This fresh homemade carrot ginger juice with oranges is sweet, zesty and high in vitamins and immunity boosting power with carrots, oranges and ginger. Make this recipe in a blender.
Homemade carrot ginger juice with oranges is wonderful both in flavor and nutritional power. And nutritionally they are stronger together. The vitamin C from the orange juice helps the body absorb more vitamin A from the carrot juice. And the ginger helps them both boost the body's immunity. That's teamwork!
Why You'll Love Carrot Ginger Juice
Nutritious juice. Carrot juice is packed with health-promoting nutrients and readily available to your body in the form of a blended juice. Ginger adds tang to the juice and boosts your body's immune system.
Carrots. Fresh and raw are best, but frozen is good too. Any form works, although shredded will make your blender work less hard.
Oranges. Any fresh oranges, peeled. Navel, mandarins, clementines.
Ginger. Fresh ginger root is best. Wash well, chop or grate. Or add some homemade ginger juice.
See the recipe card at the bottom for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Step by Step Instructions
For more detail, visit the complete and printable recipe at the bottom of this post, but here are general steps.
Step 1: Wash the carrots. Peel oranges. Wash, chop or grate the fresh ginger.
Step 2: Add all the ingredients into a blender and process about a minute to create a smooth texture.
Step 3: Add the mixture to a fine mesh strainer and pour it through, pressing with a spoon or spatula to capture as much liquid as possible. That's your juice.
Step 4: Discard the pulp, or freeze it in ice cube trays and add a cube or two to smoothies for extra fiber. Enjoy your juice!
Serving suggestions: Serve your juice chilled or over ice for best flavor.
When to drink: The best time to drink carrot juice is in the morning when your body is dehydrated and will readily absorb the nutrients. Drink within 24 hours for optimum nutrition.
Mocktail or cocktail: Add sparkling water or a shot of vodka.
Carrot Ginger Juice Benefits
- Orange carrots: High in beta carotene, converts to vitamin A for vision, growth, and immune function. Other colors also include antioxidants, and support healthy blood pressure. [source]
- Lemons: Vitamin C for skin health and immunity.
- Ginger: Antioxidant gingerols, fights oxidative damage, and has anti-inflammatory properties.
No, you should scrub the carrots so the obvious dirt is removed, but you don't need to scrap off the skin.
Yes, but don't exceed 4 ounces a day to avoid getting too much beta-carotene which is good for you generally, but too much can cause an orange tinge from over-consumption of beta-carotene.
Blender juices have more fiber and the machine is accessible and easy to clean. Juicers create a clearer juice, but the machine is expensive, only useful for one task and is hard to clean.
It takes about 10 long carrots or 3 cup of small carrots to get 1 cup carrot juice.
Yes, while carrot juice has natural sugars, it doesn't have fiber which would slow sugar absorption, so that is another reason to be careful how much carrot juice you drink daily.
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Carrot Ginger Juice with Oranges
- 3 cups carrots, raw chopped or grated
- 1 cup orange segments, no peel
- 1 teaspoon ginger root, grated
- ½ cup water
- Wash the carrots. Peel oranges. Wash, chop or grate the fresh ginger.
- Add all the ingredients into a blender and process about a minute to create a smooth texture.*3 cups carrots, raw, 1 cup orange segments, no peel, 1 teaspoon ginger root, grated, ½ cup water
- Add the mixture to a fine mesh strainer and pour it through, pressing with a spoon or spatula to capture as much liquid as possible. That's your juice.
- Discard the pulp, or freeze it in ice cube trays and add a cube or two to smoothies for extra fiber.