This freshly squeezed orange carrot juice is vibrant, refreshing, immune-boosting, and wonderful for skin and hair health, packed with vitamins A and C. Plus, this recipe used just two ingredients and is ready in minutes!
Make sure you properly clean and scrub your carrots (I usually do this immediately after buying them, so I don't have to do this step each time I want to use carrots, then I rinse them before using).
Chop the carrots if needed to fit your juicer chute.
To prepare the oranges, peel them and optionally remove as much of the white pith as you can (as it can cause the juice to be more bitter- though I usually skip this step and haven't had issues).
Feed the carrots then oranges into your juicer. Mix the juice and enjoy it!
With A Blender
All you need to do is chop up the carrots into 1-2" pieces and peel and pull apart the orange segments, remove the seeds and then add to your high-powered blender with a little water (about 1/4 cup), and blend, blend, blend.
Sieve the resulting pulpy juice through a sieve or nut milk bag, and enjoy it!
You can save the remaining pulp from both methods to add to smoothies, soups, stews, muffins, etc. Plus, the pulp is freezable, too (just in case you won't use it immediately).
Carrot orange ginger juice is a classic combo- so feel free to add a little bit of ginger. I suggest starting with 1/2" of ginger root to begin and increasing, to taste. It adds a wonderful spice and warm flavor, as well as tons of health benefits.
The variety of orange that you use will affect the flavor/sweetness of the final juice.
If you like juice with pulp then you can spoon some back into the juice. This will also provide extra nutrients and fiber.
For chilled juice: I prefer this juice when chilled but also like drinking it immediately to make the most of the nutrients. For an immediate chilled option, you can chill the ingredients in the fridge overnight before juicing (or in the freezer for 30-40 minutes).
If you find the juice needs a little extra sweetness, then feel free to add a little of your favorite natural sweetener; maple, agave, or for a sugar-free option, then erythritol could work. Alternatively, juice a little apple too for natural sweetness and flavor.
Optional Add-ins: Luckily, orange and carrot juice both pair wonderfully with several other flavors. lemon/lime, mint, spinach, turmeric, parsley, pineapple, celery, etc. Depending on what health benefits you're wanting and what flavor- experiment with different ingredients and amounts.
For anyone with any health issues regarding blood-sugar levels, it's best to consult with a doctor before starting to juice often- to make sure they're safe to drink.