How to Make Carrot Juice with a Juicer?- The Complete Guide
Most of us have an affection towards carrots. Like who hasn’t seen the Looney Toons? Even today children try to copy Bugs Bunny while eating carrots.
However, humans always try to taste foods in a different way. Hence, we have different recipes for the same food. These recipes bring out different tastes and everything.
So, in the case of carrots, you can try out making carrot juice once in a while.
- 1 Now the question comes, how to make carrot juice?
Now the question comes, how to make carrot juice?
Well, to be honest, there are a couple of ways to make carrot juice. But making carrot juice with a juicer is the best way out there. Because in this process the nutritional value of carrot juice remains intact.
But there’s a catch-
Even carrot juice has variations. You can try out different recipes according to your taste buds.
Now if you feel confused and all, don’t be. We’re here to hold your back.
Here we have discussed generic carrot juicing method, recipes, and carrot juice benefits to help you out.
Now, let’s jump right into the details-
The Generic Carrot Juicing Method:
Welcome to the generic method of juicing those beloved carrots. This method has 6 steps. We’ve gathered up different recipes and found these common steps. After that, we have tried our best to describe those in a super-easy way.
Now, let’s get going with those steps-
Step 1: Choosing Carrots for Juicing
This is a big step. You cannot just choose any carrots. Remember, what you eat is what you become. So, if you want to get the highest taste and nutrition, then choose the best carrots.
The best carrots will have some features. You can choose the carrots based on those features. So, let’s take a peek-
Feature 1: Rigidity and Inflexibility
We suggest that you choose only the firm and rigid carrots out there. There are actually two methods for testing the rigidity of carrots.
- Squeeze the carrot and see if it’s soft in the middle. See if you can bend the carrot in the middle.
- Take a small bite and see if it makes a crunch sound.
If your carrot doesn’t bend and if it makes a crunch sound, then congratulations! You have a fresh and healthy carrot.
Feature 2: Gouge Free
It’s common to find big gouges in carrots. These gouges lose their color and look almost grey. While making carrot juice, it’s better if you cut that part out. So, if you want to avoid this hassle, then choose one without gouges.
Feature 3: Straight Shaped
Using miss-shaped carrots is okay. Those don’t ruin the juice taste or anything. However, don’t forget to scrub out any popped-up crevices in the carrot. However, it’s better to choose the straight ones to avoid extra hassles.
Step 2: Wash the Chosen Carrots
Carrots are actually roots of trees. So, it’s pretty common to have dirt on those. Now, we don’t think that humans are capable of eating much dirt. And unwashed carrots carry a pretty high amount of dirt with those.
That’s not all-
Unwashed carrots may also carry fertilizers with those. And both natural and chemical fertilizers are capable of making you sick.
We believe now you feel the importance of washing carrots before juicing those be it natural or not. So, wash your carrots before putting them onto any use.
Step 3: Chop off Tops
To be honest it doesn’t matter. If your taste buds can handle it then we have no problems with it.
There’s a rumor about carrot tops that these are toxic. Well, these are not. If you feel too lazy to chop those off, then don’t. See how it tastes to you. After doing that send us a review. Maybe we’ll consider it after that.
Step 4: Chop the Body
Carrots are strong. These are rich in fiber. So, unless you have a powerful juicer, you cannot avoid chopping.
Putting in whole carrots might result in a jammed juicer.
However, there’s no need to make thin and small cuts. Remember, you’re making carrot juice not putting those on salads.
So, chop up rough chunks of 1-2 inches. Your juicer will handle the rest.
Step 5: Put Carrot Chunks into the Juicer
Preparation time is over. Let’s get into the real deal now.
Ironically the real part is the easiest here. Your juicer will pour out carrot juice from its other end. The only work you can do here is to get containers.
Get a juice jug and a pulp container before you start that juicer of yours. Forget these and you’ll have a nice mess all-around your place.
Step 6: Try out Adding Filtered Water
This step too depends upon your taste buds. Take a small sip from the raw juice at first. If you like raw juice, then there’s no need to add water. But many people don’t like the taste of this raw juice.
For those people, we have this step.
So, how to add water?
At first, take half glass raw carrot juice. Then start adding filtered water bit by bit. Stir properly and take a sip. If you still don’t like this taste, then keep on mixing water. You’ll like it at some point.
And this ends our answer to ‘how to do carrot juice?’.
Our Favorite Carrot Juice Recipes:
There are hundreds of carrot juice recipes. Now, you must have a question, how did we choose from all those recipes.
Well, we did a preliminary analysis based on popularity and everything. From there we brought out 20 recipes. Next, we tested those recipes individually. 20 days, 20 recipes. We marked those and have prepared a list of 5 recipes based on the marks.
So, let’s go through the list of fresh carrot juice recipes-
This is also called as the orange carrot ginger juice. From this juice, you’ll get a vitamin C boost. As a result, you’ll find a body ready to fight some of the most lethal germs out there.
