Skin Smoothing Carrot Apple Ginger Juice

Skin Smoothing Carrot Apple Ginger Juice | GI 365

Skin Smoothing Carrot Apple Ginger Juice | GI 365

Carrot apple ginger juice is the best thing that’s ever happened to my skin! It’s filled with Vitamin A (the #1 beauty vitamin), and when I drink it regularly, my skin becomes smoother and more even toned. But… it’s much more than just a surface fix, our skin reflects our overall health, so glowing skin is a good indicator things are going well.

Carrot apple juice is the first raw juice I tried when my family started eating healthier, and I was hooked on it from the first taste! I love this simple flavor combination spiced up with ginger. It’s also my favorite way to treat a cold: whenever I feel like I’m coming down with something, I drink lots of carrot apple juice with loads of extra ginger, and I start feeling better in no time!

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Today, we’re going to talk a bit about juicing without a juicer. We own a juicer, but I wanted to try out this blender method for making juice because I think it makes juicing so much more accessible. It’s definitely easier and less messy than regular juicing. The only downside I can see is the juice comes out a bit more watered down than it would from a juicer (both Tyler and I thought it tasted great though).

After prepping my ingredients, I layered them in the blender and added the water. After blending, you’ll have a thick purée and there’s a number of ways to strain it.

1. You can use several layers of cheesecloth placed in a strainer. With this method, you’ll need a big container to place under your strainer to catch your juice.

2. Nut milk bags or juicing bags – my juicer has bags that are pressed to extract the juice, but nut milk bags have similar qualities. After blending, I hung my bag from the handle of my kitchen cupboard and placed a bowl under the bag to catch the juice. When I poured the purée into the bag, it seemed to drain pretty well on it’s own, but I hurried it along by squeezing it (took about 5 minutes).

Skin Smoothing Carrot Apple Ginger Juice | GI 365

And… that’s all there is to it, no need to run out and buy a juicer if you don’t want to!

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What’s your favorite juicing combo?

Skin Smoothing Carrot Apple Ginger Juice
 
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Serves: makes 50 ounces
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds of carrots, peeled and trimmed
  • 2 apples (2 pounds), quartered and cored
  • ½ - 1 ounce raw ginger, peeled (1 ounce if you like a small amount of spice)
  • 12 ounces water
Instructions
  1. Cut the carrots and apples into medium sized pieces and layer them in the blender. It's not necessary to peel the ginger if you have a high powered blender.
  2. Add the ginger and water to the blender.
  3. Blend until a fairly smooth puree is reached.
  4. Filter through cheesecloth or a nut milk bag.
  5. Alternatively, you can run the carrots, apples, and ginger through a juicer.


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7 Comments on “Skin Smoothing Carrot Apple Ginger Juice”

  1. Jennifer

    I used to do carrot, apple and lemon, when I had a juicer. I’d like to try this one using a blender.

  2. Jennifer

    I’d like to get more green vegetables in my diet, so if you have any recipes juicing or blending greens, I’d love to try them!

  3. Tamara

    I don’t have a juicer and do everything in the blender- spinach, cucumber, kale, apple- any mixture you can think of. I don’t mind the texture and fiber I get with the blender, but I’ve never tried straining it- so thanks for the idea!

    1. Kari

      I usually make smoothies, but I’ve been getting into juicing as well! I tried a green juice version of this recipe recently, and the blended up kale clogged up the straining bag. So far I haven’t been able to make green juice through the straining bag, but I think fine textured cheesecloth might work! Let me know if you try out any green juices and how it goes.

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