Red Carrot Juice gets its color from the beets in it. Carrot juice recipes are all the rage and this one gives you a nutritional punch you are gonna love. It is not only a beautiful red color, it is delicious.
Did you guess that the color of this juice comes from beets? Like carrots, beets come in a rainbow of colors. So, if you want RED carrot juice, be sure to use red beets.
Carrot Juice Nutrition
The nutritional benefits found in carrot juice are impressive. I won't go into all of them here because you can find out more about carrot juice benefits on my Carrot Juice Recipes page.
But a quick overview shows that carrot juice is good for your whole body - eyes, skin, heart, immune system, cancer prevention and much more!
Red Carrot Juice Benefits
The Red Carrot Juice Benefits come directly from the ingredients in the recipe. One ingredient, beets, is a vegetable that many people do not include in their menu planning.
Beets are a vegetables that I did not grow up eating. However, I have learned to enjoy them and even grow them myself in the garden.
Like carrots, beets have a lot of nutrients in a very few calories. They are a good source of vitamin C as well as many other vitamins and mineral.
Using raw beets, as in this recipe, ensures that they keep their nutrients and helps preserve their natural flavor.
- Are loaded with vitamins and minerals while being low in calories and fat
- Can help keep blood pressure in check - They contain a high amounts of nitrates that can help lower blood pressure. (1)
- Help improve your body's oxygen use and improve athletic performance. (2)
- Contain pigments called betalains, that can help with inflammation. (3)
- May help with weight loss - They have a high water content and are low in calories.
- Are good for keeping your skin fresh and glowing. Theyt contain vitamin A,C and K, with copper and potassium which helps in reducing spots and blemishes.
Why You Should Juice Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Juicing removes the fiber from the fruits and veggies you are juicing. This makes the nutrients of the ingredients you are using in the recipe easier for your body to absorb and use.
By drinking a glass of fresh juice, you are giving your body a nutritional punch of concentrated nutrition.
How Long Will Red Carrot Juice Keep?
Red Carrot Juice, like other carrot juice recipes, should be refrigerated immediately after juicing. Fresh juices should be consumed within 24 hours for maximum nutritional benefits.
After juicing, the juice begins to oxidize. The juice will begin to turn a brownish color as it sits and begins to oxidize. That means the nutrients, while still there, are just not as concentrated.
Refrigerating will slow the oxidation process.
Can I Drink Beet Juice and Carrot Juice Daily?
Yes, you can drink beet juice and carrot juice daily. There is no danger to drinking red carrot juice on a daily basis except of course, you are concerned about having better health!
What About the Leftover Pulp?
The pulp from this Red Carrot Juice is like the pulp from other juice recipe and can be used in a number of ways.
Here are my top 3 ways to use pulp from juicing:
- I like to add it to my spaghetti sauce for added flavor, nutrition and sweetness.
- Feeding it to your pets is a good use of it - our cows, chickens and ducks love it!
- Composting the pulp from juicing adds organic matter to it and helps make rich soil for gardening.
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Red Carrot Juice
- 5 carrots
- 2 beets
- 1 apple
- ¼ inch piece ginger
Wash and prepare all ingredients.
Process ingredients through juicer catching the juice.
Wash and prepare all ingredients.
Place ingredients in blender and blend well on high.
Position a muslin cloth or nut milk bag over a container to catch the juice.
Place blender contents into cloth or bag and gently squeeze as much juice out as possible into container.
- ¼ lemon
- 2 stalks celery
- handful spinach or kale
Have You Tried a Carrot Drink with Beets?
Megan Stevens says
This is one of my favorite juices ever! I also like it without the apple, with extra ginger and sometimes with fresh lemon juice added. All so good! And our kids LOVE it too!
Megan, I love your additions! It is amazing how kids love these juices and they are so good for them!