the face or palms of the hands. This discoloration is said to be harmless, as it has no effect on the body or internal organs and disappears within a short time.

There are times where we drink 200-300 ml of carrot juice every day - especially when the first local carrots arrive at the store, their freshness enchants us. However, so far we cannot report of any discoloration!

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Carrot juice with beetroot

Buy carrot juice or make it yourself?

Clear recommendation: Carrot juice is best made with a juicer. There are 3 reasons for that being said :

  1. Nutrient density: ready-made carrot juice from the supermarket is a highly heated product. This means that although this carrot juice can be kept unopened for a long time, it has lost many nutrients due to preservation - including heat-sensitive vitamins as well as the enzymes that aid digestion.
  2. Tastes better: There's really no arguing about taste, but we must point out the taste of freshly prepared carrot juice. It tastes much milder, more natural and simply fresher than the purchased, highly heated version
  3. No extra sugar: Most ready-made carrot juices contain not only carrots, but also additional sweeteners such as sugar, sugar substitutes or honey. If you've ever tried freshly squeezed carrot juice, you know it doesn't need any extra sugar or honey!

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Carrot juice recipes to make yourself

Freshly squeezed carrot juice is one of the mildest vegetable juices and excellent for drinking it pure. However, it is also very suitable for mixed juice creations. In the following three recipes we have simply combined it with apple and lemon (Carla's favorite), with beet (Svenja's favorite) and with turmeric & orange. Trying out our carrot juice recipes and enjoy!

Carrot juice

With apple and lemon
Prep Time 5 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 10 Min
Amount 400 ml
Calories
Cuisine Juice
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Carrot juice with apple and lemon
4.99 from 1009 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 400 g carrots unpeeled
  • 1 apple unpeeled
  • 50 g lemon with peel
 

Instruction

  1. Wash all ingredients well.
  2. Cut all ingredients to fit the hopper of your juicer.
  3. Gradually add the ingredients to the hopper and push them towards the auger with the compatible tamper. The carrot juice is ready when no more juice drips from the juice drum.
  4. Best enjoyed immediately or stored in the refrigerator for a maximum of 24 hours.
  5. This recipe was created with the Angel Juicer.

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Carrot orange juice

With apple, turmeric and lemon
Prep Time 5 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 10 Min
Amount 400 ml
Calories
Cuisine Juice
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Carrot juice with turmeric, apple, orange and lemon
4.84 from 1197 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 600 g carrots
  • 200 g apple with peel and seeds
  • 200 g orange peeled
  • 20 g turmeric with peel
  • 15 g lemon with peel
  • 1-2 pinch(s) of black pepper
 

Instruction

  1. Peel the oranges.
  2. Wash all remaining ingredients - except for the pepper.
  3. Cut all ingredients to fit the hopper of your juicer.
  4. Gradually add the ingredients, without the pepper, to the hopper and push them towards the auger with the compatible tamper. The carrot juice is ready when no more juice drips from the juice drum.
  5. Pour carrot juice into a bottle, add pepper, close bottle and shake well.
  6. Best enjoyed immediately or stored in the refrigerator for a maximum of 24 hours.
  7. This recipe was created with the Sana Juicer 707.

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Red carrot juice

With beetroot, lemon, ginger and mint
Prep Time 5 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 10 Min
Amount 480 ml
Calories
Cuisine Juice
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Carrot juice with beetroot, lemon, ginger and mint
4.99 from 1010 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 400 g carrots unpeeled
  • 300 g beet unpeeled
  • 50 g lemon with peel
  • 5-10 g ginger with peel
  • 15 g mint
 

Instruction

  1. Wash all ingredients well.
  2. Cut all ingredients to fit the hopper of your juicer.
  3. Gradually add the ingredients to the hopper and push them towards the auger with the compatible tamper. The carrot juice is ready when no more juice drips from the juice drum.
  4. Best enjoyed immediately or stored in the refrigerator for a maximum of 24 hours.
  5. This recipe was created with the Angel Juicer.

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26 | Comment(s)

10/13/2022
Dirk
Hello,
I make myself in the period from early August to late March, a daily juice from a kg of carrots, 1x each orange, kiwi, lemon, a piece of celery and a piece of ginger in my juicer, always add a dash of oil and drink directly after preparation a large glass and the rest I take to work .
So I come already for many years well through the uncomfortable season
10/13/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Dirk,

another carrot juice fan like myself :)
Glad that carrot juice helps you through the winter - just the color cheers up to the gray season or?

All the best for you,
Carla
9/16/2022
Tiemann, Eva
Yes, I often drink freshly squeezed carrot juice
9/16/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Eva,

we can well understand - just so delicious!
And not to be compared with bought carrot juice, which was highly heated.

Best regards,
Carla
7/20/2022
Mikel
Hello,
I came across a juicer at the breakfast buffet on vacation. I thought it was so great to have fresh juice every day that I had to get one at home too (from Philips).
I juice carrots, apples and ginger every 2nd day .... plus sometimes organic oranges (I leave some of the peel on there because it actually makes it a little creamy) or celery. Organic lemons I will also try because of the ideas here.
That makes a three-quarters of a liter ... of which I then save half for the next day - of course in the refrigerator airtight closed.
7/21/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Mikel,

nice to read that you have discovered juicing for yourself. Have fun with it furthermore!

Best regards

Carla
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