You know what happened the other day? One of our team members received a big package from her parents. Roughly two dozen carrots were inside. Apparently, her parents had received the carrots as gifts from one of her relatives and they sent her some just because.
Having no ideas how to make use of all the carrots before they rotted, she brought them to work and pitched the idea of making a carrot recipe. And that actually jogged my memory…
Tired of drinking bitter leafy greens to lose weight? Want a different taste with low calorie intake? Then you should definitely take a look at this easy juice-based drink recipe for carrot apple celery juice. It is super simple and barely takes time to make. I call it the “orange zinger”. You’ll see what I mean once you’ve tasted it.
Other than the fact that this recipe totally requires no serious efforts to make, it is also a very delicious, nutritious and refreshing drink.
Let us break it down!
Carrot juice benefits
Carrots are packed with vitamin A, which is of importance to our health: proper vision, immune function, reproductive health, cell formation and cell communication. Carrot juice also contains antioxidant nutrients, including vitamin C, though at a lower level. Regarding mineral content, carrots are not exactly “rich”. Still, a balanced diet with carrots on the side will help you meet your daily needs.
Most importantly, carrot juice has a light, lovely sweet taste that truly freshens up your drink. If you are not a fan of carrots yet, you will be now! But juicing carrots is a tricky business, especially when you don’t have a good juicer in your kitchen. So… you should really look for a suitable one if you intend to juice vegetables often.
Celery juice benefits
You can find it at 8 out of 10 local grocery stores. Celery is not rare and also a great choice of leafy greens for your diet, thanks to its fat-free, nutrient-rich nature.
One medium stalk of celery offers a decent amount of vitamin A, C, K, minerals such as sodium and potassium, nitrates, antioxidants, and more. Meaning, eating celery, or drinking its juice, actually reduces inflammation, improves digestive function, and assists in regulation of blood pressure. It is also an ample source of manganese, which is needed in the maintenance of brain and nerve function.
Apart from all that, it is the delicate, distinctive flavour that makes it a favorable choice to veggie lovers and juice enthusiasts alike.
Ginger juice benefits
First of all, ginger is straight-up amazing. There is no way around it. Not a single person that I know who has a thing or two for food has dared to speak ill of ginger.
Second of all, symptoms of motion sickness, chemotherapy nausea, inflammation, pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting has been suggested to be well-managed with fresh or powdered ginger. Moreover, researches on its benefit in heart disease and diabetes have also shown promising results.
Finally, the uniquely explosive aroma of this particular root (if you’re not into it yet, it will grow on you, I promise!) certainly adds a factor of “zing” to our mixture.
Apple juice benefits (Well, this should be quick.)
“An apple a day keeps the doctors away”. That just says it all!
Let’s see: nutrition powerhouse, rich in antioxidants, contains phytochemicals which are believed to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, asthma, and more. Apples also contain soluble fiber that is fermented by gut bacteria helping healthy gut flora thrive. I can go on and on about this miracle of a fruit. And a fun fact: apples are apparently a member of the rose family.
Though, the sugar level in apples is somewhat high compared to other fruits like berries, but lower than many tropical fruits. You can really tell the sweetness by just having a taste. A medium size apple (about 182g) has roughly 19g of sugar. So if you are on a low sugar diet, I suggest you use half or a quarter of an apple instead of one whole.
Overall, this is a simple, delicious beverage with low calorie intake.
It should be perfect as a quick glass of refreshment on a hot, humid day (or even a warm normal day. I do love this drink!)
Some ice cubes for an added chill is highly recommended.
Carrot Apple Celery Ginger Juice Recipe
- 14 oz carrot
- 14 oz apple
- 2 oz celery
- 1/2 oz ginger
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 8 oz ice cubes
- Wash everything thoroughly with clean water.
- Peel and cut the carrots into quarters, vertically. Peel the apple and slice them into chunks. Chop the celery ribs into 3 equal parts. Scrape off the skin of the ginger.
- Run all the ingredients through an intoxicating juicer.
- Stir to mix the juice up. Divide the juice into small portions, add ice cubes, and enjoy. Preserve the leftover juice in an airtight jar to avoid oxidation.