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 Recipes 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.
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.
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.
If you're looking for an easy, healthy summer beverage, add this carrot orange juice recipe to your list. It only takes 4 ingredients to make this nutritious, vitamin-rich power drink to quench your thirst and maintain your metabolism.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Lizzie Streit is a Minneapolis-based dietitian and founder of It’s a Veg World After All. She completed her MS in Human Nutrition from Drexel University, and is an expert in culinary nutrition, recipe development, and nutrition communications. Lizzie’s philosophy is centered around making nutrition recommendations, and especially the advice to eat more vegetables, approachable and realistic. She is excited to be working with the team at Healthy Recipes 101 to ensure that their recipes are both nutritious and delicious.
Looks refreshing and healthy, perfect for a morning drink.