This strawberry carrot juice recipe is a fine combination of such delicious produce.
Although a spur-of-the-moment idea, bringing this fruit and veg together has been one of our surprising successes. The strong berry flavor turns out to be exactly what the mildly sweet carrot juice needs and the added strawberry shade just makes everything look more delicious.
Is Strawberry Carrot Juice Healthy?
This delicious drink will provide you with an abundance of nutrients from the combination of strawberries and carrots. There are vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, and iron, among many more in either significant or trace amounts.
Healthy eating can be without a calorie restriction, so we are mindful of how many calories a drink yields. This drink, with 78 calories per serving, falls below our recommended calorie level for sweet beverages.
When making a smoothie, we also take into consideration its added sugar content. We used 2 tbsp worth of sugar to sweeten 4 servings, giving about 8 g of sugar to each one. This amount complies with our guidelines, but if it seems like a lot, you can always make your own adjustments.
Ingredients for This Juice
For this strawberry carrot juice recipe, you’ll need hulled strawberries, carrots, lemon juice, water, sugar, mint leaves for garnish, and ice.
We’ve seen strawberries with too much flesh removed just because of the stem. To avoid wasting food, slice just a little bit of the top — the crown only attaches to the outside of the fruit, after all.
Cutting produce into manageable pieces, also, is important for juicing. You only need to cut soft fruits, like strawberries, into bits that fit the feeding chute, but for tough ones like carrots, the smaller the better. We had to finely chop our carrots once because that particular juicer didn’t have a strong motor and kept jamming when fed with carrot fingers.
The resulting juice will likely be highly concentrated in flavor, so we need to dilute it with 1 cup of water. Diluting fruit juices is also a good way to drink more water and train your palate to be accustomed to less-intense sweetness.
To this mixture, we squeeze in some lemon juice to brighten the taste, and some sugar to balance everything out. Since sweet-tart fruits like strawberries can significantly differ in taste, treat these ingredients as optional and adjust the drink to your liking.
Once you’re happy with the result, add some ice and enjoy the drink. We also recommend crushing several mint leaves before adding them to your drink, for a beautiful cooling effect.
How to Make a Strawberry Carrot Juice
If you have a juicer, simply run all through the juicer. If you don’t and love to get messy, this next method should be a lot of fun.
Run all through the juicer.
Stir in sugar and lemon juice until dissolved.
Garnish with mint and enjoy with ice.
How to Make Carrot Juice Without a Juicer
Start by halving the strawberries and chopping the carrots, and place all into your blender/food processor with the right amount of water this recipe calls for. Work in batches if necessary. Blend until the mixture looks relatively uniform.
Run all through a colander or sieve, with a large bowl at the bottom to catch the liquid. With a spoon, scrape the sieve to let the liquid run through, leaving the solids behind.
Add the solids back into the blender, along with 1/4 of the liquid you just collected. Blend it for a solid 1 minute, and repeat the straining process to really squeeze out all of the nutrients.
Season the drink to your liking with sugar and lemon juice, and, if you have plants, keep the pulp for a free natural fertilizer.
Be sure to use our measurements for the best results. They’re listed in our ‘Strawberry Carrot Juice Recipe’ at the bottom of this article.
Storage and Freezing the Leftover
This drink can be either kept in a large pitcher in the fridge for about 2 days, or the freezer for up to 3 months. For easier thawing, we suggest keeping each portion of the drink in a separate sealable bag.
Strawberry Carrot Juice Recipe
- 12 oz carrots shaved and cut into fingers
- 8 oz strawberries hulled
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 cups ice
- 8 mint leaves or more to your preference
- Run 12 oz carrots and 8 oz strawberries through the juicer.
- Collect the juice, dilute it with 1 cup water, and stir in 2 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp lemon juice until dissolved.
- Garnish with mint and enjoy with ice.