Carrot Juice: Making it at home and enjoying its healthy benefits

Sometimes we are eager to learn or even try something. It may be food or a healthy homemade drink. On that note, today, I’m talking about carrot juice! Have you ever thought about drinking some and may have wondered, but how do I even get a carrot juice recipe!!!?

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carrot juice in a glass and a book behind it

I know you’re wondering. Aren’t carrots just meant to be snacked on raw or cooked? Well, that’s all I knew, too. It wasn’t until the late Mrs. Kamau, who was our lay reader in those days when I was growing up in Kenya, told us about carrot juice and why it’s worth trying every now and then.

The late Mrs. Kamau was a great high school teacher who had a passion for her well-being. She took the opportunity to share the knowledge she learned from some health specialists while in the United States.

Since then, I have learned how and why to take my carrots differently and often.

For the same reason she shared with us, and I believe it was her willingness to share knowledge and valuable tips with others, I share this with you.

But first, before we get to the carrot juice recipe part, let's note what benefits long come with it.

If you visit the National Library of medicine, you can see various nutrients that we benefit from taking carrot juice.

But, in the meantime, here are the most common benefits of carrot juice according to Mrs. Kamau’s teaching and my long research that I’ve taken over the years.

  • Strengthens immunity
  • Improves eye health
  • Acts as a blood sugar controller
  • Helps prevent cancer
  • Improves skin health

Now that we know the benefits of consuming carrot juices let's dive into the most anticipated part: Carrot Juice Recipe!

REQUIREMENTS

  • Carrots
  • Ginger
  • Tangerine
  • A blender
carrots, tangerine, ginger, and a blender

Remember that you can also add other ingredients. For example, you can use oranges instead of tangerines. Also, you can add apples, celery, sugar, or honey.

How to make it? Very simple!

First, clean your ingredients thoroughly. You can also peel your carrots if you like while you peel your oranges or tangerines.

carrot and tangerines

Please put them in a blender and start pureeing. Keep adding little water if needed to smooth out the process and your juice.

After you are done, strain the juice through a strainer or filter to catch it at the bottom.

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