Carrot juice is an immensely popular and delicious beverage rich in vitamins, beta carotene, magnesium, B, C, D & E, iron, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, and sodium.
Carrot juice benefits your skin, hair, nails, and liver, as well as your kidney function, so making carrot juice at home really is a wise way to provide your body with all the nutrients it needs. If you’re trying to lose weight, adding carrot juice to your diet can also help suppress your appetite.
The same goes for people who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, or prostate problems. In addition, women who are breastfeeding can benefit greatly from adding carrot juice to their diet. It’s really very simple to make carrot and orange juice using just these four ingredients: carrots, orange peel, watermelon, and salt.
First, get out all of the carrots and orange peel that you can. I recommend cutting them up into little pieces, about the size of rice chips. Put the pieces in a large bowl, add a little watermelon and carrot juice, some honey, a bit of lemon juice, not too much! Stir to mix well. Let this mixture sit for about half an hour before serving.
For the second step, get out the precise juice extract. This is probably the most difficult ingredient to work with when making juices because it has to be made into a slurry first. You will need about five parts ginger to one part precise juice. So, it takes approximately three minutes to make this slurry. Take note that centrifugal juicers perform well with carrots.
When your carrot and precise mixture are done, it’s ready to go! Simply transfer it into your juicer, press the button on the machine, and press start. The only thing you’ll have to keep in mind is that when you’re dealing with carrot and precise extract, there is an abundance of sugar, so be careful not to overdo it.
Otherwise, the end result may be a luscious, thick, sticky treat. For the last third step in making carrot and orange juice, we’ll take a look at making a simple syrup. Simple syrup is a great way to cut down on the amount of time that you need to prepare this sweet treat.
It’s just like the orangeade that you can buy in any store – except it has a much lower level of fructose. (I recommend getting the stuff from the Asian food section instead.) You simply pour some orange juice into a blender, add some simple syrup, pour it into a mug, stir it up, pour it into your glasses, and enjoy your refreshment.
It’s much healthier than the other methods I’ve mentioned here but will still taste good. Now let’s touch on the vitamin c in carrot juice contains. Most people know that vitamin c is required to avoid colds, but did you know that it can also help prevent heart disease?
Vitamin c supplements can be purchased in any vitamin aisle in any drugstore and are easy to swallow. On top of that, there is some evidence that eating foods high in vitamin c helps lower cholesterol, which is good for the heart and many other parts of the body as well.
Last but not least, carrots themselves are a great source of carotenoids. Carotenoids are highly concentrated antioxidants, which are associated with lowering cholesterol levels and preventing cancer. Interestingly, vitamin C is made by the same process that produces vitamin A.
That means that either vitamin C comes from natural sources or that the fruits themselves are fortified with vitamin A. Either way, the benefits of this antioxidant are clear. So when you’re ready to make carrot juice for yourself, keep the above facts in mind.
Make sure you use a quality juicer that uses a filter to ensure the nutrients are removed. Invest in a quality vegetable brush so that your carrot pulp doesn’t end up with a sticky film on the spoon. Wash the fruit and squeeze it fresh with a vegetable brush before adding it to the juicer. And last but not least, eat lots of carrots!