How to make carrot juice at home with either a blender or juicer. This easy juice is made with carrots, oranges, and ginger for a lightly sweet drink. If you have a dedicated juicer, great! Make this as you would any other juice. See below for blender-specific instructions.

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Several glasses of orange coloured juice in small cups.
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Ingredients

You need just 3 ingredients for carrot juice. Oranges sweeten things up a bit and ginger adds a bit of a spicy kick for a perfectly balanced drink.

Carrot juice ingredients with labels.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Carrots: any type of carrots will work. I particularly like Nantes as they don't have a core and are easy to mix up in a blender.
  • Oranges: if you have juicing oranges, perfect, use those. It doesn't matter really.

How to Make Carrot Juice

Juice steps 1 and 2, mixing in the blender and squeezing through a mesh bag.

Step 1: add the ingredients to a blender and mix on high speed to puree (or use a juicer as usual).

Step 2: strain through a nut milk bag and you have juice!

Top Tips

  • No need to peel: unnecessary peeling of vegetables causes a lot of food waste and it's a waste of time! Keep the skin on those carrots and the ginger, too.
  • Layer for the best results: soft ingredients should be added at the bottom of the blender container, so that the blades reach them first. This helps to draw harder ingredients (carrots) downward, making the whole thing easier on your mixer.
  • Don't trash the pulp: either compost the pulp left over from juicing, or use it in something like a soup, crackers, or muffins.

FAQ

What is the benefits of drinking carrot juice?

Carrot juice contains significant amounts of vitamin C and B6. While you're better off eating the whole vegetables and fruits, this juice is a nice treat. It's an easy to way to get lots of vitamins though as it would be tricky to eat six raw carrots in a sitting.

Is carrot juice high in sugar?

Any juiced vegetable or fruit is going to be relatively higher in sugar than the whole food, as there's less fibre present to balance the absorption of the sugars.

Is it OK to drink carrot juice everyday?

Too much carrot juice can cause some problems. The Canadian food guide now recommends choosing whole fruits and vegetables over juice on a daily basis, and that whole foods shouldn't be replaced with juice. Consider it a treat rather than something served daily or multiple times a day.

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Several glasses of orange coloured juice in small cups.
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Carrot Juice

How to make carrot juice at home with either a blender or juicer. This easy juice is made with carrots, oranges, and ginger for a lightly sweet drink.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Sophie

Equipment

  • Blender or juicer
  • Nut milk bag or layered cheesecloth

Ingredients

  • 5 large carrots no need to peel
  • 2 navel oranges peeled
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger no need to peel

Instructions

  • To make in a blender, layer by adding the oranges closest to the blades, followed by the carrots and ginger. Add ¼ cup of water. Blend on high speed until very smooth, then strain through a nut milk bag.
    5 large carrots, 2 navel oranges, 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger
  • For a normal juicer, simply add as usual and extract the juice.

Notes

This makes about a litre of juice (4 cups).
If your carrots are small use a few more.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 419mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 15208IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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