Fresh Carrot Ginger Juice + Benefits

For a morning immune-system-boosting drink, try fresh carrot ginger juice! You only need three ingredients, but you can add more for additional flavor. This drink is a source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The fresh ginger helps to balance out the sweet carrot flavor to create a refreshing drink.

Two glasses of carrot juice.

If you are looking for a flavor-packed, loaded with nutrition drink, this carrot ginger juice recipe is the one for you! It is an addictive juice, one that you will crave every morning. With a natural sweetness, adding honey to this juice is optional. You can discard the pulp from the carrot, add it to a smoothie, or compost it.

Even though carrot juice benefits are wide-ranging, people new to juicing might find the taste different from regular fruity blends. Carrots are also sweet, just a different kind of sweet. The best part is that you can make carrot ginger juice without a juicer!

Eating vs. Juicing

Homemade juice is a fast method of getting nutrients into your body simultaneously. However, the downside of juicing is that they aren’t too filling compared with eating solid carrots.

While preparing carrot juice with spicy ginger, juicing will decrease the nutrient intake in the pulp and the skin. On the other hand, eating carrots will maximize your fiber and nutrient consumption. 

Both these methods offer essential nutrients the body requires to fight disease. Nevertheless, juicing will give you more of those nutrients. Vegetables are high in phytochemicals that are known to protect cells from damage and assist in fighting ailments.

A glass of carrot juice with ginger.

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Juicing Two Ways

There are two common ways to juice: a juicer or a blender. Both have their pros and cons. Juicing in a juicer creates thicker juice, but it takes many more carrots to produce a glass of juice. On the other hand, juicing in a blender takes a lot fewer carrots to produce a glass, but water is needed for the blender to work. Creating a watery drink. I strongly prefer using high-performance blenders to reduce food waste.

Two glasses of carrot juice, one from a blender and one from a juicer.

Using a Juicer

Juicing gives a superior taste and texture, which is why it is so popular. I have owned a Breville juicer for over ten years, which is still strong.

  • Prep the carrots and ginger.
    • Start by cleaning the carrots. You can scrub them or peel off the skin. If you have time, soak the carrots in water for 30 minutes. This will make the juicing process easier.
    • Clean your ginger and peel it. Chop it into uniform chunks and feed it to the juicer’s chute.
  • Cut off the ends, and then cut the carrots in a size that will fit your juicer’s chute.
  • Feed the carrots through the chute to extract the juice. Then add the ginger.
  • You can also add lemon juice to enhance and balance the flavor.

Using a High-Performance Blender

Carrot ginger juice made in a high-speed blender is also delicious. Here is how to make it in a blender:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender – Add ½ cup of water to get the ingredients to blend.
  • Blend – Use the blend or other high-speed setting
  • Strain the pulp – Do not forget this step, as it is essential. Press the juice through a fine strainer, either mesh or sieve. I like adding a small bowl and pressing as much liquid as possible. A cheesecloth is also helpful for straining carrot juice.

Juicing tips

  • Flavor Packed – Use young carrots or baby carrots for a stronger flavor.
  • Soaking – Soak the carrots before juicing. This will soften the carrot and allow you to extract more juice. I recommend soaking carrots in the refrigerator for cold and softer for the best of both worlds.
  • Cold Juice – Carrot juice tastes best fresh. For this reason, I recommend chilling the carrots rather than the juice.
  • Nutrients – Fresh juice has the most nutrients. The longer it is left or refrigerated, the more flavor and color will change. Carrot juice flavor will also begin to change.

Combinations

Carrot ginger juice offers a wide range of benefits. However, adding various ingredients can improve the taste and reap far more nutrients. Naturally, you will have to be careful with the combinations. If you love experimenting, then try out these delicious flavor pairings.

A glass of carrot juice and an apple and mint next to the glass.

Carrot Ginger Juice + turmeric

Carrot Ginger Turmeric Juice is a dense, bright, and refreshing juice. This combination is packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients and is bound to offer immune-boosting properties. To make this, add 1/2 teaspoon to the recipe below.

Carrot Ginger Juice + Apple

When you add apples to carrot juice with ginger, it provides a sweetened taste. Carrot apple ginger juice is a delicious blend of flavors.

Carrot Ginger Juice + Orange

If you are new to juicing, homemade carrot, orange, and ginger juice is the best place to start. It is loaded with nutrients and flavor and has a bright color. It is the perfect summer drink to nourish and refresh you throughout the day. With only five ingredients, this juice will boost your immune system and keep you hydrated. The juice is sweet, slightly tangy, and perfect for helping fight any seasonal bugs. I recommend using fresh oranges instead of store-bought orange juice for maximum benefits.

Carrot Ginger Juice + Apple and Beet Root

Beets give this juice an incredible color, and the apple makes your drink wonderfully sweet. Combining these ingredients in carrot juice with ginger is an excellent idea. Beets lower blood pressure, and ginger will improve the heart.

Carrot Ginger Juice+ Celery

Carrot ginger with celery is a great way to consume celery with a mild, sweet flavor. This combination usually adds apples, making it a hydrating drink. You can make the juice in a blender or a juicer.

Carrots and carrot shreds.
Two glasses of carrot juice.

Fresh Carrot Ginger Juice + Benefits

If you are looking for a flavor-packed, loaded with nutrition drink, then this carrot ginger juice recipe is the one for you! It is an addictive juice, one that you will crave every morning. With a naturally sweet flavor, adding honey to this juice is optional. You can discard the pulp from the carrot, add it to a smoothie, or compost it.
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Course: All Day, Breakfast
Cuisine: all
Servings: 2 drinks (1.5 cups)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Equipment

  • Juicer
  • High Performance Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1 fresh ginger, 1-inch section
  • 1 squeeze lemon (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or blue agave (optional)

Instructions

  • Soak carrots for 10 minutes in cold water (optional). Then cut the ends off the carrots and cut them into 2-inch pieces.

Juicer Instructions

  • Feed the carrots down the chute until processed. Add the knob of ginger (peeled or unpeeled). Pour the juice into a glass. Add lemon and/or honey to the glass once juiced. Enjoy!

High Performance Blender Instructions

  • Place the carrots, ginger, and 1/2 cup of water in the blender. Pour through a strainer or cheesecloth. Press to extract as much juice as possible. Pour the juice into a glass. Add lemon and/or honey to the glass once juiced. Enjoy!

Notes

Juice from a juicer will be closer to 1 cup vs. 1.5 cups from a blender.  See the blog post for the pros and cons of both methods. 
I strongly suggest using a high-performance blender.  A traditional blender might not be strong enough to juice the carrots. 
 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Fresh Carrot Ginger Juice + Benefits
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
128
Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Sodium
 
209
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
30
g
10
%
Fiber
 
9
g
38
%
Sugar
 
14
g
16
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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