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. You can make this in a juicer or a blender.

juice in two glasses with lemons and oranges around the glasses

If you’ve never had homemade carrot juice, you are in for a real treat. On its own, carrot juice is naturally sweet and so perfect as the base of a green smoothie. For this recipe, I added a few other ingredients including lemon, orange, and ginger to take this carrot juice recipe to the next level.

carrot juice ingredients

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.

The juice is sweet, slightly tangy, and so perfect for fighting off any seasonal bugs. I’ve also used this recipe as the base of my Strawberry Green Smoothie and it was amazing.

carrot juice in a tall glass

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.

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.

People with blood sugar dysfunction may need to check with their healthcare providers before consuming a lot of juice, though, as it may raise blood sugar too high. One strategy for drinking juice without raising your blood sugar as much is to drink juice with a meal. The fiber from the meal can help slow down the metabolism of the natural sugars in the juice.

Also, pregnant women and people with immune-compromised systems may need to be careful of unpasteurized juices.

Resources for Making Juice

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 entire index of healthy juice recipes.

FAQs

How do you make carrot juice in a blender?

It is possible, you would just add the same ingredients to a high-speed blender, 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!

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.

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Carrot Juice Recipe with Orange & Ginger

carrot juice with lemon

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. 

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Juice
  • Method: Juicer
  • Cuisine: Healthy
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch carrots, tops removed and washed well
  • 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. Consume the juice immediately. 

Notes

Fresh juices should be consumed within 24 hours for the optimal nutrition. Store any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. 

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. 

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