Detox Carrot drink is vitamins and minerals and is anti-inflammatory. This detox carrot drink is very nutritious, easy to make and incredibly delicious.
This is the perfect time of year to start thinking about making permanent lifestyle changes. Not diets, but small changes in your lifestyle that will last forever. This Detox Carrot Drink will be that first step in the right direction.
Many people choose the easy way out and start juice cleanses, restrictive diets and other fads that promise huge results in a short amount of time. They might work for the short term, but inevitably most people gain the weight back.
Some even gain MORE weight back because they were feeling so deprived. I am a huge fan of eating everything in moderation, but I also believe that the beginning of a new year is a great time to reevaluate health habits.
I am not advising to drink this juice (and only this juice) all day for a week with no food. That is too restrictive and most likely leads to overindulging once the "cleanse" is over.
This juice makes the perfect supplement to a clean eating lifestyle.
Why You Should Make This Detox Carrot Drink
With all of the vitamins and minerals in this juice it also acts as an immune system booster. And with all the sickness and flus going around, we all could use something to boost our immune systems.
Germs are everywhere these days, especially when you have kids. Sigh… I need to drink this STAT!
Isn't this so pretty? Well it's also super nutritious and good for you.
Always remember that bright color (naturally bright colors like fruits and vegetables) mean they are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
- Carrots - Loaded with Vitamin A and beta carotene which are loaded with antioxidants and help to fight off free radicals.
- Oranges - Packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants that help support your immune system and also gives you glowing skin. With the cold winter air, I totally need some help with my skin these days.
- Apples - Filled with dietary fiber that helps keep you full. They also contain phytonutrients that help regulate blood sugar levels.
- Lemons - Loaded with Vitamin C and other flavanoids that help boost the immune system. They also also alkalizing, which means that they help to restore the body's pH. I drink a cup of warm lemon water most mornings before I eat anything or drink any green tea.
- Turmeric - Powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. I can't say enough about turmeric. It's down right awesome.
- Ginger - Another strong anti-inflammatory as well and has shown to boost energy levels (who couldn't use that?!) Ginger also helps aid digestion and helps settle an upset stomach.
- Raw Apple Cider Vinegar - This probably my favorite all around immune system booster. Apple Cider Vinegar is a powerful antimicrobial and has proven to kill some forms of bacteria.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar has also shown to help regulate blood sugar levels, which is helpful for diabetics. Lastly, it also has shown to aid in losing weight too
I take 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and dilute it on 6-8 ounces of water whenever I need a boost to my immune system. I am not going to lie and tell you that it tastes delicious, that's why I dilute it in water.
You need to be careful of drinking apple cider straight (not diluted) because it may erode too enamel as well.
Recipe FAQ's and Expert Tips
Yes, this homemade carrot drink will last for up to two days in the refrigerator in a sealed container or jar. I like to use mason jars to store my juices in the refrigerator.
One thing to keep in mind is that if you consume large amounts of carrots and carrot juice, your skin might actually turn yellow! I actually know someone that that happened to. I would limit this to a couple of times a week.
Since I don't own a juicer (I have no room for another appliance!) I have to say the blender is your best bet. Blenders are more versatile than juicers, and can be used for other kitchen tasks like making smoothies, soups, cakes, pancakes.. you name it!
Juicing also doesn't include the pulp which contains all of the fiber. Blending incorporates all the pulp which means that it contains more fiber and helps to keep you full longer.
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Detox Carrot Drink
- 7 carrots you can peel if you'd like but I keep them unpeeled
- ½ orange peeled
- ½ apple
- ½ lemon
- ½ inch turmeric root
- ½ inch ginger root
- 1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar
- Place everything in high speed blender or juice and pulse to desired consistency. If you are not using a juicer, you might need to add a little water or even almond milk to get it to pulse.