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Carrot Juice.

Updated on July 9, 2012

Carrot Juice Is Exceptionally Beneficial To Our Good Health

Carrots are so nutritious that they are recommended as part of a healthy diet by many, many Doctors and dieticians around the world. These simple-to-make-juices all include carrots but...the carrot flavour is covered by the other ingredients so that even kidz or indeed adults who don't like carrots won't even know that the carrots are there.

If you are anything like me and love carrots or like my children and hate them doesn't really matter when it comes to these great tasting fruit juices which have a secret ingredient...yep you've got it...CARROTS!

Carrots really can help you to see in the dark...and in the light.

Were you ever told as a child to eat your carrots otherwise you wont be able to see in the dark?. Well it is actually a true fact that carrots really do help your vision...both in the dark and in the light.

Carrots have a very huigh vitamin A content which is important if you wish to maintain good vision and a vitamin A deficiency can lead to a condition called night-blindness. Although moderation of your vitamin A intake is also important so these juices arn't recommended to be drunk more than a glass a day.

I shall tell you more about the health properties of including carrots as part of your diet a little further on in this lens, but for now let me get on with showing you how to make some really appetising juices using carrots and fruits.

A juicer is highly recommended to make these delicious juices and if you don't have one then you can buy one a little further down in this lens...I have scoured the internet to find the best deals available that will not break the bank...yet are strong enough that the hard carrots will not break the juicer either :)

Carrot & Fruit Juices - There are so many carrot/fruit concoctions which you can try.

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There are so many wonderfully sweet fruits which can be blended along with carrots to create fabulous healthy drinks. Why not try a few of your own personal favourite fruits with the carrots!

If the additional fruit is not a strong flavour such as water-melon, simply reduce the amount of carrots that you use and bulk-up on the water-melon...it really is as easy as that.

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Banana & Carrot Juice

Recipe

Ingredients;

8 Carrots {quite large}

4 Bananas {large & not overly ripe, the fresher the better}

1 Apple {skin & core removed}

1 smaller banana to garnish.

Method;

After ensuring that your juicer is thoroughly clean and your carrots have been washed under cold running water, plug in the juicer and put a clean high-ball glass under the spout to catch the juice. Next, feed the carrots into it. Once the carrots are in peel your bananas one at a time and feed them into the juicer and lastly feed in the peeled and de-cored apple {no need to wash the juicer in-between carrots, bananas and apple}. Once the 8 carrots and 4 bananas have been juiced and now in the high-ball glass, stir it up a good 6-8 times to ensure both the 2 ingredients are really blended together well

Peel the small banana and cut into half inch or so slices then push a straw through the center of each slice untill all the slices are on the straw then place the straw in the glass of juice. Add some crushed ice or a few ice-cubes and serve.

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Strawberry & Carrot Juice

Recipe

Ingredients;

6 Large carrots

3 Cups of ripe strawberries

1 Apple {peeled & cored}

3 Strawberries to garnish

Method;

Follow the exact method as I gave you for making the banana and carrot juice above but instead of putting slices of banana onto your straw, put the straw through the center of the 3 strawberries which you saved to garnish. Add crushed ice or a couple of ice-cubes to serve.

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Health Benefits of Drinking Carrot Juice

Carrot juice is widely thought to reduce the risks of developing many cancers including breast and skin cancer. It is thought that carrots contain cancer-fighting properties due to the high amount of Beta carotene in them. It is Beta carotene which changes to Vitamin A within the body system. Universal studies have shown that the antioxidant properties within vitamin A help eliminate cancer causing free-radicals within the body system.

A deficiency in Vitamin A can cause skin damage, hair damage and nail damage, so drinking carrot juice is said to benefit all of these parts of the body as well as strengthening bones and teeth.

Carrot juice is also beneficial to our liver due to the cleansing effect of Vitamin A which reduces the production of fat and bile within the liver. To receive the full benefits of Vitamin A it is advised to drink carrot juice regularly, the liver can store Vitamin A and use it as and when it is needed.

It is also widely thought that carrot juice is especially beneficial for babies growing in the womb. Beta Carotene is healthy for both the mother and the unborn child. Studies have also shown that when babies drink both carrot juice and breast-milk they get the best amount of Vitamin A possible.

The darker orange the carrot, the more Beta Carotene it contains. Carrots also contain a high quantity of natural sugars, so people who have Diabetes should ALWAYS contact their Doctor before adding carrot juice to their regular diet to find out how much carrot juice they can drink safely. Drinking carrot juice is also very good for reproductive health due to the high Vitamin E content.

Juicers are available to buy on Amazon...

Here are five very good juicers at very good prices as I promised you I would show you at the start of this lens. All of these can be viewed in full by clicking on the picture or the the adjoining link...you can also purchase any of these juicers through clicking either the picture or the adjoining link.

Carrot & Apple Detoxifying Tonic

For a quick juice which will not only detoxify your liver but also boosts your immune system, follow this simple recipe.

8 Large organic carrots

2 organic green apples {peel on}

Juice of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon of organic honey.