Well by now you must have guessed the ingredients for this juice. Still, we’re listing up those ingredient names-
- 4 Carrots (Choose through following our method)
- 2” of Ginger
- 1 Orange
Trust us peeled gingers are a must here. The ginger skin can actually ruin the taste for you. It tastes so bad that you can give this a dare to a friend.
Next in peeling the orange. Try to put down range seeds. But no worries if you can’t leave all of that behind. A few seeds won’t change your juice taste by a lot.
After the peeling put these into the juicer along with the carrot chunks. Turn the juicer on and serve.
Yeah, the name does justice too. It really helps out people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
- 4 chosen carrots
- 1 cup or 8 oz red cabbage
- 2 large apples
Chop the apples and carrots into rough chunks. Put these into the juicer. Pour the cabbage.
Turn on the juicer and serve after done.
We are not sure actually why this was named straight up. We guess that this is a straight cut method. But we’re sure about one thing. That is- Straight up is one tasty recipe.
- 4-6 carrots
Just like before, cut down a bit and let the juicer do the rest.
We don’t know why but this gives out a sudden boost of energy.
- 4 carrots chosen through our described method
- 1 peeled orange
- A ¾ cup of beetroot
- ½ cup strawberries
Cut down the carrots at first and put the chunks inside the juicer. Next, cut up that beetroot. You can also use a shredder to shred beetroot. This way it’ll be easier to measure 3/4th of a cup.
Throwdown the peeled oranges and strawberries.
Turn on the juicer and serve when ready.
Healthy Virgin Bloody Mary
It’s named this way because of the juice color. It goes super red after getting out of the juicer.
- 3 Carrots
- 2 Radishes
- 15 cherry tomatoes
You know the drill.
Cut down the carrots. It’ll be better if you could cut the radishes and tomatoes into 2 parts.
Next, throw all these into the juicer. Serve when done.
Special Carrot Juice Recipes:
Till now we have explored our top marked recipes on how to make carrot juice. But that’s not the end there. We have 2 additional carrot juice recipes for you. These are different in the sense that these have country origins.
Interesting right? We thought that too. Hence, we put these especially in here.
However, don’t think that these recipes taste bad. It’s just that these are special.
So, let’s not waste any more time-
Carrot Juice Recipe Indian Style
Indians are famous for their foods. They have many famous foods made out of carrots. So, we looked for Indian carrot juice recipe and we weren’t surprised.
- 8 to 8 carrots
- 2 glasses of chilled water
- Sugar as required
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
At first, process the carrots just as we explained before. Cut those carrots into rough chunks.
Put those chunks inside the juicer and turn it on.
Once the juice gets ready, pour it into a large jug. Pour the chilled water and add sweetener. Use any sweetener according to your preference. Also, you have control about measurements.
Stir the mixture. Once done with the stirring, you can pour it into glasses.
Before serving, add half tbsp lemon juice into each glass. However, you can use 1 tbsp lemon juice into 1 glass too. Just see if you can take in the sourness.
Stir properly before serving. By the way, this recipe is for two servings only.
Jamaican Carrot Juice Recipe
This one is pretty famous throughout the world. Not only Jamaicans love it but also people from different ethnicities adore this recipe. This carrot juice is refreshing and super tasty. So, how to make Jamaican carrot juice? Let’s look at it-
- 2 pounds of carrots
- 14 oz condensed milk
- 5 cups of water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- Rum (optional and according to your preference)
At first, follow our usual recipe step of peeling and chopping carrots. Put those carrots into the juicer. Pour down the juice into a jug.
Pour down that condensed milk onto the juice. Add 1 tsp vanilla extract. Add up the nutmeg and start stirring.
Stir until everything mixes together and there’s no condensed milk at the bottom of the jug.
Add rum if you wish.
Voila! You have made the Jamaican style carrot juice.
Some Extra Tips:
Different juicers give out
Different juice amounts. Both the masticating and cold-press juicers have a pretty better yield or output. On the other hand, the centrifugal juicers are fast but are a bit low on the output.
The rule of thumb is that 1 pound of carrots produces around a cup of juice.
Carrot juice starts oxidizing instantly after getting in touch with air. Just like that, it starts losing valuable nutrients. This happens even faster if you’ve used a high centrifugal juicer. So, drink it as fast as possible. Make sure that you drink it within 24 hours of juice preparation.
Peel if you want
There is a debate going on about peeling carrots. Some say the peels have a lot of nutrients and some say those nutrients are negligible. In the end, it’s on you whether you want to consume it or not.
We are at the edge of our journey through the carrot juice world. By now we believe that you know everything related to how to make carrot juice at home.
If you haven’t tried it out yet, then don’t wait long. Don’t miss out on this super beneficial drink. Even if you’re not interested in the benefits part, drink up this for the taste alone.
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