Here’s a delicious homemade Carrot Juice Recipe that is full of vitamin C. This recipe uses carrots, oranges, lemon, and ginger for the ultimate healthy fresh juice. Make this recipe using a juicer or a blender.

Two mason jar mugs with carrot juice, each has two straws.

If you’ve never had homemade carrot juice, you are in for a real treat. Because carrots are a naturally sweet vegetable, they are perfect for the base of a juice.

For this recipe, I added a few other ingredients including lemon, orange, and ginger to take this carrot juice recipe to the next level.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • This recipe has almost 70% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C. And, Vitamin C is known to be a big supporter of the immune system.
  • Carrot juice benefits have been known to include: immune health, eye health, relieve constipation, reduce bad cholesterol, and more. Learn more about the health benefits of carrot juice.
  • The juice is sweet, slightly tangy, and so perfect for helping fight off any seasonal bugs. It’s also a very hydrating recipe. I suggest using it as the base of my Swiss Chard Smoothie or my Anti-Cancer Green Smoothie recipe.

Key Ingredients

While you can just use carrots to make a homemade carrot juice, I think adding a few other ingredients makes it really special. The lemon and orange juices add brightness, while the ginger adds a little tang.

You likely already have these ingredients in your fridge or pantry. See my full clean eating shopping list.

Ingredients for carrot orange juice on a white surface.

Carrots contain beta carotene and are naturally sweet. They are also really affordable and easy to find at any time of year (see all of my tips for eating clean on a budget). For all of these reasons, carrots are on my list of the best vegetables to juice.

Oranges add a familiar taste to this veggie juice. You can use whatever types of oranges you can get your hands on, including naval oranges, Valencia orange, Spanish oranges, or Cara Cara oranges.

Lemon brightens up the combined flavors.

Ginger adds a small kick of flavor to this yummy carrot juice combo.

Making Homemade Juice

There are two main methods for making juice at home. You can use a juicer or you can use a blender and then strain the juice. See below for details on making juice using either method.

Recipe Steps Using a Juicer

Step One

Wash all of your produce. Cut it into pieces small enough to fit through the feeding tube of your juicer. See my list of the best juicers for carrots.

Step Two

Feed the vegetable and fruit pieces into the feeding tube of your juicer. Alternate hard and soft pieces of fruit and vegetable to help get the most juice out of your fruits and veggies.

Step Three

Serve the juice immediately. It is best served right after you make it.

pouring carrot juice into a glass.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Recipe Steps Using a Blender

Step One

Wash all of your produce. Cut all the produce into pieces small enough to fit through the feeding tube of your juicer.

Step Two

Combine the ingredients into the base of a high-speed blender. You may need to include 1/4 – 1/2 cup of water to help the ingredients blender completely.

Process collage of making carrot juice in a blender.

Step Three

Process on high for about 30-45 seconds.

Step Four

Pour the mixture through a nut milk bag, so that only the juice remains. Discard the pulp or save it for another use (like in these Carrot Crackers).

jar of freshly juiced carrot juice.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Fresh juices should be consumed within 24 hours for the optimal nutrition. Store any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. 
  • This recipe is very forgiving. You can make changes to the amount of ginger you use. Or, feel free to add other ingredients including celery, cucumber, or apple.
  • You can also leave out the oranges, ginger, and lemon to make a pure 100% carrot juice with no other ingredients besides carrots.

Recipe FAQs

How do you make carrot juice in a blender?

To make fresh juice in a blender, you just need to add the same ingredients to a high-speed blender like a Blendtec or a Vitamix, turn on high, and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture through a nut milk bag to catch the fiber, and then enjoy the juice. The juice pulp can be used to make my Carrot Pulp Crackers!

See my full guide for juicing with a Vitamix.

Can carrot juice turn your skin orange?

Yes, that can happen. The reason is because carrot juice is so high in carotenoids, an antioxidant found in carrots. The change is skin tone is likely temporary, but you might want to ask your healthcare provider if it is safe for you.

Is juicing healthy?

Juice can most definitely be part of a healthy diet. Fresh juice is especially high in vitamins and other micronutrients. Most juice also contains some fiber, although most of it is taken out during the juicing process. A smaller amount of fiber can be beneficial for getting a lot of micronutrients without stressing the digestive system.

For people who have blood sugar dysregulation or who are pregnant or who have compromised immune systems, you should talk to your healthcare provider.

What is the best juicer?

I highly recommend using a masticating type juicer if you want to make juice a lot at home. It’s an investment, but it’s not outrageously expensive. I have an Omega juicer and am very happy with it.

Read more about how to pick a juicer that is perfect for your needs or see my specific article with my pick for the best juicer for carrots.

blender with juice and a slice of orange.

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Two mason jar mugs with carrot juice, each has two straws.

Carrot Juice Recipe with Orange & Ginger

Here’s a delicious homemade Carrot Juice Recipe that is full of vitamin C. This recipe uses carrots, oranges, lemon, and ginger for the ultimate healthy fresh juice. Make this recipe using a juicer or a blender.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 bunch carrots, scrubbed and rinsed (about 1 pound: 4 large carrots or 67 medium carrots)
  • 2 naval oranges, skins removed and cut into slices
  • 1 lemon, skin removed and cut into quarters
  • 1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, skin removed

Instructions

  1. Feed the carrots, orange slices, lemon pieces, and ginger through a masticating juicer, alternating hard and soft ingredients for the optimal efficiency.
  2. Divide the juice between two glasses and serve immediately.

Notes

  1. BLENDER INSTRUCTIONS: Combine the ingredients into the base of a high-speed blender. You may need to include 1/4 – 1/2 cup of water to help the ingredients blender completely. Process on high for about 30-45 seconds. Pour the mixture through a nut milk bag, so that only the juice remains. Discard the pulp or save it for another use. 
  2. Fresh juices should be consumed within 24 hours for the optimal nutrition. Store any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. 
  3. This recipe is very forgiving. You can make changes to the amount of ginger you use. Or, feel free to add other ingredients including celery, cucumber, or apple.
  4. You can also leave out the oranges, ginger, and lemon to make a pure 100% carrot juice with no other ingredients besides carrots.

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