Sunday, October 5, 2014

Carrot Juice

I love our sweet Alaska carrots and eat them until they run out, then I go on a carrot deprivation diet.  I freeze some for use in soups and such but carrots that are shipped here from elsewhere just do not taste the same.  I stock pile them in the fall for soups, snacks, salads, and juicing.

Today I made a new for me juice combo and it tastes really good.

4 carrots chopped with peels left on
1 small green apple, cut up
1 TBSP size chunk of ginger peeled
2 small cuties peeled
1/2 cup water
two handfuls of ice

Blend thoroughly adding the hot water when it get thick and the ice at the end to cool it down and thin it our a little more. It tastes sweet, but not too sweet and is filling. Makes a nice refreshing snack. It made about 4 cups of juice. 

I recommend drinking it right away so you get all the nutrients and to prevent loss of vitamin and mineral content through oxidation..  By blending instead of juicing you get the fiber which is good for your digestive system.
 
Here is a link to the health benefits of carrots.

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