This carrot orange juice recipe may be one of the most perfect drinks for summer and an exhibit for International Carrot Day (April 4.)
Summer wouldn’t be the same without our beloved tasty, ice-cold refreshments. And here at Healthy Kitchen 101, we like our drinks simple with just a few delicious ingredients.
You may think simplicity equals dullness, but it doesn’t. And we’re going to prove otherwise with our simple carrot orange juice recipe.
It’s easy to make, full of flavors and vitamins, and will keep you healthy and hydrated. It also has a vibrant color that fits in perfectly on any sunny summer day.
Time to add this beverage to your healthy juice collection.
Benefits of Carrot and Orange Juice
All the benefits of carrot orange juice come from the combined effects of its two main ingredients: carrot and orange. Let’s find out what benefits they bring.
1. Benefits of Oranges
Orange is packed with vitamin C. One medium orange contains about 70 mg of vitamin C, while 1 cup of orange juice contains 124 mg.
Vitamin C is a crucial antioxidant that helps promote a healthy immune system, as well as prevent many diseases.
If you want to learn more about the importance of vitamin C, check out this detailed article. It contains all the information you need to know, from recommended daily vitamin C intake, to deficiencies and risks.
Oranges can give a refreshing, citrusy taste that’ll elevate your freshly made juice. If you love this citrus fruit, we have a healthy orange carrot ginger detox juice for you.
2. Benefits of Carrots
Carrot is rich in beta-carotene. When your body consumes beta-carotene, it converts this antioxidant into vitamin A.
Vitamin A has an important role in maintaining a healthy immune system. It may also help improve eye health.
Studies have shown that vitamin A deficiency in children can lead to a number of eye conditions. A couple of the common conditions include night blindness and conjunctival xerosis.
It’s crucial that you eat carrots and foods high in vitamin A to maintain your health and body functions. Check out this article on daily vitamin A intake to know how much you should consume per day.
If you’re a carrot lover, we have a bunch of recipes for you to check out. For example, this naturally sweet carrot apple and beet juice only takes minutes to make.
For those who love sweet-and-sour juice, our refreshing carrot apple juice and homemade carrot & tomato juice is perfect for you. We also have carrot orange pineapple juice recipe to keep you hydrated and quench your thirst too.
We also have a collection of top 10 carrot juice recipes for you to take a quick look at too. These are all healthy, delicious, and easy-to-make recipes that’ll please carrot lovers.
How Much Sugar Is in Carrot Orange Juice?
For today’s carrot orange juice recipe, there’s 18 grams of sugar per serving. It may seem like a lot, but this is the amount of total sugar, not added sugar.
Our carrot orange juice contains 8.5 grams of added sugar per serving. The source of added sugar in this recipe is honey.
If you want to cut down on your added sugar intake, simply reduce or leave out the honey. Depending on your taste, you may not need to add honey because carrots are naturally sweet.
Calories in This Recipe
One serving of our carrot orange juice contains 93 calories. This is relatively low in terms of calories, making this drink suitable for a low-calorie diet.
Since it’s low in calories, you can pair it with almost any main dish to make a wholesome meal. You’ll feel extra full and consume more nutrients as well.
How to Make Orange and Carrot Juice Recipe
Juice the orange: Slowly add oranges to a running juicer and collect juice in a pitcher.
Juice the carrots: Add carrots to the juice to extract juice.
Taste and add sweeteners: Add honey to the juice and stir to dissolve.
Serve: Divide into 4 glasses and serve with ice. Optional: garnish with a slice of orange or carrot for visual effect.
Notes: There will be some foam on the surface of the juice you’ve just extracted. This will not affect the taste or quality of your juice.
However, if you want a clear drink, you can pass it through a strainer to remove the foam. The result will be more visually appealing.
Can You Freeze Carrot Orange Juice?
Yes, you can freeze carrot orange juice.
You can pour it into an ice cube tray and wait for it to freeze completely. Then transfer the carrot orange juice ice cubes into a ziploc bag, seal it, and it’ll last for 1 month.
Use these fruity ice cubes to flavor your club soda for a quick and simple refreshment. You can also add them to your freshly squeezed orange juice instead of normal ice to avoid diluting the drink.
Another creative way to freeze your juice is to put it in ice cream moulds. Once it freezes, you’ll have delicious carrot orange popsicles to indulge in.
How Long Does Carrot Orange Juice Last?
Since our carrot orange juice is homemade and doesn’t have any preservatives, it can only last up to 48 hours. However, we recommend drinking it all up within 2 hours before the quality starts to decline.
It is best to keep the juice in an airtight bottle or mason jar so that it stays fresh. The juice may separate but this doesn’t affect the taste so just give it a stir before you drink.
Carrot Orange Juice Recipe
- 8 fl oz carrot juice from about 20 oz raw carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
- 12 fl oz orange juice from about 14.5 oz fresh navel oranges, peeled and cut into wedges
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 cup ice
- Juice the orange: slowly add oranges to a running juicer and collect juice in a pitcher.
- Juice the carrots: add carrots to the juice to extract juice.
- Taste and add sweeteners: add honey to the juice and stir to dissolve.
- Serve: divide into 4 glasses and serve with ice. Optional: garnish with a slice of orange or carrot for visual effect.