Follow the method I listed above for banana & carrot juice but leave the lemon juice and honey out of the juicer, adding them both to the glass after the carrots & apples have been de-juiced.

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Carrot, Orange & Mango Juice

Ingredients;

5 Large carrots

2 large peeled oranges

1 mango

Sprig of mint & a slice of lime to garnish.

Ice

Method;

Using the exact same method as I have already given you for the juices above, press each of the carrots, oranges and mango through the juicer remembering to put a high-ball glass by the spout to catch the juices. Give the finished concoction a few really brisk stirs and add crushed ice or a few ice-cubes. Garnish the rim of the glas with a sprig of mint (optional) and a slice of lime (optional), and serve with a jumbo straw.

Do you already include carrot juice as part of your diet?,

Carrots are scientifically proven to be beneficial to our good health as you have read in this lens.

Maybe you already knew of the health benefits of including carrots as part of your regular diet and are already regularly including carrots in your own diet and receiving all the beneficial healthy properties which they give you, maybe this lens has taught you about the health benefits of regularly eating carrots or drinking carrot juice and now that you are aware of the huge healthy properties which they contain will now be adding them as part of your regular diet so that you will reap the health benefits in the future. Or maybe you don't really believe or care about the health benefits of eating carrots and drinking carrot juice as you don't like them and think that we are all going to die at some point so what's the point in starting to include carrots in your regular diet at this stage in your life?

Please take a few more moments of your time to take part in my carrot poll. Your input will be greatly appreciated ...don't look soooo worried, it is just for fun ; ). Thank you very muchly indeedy!

Now that you know how beneficial to your good health eating carrots really is, will you now be including carrots and carrot juice as part of your regular diet?

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Carrots & Apples.

Whilst it is true that carrot and fruit juices taste much sweeter when an apple is added, it is a good idea to drink the juice as soon as it has been made as although the apple compliments the carrot nicely the acid contained within apples begins to bitter the carrots after a few hours of being together, which totally goes against why we use the apples in the 1st instance doesn't it.

If you wish to make carrot and fruit juices to be kept refridgerated it is best to omit the apple from preperation and either use a teaspoon of honey or half a teaspoon of icing sugar in place of the apple.

Never keep apples and carrots stored together , this will prevent the acid in the apples from turning the carrots bitter.

Books containing carrot juice and carrot recipes are available on eBay.

Recipe books containing carrot and fruit juice recipes as well as carrot and vegetable juice recipes and carrot cooking recipes are available both as new and used books on eBay. I have added a few of these books for you below which you can buy by clicking on either the picture or the linnk next to the picture of the book which you are interested in from the list which I have added for your convenience.:)

YouTube have many video tutorials for making carrot juice and carrot and fruit juices.

Would you like to buy a juicer machine but want to see how simple they are to use before spending any money on buying one that you arn't sure how to use?. If the answer is yes then take a look at a couple of the video tutorials which I have added for you on how to make carrot juice and carrot and fruit juices using a juicer machine, all of which I found on Youtube for you.

All lensmasters like to receive feedback comments about their lenses and i am no exception to the rule. Please take one final minute of your time to write me a line or two regarding this carroty lens of mine...write whatever you like as all comments are welcome...even criticism can be healthy...not as healthy as carrots obviously ; ). Thank you muchly indeedy, be happy and love today.

What do you think of this "carroty" lens?

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      JonathonAkers 5 years ago

      Nice Lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @Tony Cooks: Thank you for visiting this orangey carroty lens and for leaving your comment...yes I have to agree with you about the carrot in drag...lol Love Today x

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      Tony Cooks 5 years ago

      Great lens Alfiesgirl. I got a juicer at home and like to make a juice once or twice a week. Carrots are usually one of the main ingredients, because they are cheap to buy, but fortunately they are not any less healthy just because they are one of the cheaper fruits and veggies. Even organic carrots are reasonably priced these days. I had to make a double take when I saw that funny pic of a carrot inside a banana skin :-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love the recipes.

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      scss 6 years ago

      this has just reminded me to get out my juicer and get back to enjoying juice in the mornings - how could I have gotten out of this great habit?!?!!?

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      toriphile81 7 years ago

      Carrot juice is great, and I love the carrot and strawberry one, very tasty. I've always been a carrot lover. I recently met a man online who cured himself of cancer, primarily by juicing, he even turned orange! Carrots are a great healer. :)

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      semas 7 years ago

      Great lens with yummy recipes.

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      i really like carrot orange juice.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Never had carrot juice, though I should try it. Nice lens for this.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 7 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I liked hearing that you can combine carrot juice with other fruit juices. This is a great idea. Also I liked the detoxifying recipe. Great lens.

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      Yummy lens, I have had prepared carrot juice before, delicious, and yes, nutritious. The image of the carrot and eye reminds me of my "Doctrine of Signatures" lens:-) Nicely done:-)

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      I've never had carrot juice, believe it or not.

      Lensrolled...to my baby carrots lens.

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      IntuitiveHealer 7 years ago

      Great lens!! I voted but didn't really find the choice I would have preferred ~~ that I knew of the benefits of carrots but that it helped to be reminded by this lens. Made me want to eat them more or get them in juice.