This freshly squeezed carrot and ginger juice refreshing, light, yet with a little zing, and packed with health benefits! All you need are just two ingredients and a few minutes of your time to make this morning immune-system boosting pick-me-up!
First, scrub/clean your carrots* well. I tend to do this immediately after buying them, so I don't have to do this each time I want to use a carrot.
Chop the carrots to a size that fits your juicer chute and then begin to feed the carrots through the chute.
How To Make Ginger Juice
To prepare the ginger, first, scrub it well to clean it ( optionally, you can peel it- though organic ginger can be left unpeeled).
Chop it into pieces that fit your juicer chute if necessary, then feed into the chute. ( In fact, I have a ginger juice recipe post)
Once juiced, mix the combined juice, and it's ready to enjoy!Optionally, you could add some lemon too (peel and then place the amount you want to add into the juicer chute.
To Use A Blender
If you want to make this juice with a (high-speed) blender, then you'll need to peel and chop the carrots into 1-2" pieces, add the chopped, peeled ginger, and then add around 1/4-1/2 cup of water to the blender too ( to help it blend without diluting the juice TOO much).Blend it until pureed. It will look like a thick smoothie consistency.
Then sieve the juice. You can do this through a sieve, using a spoon to help press the juice out. Alternatively, use a nut milk bag and lightly squeeze it to get the juice out. Enjoy!
How To Store
Carrot juice is best consumed immediately for the highest amount of nutrients. Though you can store leftover carrot ginger juice in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days if needed.You can freeze the juice too - though it separates when thawing so is then best used for culinary uses like dressings, etc. You could also pop a few of the carrot ginger juice ice-cubes into smoothies.
* There's no need to peel the carrots if organic - though peeled carrots can lead to brighter, sweeter juice.
Don't throw away the leftover fibrous juice pulp because this is still usable too!. Add it to smoothies, baked goods (like carrot cake and muffins or crackers), and other drink recipes. The pulp is also freezable.
Juicing ginger yields about 70-80% of its weight so 2.3 ounces/65 gr yields about 1.6 ounces/50 ml.