Carrot juice made with fresh carrots, oranges and ginger

Carrot Juice Recipe with Blender & Juicer

By Swasthi on March 4, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Carrot Juice Recipe – There’s nothing like this fresh glass of homemade carrot orange juice! Loaded with the goodness of vitamins and minerals, this simple and quick drink is made with fresh carrots, oranges and ginger. Boost your immunity with the nature’s best foods in the simplest way. Make this refreshing Carrot juice in a blender or a juicer with my easy recipe. I also share a few combinations of this juice.


Carrot Juice made with fresh carrots, oranges and ginger

Once you begin to make your own I am sure you won’t like those store bought or even the juice bar versions of carrot juice.

Carrot Juice

Carrot is one of the most versatile root vegetables and is used in so many ways. It is used in stir fry dishes, curries, soups and is also eaten as a salad. Fresh carrots can be simply peeled and eaten raw or even grilled. But if you are trying to increase your consumption of carrots, especially in the raw form, this carrot juice is the best!

No doubt juicing carrots is the best way to provide vital nutrients to our body. Research has proven that consuming carrots regularly or often help in improving the eye health, reduces stress, builds immunity & is great to keep away cold and flu. (Please use google search for more info)

If you have never tasted fresh carrot juice, I am sure may be be wondering how this tastes like. Pure carrot juice tastes earthy and sometimes with strong pungent and mild bitter tones. But not every one likes the plain version.

Carrot orange juice tastes delicious, naturally sweet & tangy with very mild earthy flavor. It is lighter on the tummy and won’t give you digestive issues. Fresh juice is alkaline and can help folks with digestive or acidity problems.

This 3 ingredient juice is our family favorite for the past 6 years! We simply love it. Carrot and oranges make a perfect pair in both juice and smoothies, complementing each other’s flavors and taste.

For more Fruit juice recipes, you may like to check
Apple juice
Orange juice
Pomegranate juice
Grape juice
Watermelon juice

How to Make Carrot Juice (Stepwise photos)

Preparation

1. Rinse carrots very well under running water. Scrub them with a vegetable scrub and rinse. Cut off both the ends. It is ideal to soak carrots for at least 30 minutes in clean water. This way extracting juice from carrots is easier and the quality is much better. However you may skip this if you have a high speed blender. To use a slow juicer, I highly recommend this.

If making juice in a blender use 250 grams. If you want to use more carrots, you have to blend them in batches unless you have a very large blender.

soaking carrots in water

2. Optionally peel the carrots. I prefer to peel them.

peeled carrots for juicing

3. Chop them to 1 to 1½ inch pieces.

chopped carrots

In a Blender

4. Add them to a blender. If you want you may add a small piece of peeled ginger. If making for kids, leave out ginger they may not like it.

carrots in a blender

5. My recipe uses 3 large oranges, about 1 cup (for 2 servings). You need to add some liquid to extract the juice from carrots. It is okay to add water but adds no nutrition. Also orange juice masks the strong flavor (pungent and bitter tones) of carrots. You can also add coconut water to replace orange juice.

pouring orange juice for carrot orange juice

6. Add some ice cubes, about 4 to 6. Ice cubes prevents your carrot juice from turning warm or hot. Heat destroys nutrients so it is ideal to use ice cubes or fruit juice cubes.

add ice cubes to make carrot juice

7. Blend until all the carrots are smooth.

blended veggies

8. Place a strainer over a bowl. Strain the carrot juice and press down with a cup to extract most of the liquid. It is not a very easy task, you have to press down with some force. Alternately you may use a cheese cloth or a nut bag but somehow I feel this is easier and cleaner.

straining juice

9. This is how your blender carrot juice looks like.

strained carrot juice made in a bowl

Pour to serving glasses.

Carrot juice served in a mason jar

Carrot Orange Smoothie: Experts suggest consuming fruit juices in moderation as they are devoid of fibers. But we have no problem with this combo. On occasions we make the carrot orange smoothie with a banana and coconut water. For a change you may try that as well.

Carrot Juice in a Slow Juicer

10. If using a slow juicer, I highly recommend chopping and soaking the carrots. You don’t want your juicer to jam and get clogged. The extraction is much better with soaked carrots.

arrange slow juicer

11. Add the carrots one after the other to the chute. Remember it is a slow juicer, you need to be slow and don’t add a lot of pieces at one time. I did not add anything else for this batch except lemon juice. If you want you may add some deseeded oranges, chopped celery or cucumbers. To deseed oranges easily check this Orange Juice post.

add chopped carrots in juicer chute

12. Fill your juice in the jug or pitcher. You may dilute this with any other juices if you want.

slow carrot juice in a jug

There is a change in the color due to different lighting sources. This keeps good in the refrigerator for 2 days.

Combinations

Carrot & Wheatgrass: My husband is a Juicing Enthusiast & keeps experimenting plenty of combos for himself. I often seen him enjoy wheatgrass carrot and orange juice. If you have been experimenting Wheatgrass Shots or Wheatgrass Juice, you may first try adding a bit of wheatgrass while you juice your carrots.

The color won’t be appealing but you won’t smell the wheatgrass so strong.

