This carrot apple juice recipe might make ya pucker your lips because of the tartness of the lime, but I love it. When talking about juice, I am referring to the liquid we can extract from fruits and vegetables. This liquid is full of all the nutrients and vitamins that are in the plants being juiced; the rest is fiber. When you juice fruits and veggies, you are essentially squeezing all the nutrition out of them, as all the good stuff is found in the juice, leaving only fiber behind. Here’s where you might ask, “But isn’t fiber good for me?” You’re right. A diet high in fiber is the way to a healthy gut and long life. Having said that, as long as you’re already eating a high-fiber diet, adding juices to it is an excellent thing to do. The benefits of juicing are numerous and substantial. Without the fiber to digest, your body can literally absorb the nutrients right away—I mean, in like 15 minutes, all that good stuff will be flowing through your blood. You can also consume more. When was the last time you ate a pound of carrots for breakfast?–Emily von Euw
LC Sweetly Tart Note
What makes this carrot apple juice recipe work, in our opinion, is the intriguing interplay between tart and sweet. To ramp up its pucker power, we relied not just on lime but on tart green apples instead of the more dulcet red ones. But that’s us. Do as you please.
Special Equipment: Juicer
Carrot Apple Juice Recipe
- Quick Glance
- 5 M
- 5 M
- Serves 1 to 2
- 6 small carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
- 2 small apples (the author calls for red apples but we prefer Granny Smith), peeled and roughly chopped
- 2 limes, halved and seeded
- 1. Put everything through your juicer, 1 ingredient at a time. Sip or slurp the carrot apple juice to your heart’s content.
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Carrot Apple Juice Recipe © 2014 Emily von Euw. Photo © 2014 Emily von Euw. All rights reserved.
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