You don’t need a juicer to make healthy carrot juice! With just 4 ingredients, this tropical carrot juice recipe is ready in minutes. No juicer required!
One of my favorite ways to sneak veggies into our diet is via fruit smoothies! Something about having a whole serving of veggies snuck into your breakfast makes me feel so productive and ready to crush the day.
My go-to is usually a plain and simple green smoothie, but I recently rediscovered this tropical carrot juice way back in the blog archives and thought I’d breathe some new life into it with new photos and easier to follow instructions. So carrot juice…let’s do this!
“I just made it and I’m already addicted to the juice!!! Very good. I want to give it 100 stars!!!” —Breanna
Ingredients needed for this carrot juice
The key to making carrot juice that actually tastes good is in adding a few flavorful friends, like fruit and ginger!
- Carrots: Any carrot will work here – baby, shredded, whole…whatever you have!
- Mango: Fresh or frozen mango adds sweetness and a creamier texture to this juice.
- Pineapple: Fresh or frozen pineapple adds a touch of acidity to keep this juice from becoming overly sweet.
- Ginger: Fresh ginger is a great way to wake up your mornings and adds zing to this juice.
To peel or not to peel?
Do I need to peel the carrots before juicing? No! The carrot peel can be left to make carrot juice. Just be sure to clean the carrots well first by scrubbing under running water.
How to make carrot juice (without a juicer)
You won’t need a fancy juice machine for this easy carrot juice! You’ll basically just blend everything together until smooth. After blending you can go two routes:
Route 1: Strain – Pour the carrot juice mixture through a nut milk bag to remove the fibers and create a juice.
Route 2: Blend – Add a touch more water (or pineapple juice if you used canned pineapple) to create a juice-like texture. This method will keep the healthy fibers in the mixture, though it will have more of smoothie consistency (similar to this Carrot Ginger Smoothie).
Different carrot juice flavors
This carrot juice recipe is easily adapted to suit the flavors you like (or what you happen to have in your kitchen)! Try substituting the mango, pineapple, and/or ginger for strawberries, oranges, apple, turmeric, or cinnamon. If you try changing it up, I’d love to hear how it goes in the comments below!
What fruits are good to juice with carrots?
Carrots are a great base for juicing, as they are packed with nutrients and provide a sweet, earthy flavor. Here are some fruits that can be delicious to juice with carrots:
- Apples: Apples are a popular choice to add to carrot juice as they are also naturally sweet and provide a nice balance of flavors.
- Oranges: Oranges are a good source of vitamin C, and their tangy flavor can add a refreshing twist to carrot juice.
Pineapple: Pineapple is another great fruit to juice with carrots, as it provides a tropical flavor and contains enzymes that aid in digestion.
- Lemons: Lemons are a good source of vitamin C and can help to balance out the sweetness of the carrots.
- Ginger: While not a fruit, ginger is a popular addition to carrot juice as it provides a spicy kick and also helps with digestion.
Is it okay to drink carrot juice everyday?
Experiment with different combinations to find the flavor profile that works best for you!
Carrot juice is generally safe to consume every day in moderation. However, it is important to note that carrot juice is high in natural sugars and consuming large amounts of it on a regular basis may lead to an increase in blood sugar levels.
Additionally, carrots are high in vitamin A, which is important for healthy vision and skin, but consuming too much vitamin A can be toxic. Therefore, it is recommended to consume carrot juice in moderation and to vary your intake of fruits and vegetables to avoid consuming too much of any one nutrient.
- 2 cups chopped carrots
- 1 cup chopped mango fresh or frozen
- 1 cup chopped pineapple fresh or canned
- 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
- 1 cup water or pineapple juice from the can
- Blend: Place all ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth.
- Juice: You can go two routes to make this carrot juice smooth and silky.Option 1: For a juice-like consistency, pour mixture through a nut milk bag to strain out fibers. Option 2: For a thicker consistency, add a splash more water or pineapple juice to the blender and blitz.
- Serve: If your fruit was not cold to begin with, refrigerate the juice until chilled before serving, or serve over ice.