Juice Recipe #5: Carrot & Ginger Juice

This juice is a recipe I made up as a nod to one of my favorite homemade salad dressings. It’s a dressing with carrots and ginger that I love to make every once in a while. I discovered it on one of my favorite websites, allrecipes.com. It can be tweaked to your liking. I really don’t measure anything when making the dressing. The ingredients are carrots, ginger, rice vinegar, very small amount of sesame oil and the sweetener of your choice such as honey, coconut nectar or agave. I blend all the ingredients in my mini food processor and ‘taste-as-I-go’. I usually have this dressing over a bed of organic baby spinach with chopped mango. Yum Yum…my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

So anyway, I was in the kitchen one day thinking of this dressing and decided to juice carrots with ginger. I usually use about 6 carrots and a small piece of ginger the size of 1/2 my thumb….lol! Just make it to your taste! Experiment all the way each time you make it and add less or more ginger as you please. I still remember the first time I bought and tasted an organic carrot. It definitely was the first organic vegetable I began buying. It was like night and day taste-wise compared to conventional carrots. The organic carrots were so much sweeter and juicier and I have been hooked since then. Wash carrots thoroughly, cut off the tops and tails and juice them whole with the peel. Wash the small piece of ginger as well and juice whole or peel if you prefer to.

Carrots are loaded with beta-carotene which is a pre-cursor to vitamin A.  Carrot juice will therefore be great for  skin, hair nails and (famously for improving vision. They really do have a high amount of beta-carotene which acts a powerful anti-oxidant and therefore prevents inflammation and disease.

~Happy Juicing!~

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