Cucumber and carrots make a wonderful combination. This combo works well for people with digestion problems as this is easier and lighter to digest.

carrots and cucumber

Carrots and celery is another common combination you will find in the juicer books. I prefer to go with 3 parts of carrots and 1 part celery.

celery and carrots in a bowl to juice

Pro Tips

For the best carrot juice, make sure you use young carrots, baby carrots are even better. Avoid using carrots that have been harvested long time ago or that have been in the super market shelves for several days/weeks. These taste woody, have plenty of coarse fibres and less sweet flavour. Try buying the freshest produce from the farmers markets or the vegetable markets.

Oranges like any other citrus fruits are high in vitamin C and help boost the immunity naturally. If you do not like tangy juice, use sweet oranges. Not all fruits go well with carrot, so we mostly make this with sweet oranges, Asian pears, lemons, Grapefruit, Tangerines & Calamansi.

Citrus fruits, ginger, honey, fresh turmeric root and basil are some of the ingredients you can try to add to this drink.

If you prefer chilled juice, always chill the ingredients first and then use. Do not chill after they are juiced as there will be loss of nutrients due to oxidization. The taste is not the same.

Slow Juicer Vs Blender

carrot juice

The taste of any juice made in a slow juicer is much superior than made in a blender. For this particular recipe, you can use any juicer or even a blender. But making this juice in a blender is much different, as carrots are fibrous veggie that have lesser moisture/ juice levels.

So carrots are blended with water or some liquid and then the juice is extracted through a cheese cloth or a fine sieve. Add as much water as required.

Related Recipes

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carrot juice recipe

Carrot Juice Recipe

Fresh carrot juice is healthy, delicious and is great to have with breakfast. Including some citrus fruits for juicing the carrots helps in boosting the nutrition levels and also improves absorption of nutrients.
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For best results follow the step-by-step photos above the recipe card

Prep Time40 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time40 minutes
Servings2
AuthorSwasthi

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

To Make in Blender

  • 250 grams carrots (9 ounce, 3 medium carrots)
  • 4 to 8 ice cubes or fruit ice (use as required)
  • ½ inch ginger (optional)
  • 3 large oranges (or 1 cup orange juice or coconut water)

To Make in Juicer

  • 500 grams carrots fresh & tender (1.1 pounds)
  • 1 inch ginger peeled (reduce to ½ for kids or leave out)
  • 3 large oranges (or celery stalks or cucumbers, optional)

Instructions

Preparation

  • Wash carrots under running water. Use a vegetable scrub or brush to clean them. Rinse well. If you want you may peel them.
  • Cut off both the ends and optionally soak the carrots in clean water for 30 mins. This helps in better extraction of juice. Later chop them to 1 to 1½ inch pieces.
  • Rinse and Peel the ginger if using. Wash and peel oranges. Halve them and remove the pith & seeds from the center to avoid bitter taste.

How to make Carrot Juice in a Blender

  • Add the chopped carrots, half inch peeled ginger, ice cubes & deseeded oranges. [You can also extract orange juice separately and pour it here]
  • Blend until smooth adding more ice if the juice looks too thick. If it is too thick you won't be able to strain it so add more ice or liquid.
  • Place a fine strainer over a bowl and pour this juice in small batches to the strainer. (Check step by step photos in the post)
  • Use a strong spoon and then a cup, keep pressing it down to extract most of the juice. Make sure you use a fine strainer.
  • Serve carrot juice fresh and immediately.

How to Make Carrot Juice in a juicer

  • Run your juicer. Slowly add the carrots, ginger and oranges to the chute.
  • Collect the juice from the juice spout on your juicer. Serve it immediately.

Notes

  1. To enjoy chilled juice, freeze the veggies & fruits for an hour and then juice them.
  2. You may substitute oranges with 2 to 3 Asian pears or 5 to 6 tangerines or 2 lemons + 1 cup water.
  3. If using blender try it in smaller quantities.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Juice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106
% Daily Value*
Sodium 172mg7%
Potassium 800mg23%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 41765IU835%
Vitamin C 20.5mg25%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Carrot Juice Recipe with Blender & Juicer

About Swasthi

I’m Swasthi Shreekanth, the recipe developer, food photographer & food writer behind Swasthi’s Recipes. My aim is to help you cook great Indian food with my time-tested recipes. After 2 decades of experience in practical Indian cooking I started this blog to help people cook better & more often at home. Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook I am sure Swasthi’s Recipes will assist you to enhance your cooking skills.

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what does one do after using a juicer to extrect the carrot juice
where can one use the left over pulp ? please advise your ideas

rgds;iqbal

i can’ t see the pic only for carrot juice

Hi Swathi!
Should the lemon be added just like that? Wont it get bitter?
Or is it just the lon juice?

Please help with recipes and methods

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I received a juicer as a gift from my boyfriend and this is the first juice I made. I loved it, light and refreshing and I love the color.

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Shalom Swasthi,

I love you juice recipes. I found your site yesterday as I was looking for Biblical foods.
I made the Carrot Juice this morning and it looks and smells great! Would love to post a photo of finished Carrot Juice. Going to make the Promegranate next. Shalom. Shalom.

I would like to get Indian cooking recipes to make my life sweet.

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Hi Swasthi, m giving this carrot juice to my 3 year old daughter. Can I give her this daily and can I add honey to sweeten it??

Not daily??

Thanks

Carrot juice given daily may cause hypervitaminosis A
It gives a yellowish colouration to the skin

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Tanz alot