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.
Carrot Apple Juice
- Quick Glance
- 5 M
- 5 M
- Serves 1 to 2
Special Equipment: Juicer
- 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.
Recipe Testers Reviews
Does a recipe count as a detox if you're performing the cleanse before the storm? In preparation for the approaching holidays (and retribution for consuming as many edible gifts I'd intended to give to others as I was actually setting aside), I tried this quick and simple carrot apple juice recipe. I thought it’d be too tart, but it wasn’t. I also thought the absence of a juicer might ruin this, but it didn’t. I was able to prepare the recipe with a food processor and a few extra minutes of blending. The result was more smoothie-like than juice-like—hence, per my preference, I ended up adding a bit of water to thin it out and make it more of a pulpy juice instead, though that wasn’t necessary. I also added a small chunk of ginger I had on hand. The juice was potent, refreshing, and substantial, and as far as buying produce in the winter goes, this recipe is not the worst offender.
This carrot apple juice recipe is a wonderful combination of earthy and bright, tart and sweet (depending on which apple you choose—I went for the tart Granny as red apples were not so happy looking). The carrots are so sweet. The carrot apple juice is 100% fantastic and healthy. I think this recipe is wonderful on its own, but it would also make a great springboard for other combinations (think cilantro and basil). The world of detox is yours!