Homemade Carrot Ginger Juice

by Jenna Byers

Have you ever wanted to make your own juice instead of paying $8+ from your local healthy shop, but you don’t have a juicer? Look no further, because we have got you covered. This method can be slightly time-consuming, but put on some tunes, grab a blender and a colander, and juice away. Here we’ll walk you through our favorite homemade juice: carrot ginger juice.

The ingredients you’ll need are: two carrots, a big chunk of fresh ginger (about 3-4 tablespoons), two clementines or one orange, the juice of a whole lemon, a pinch of ground turmeric, and a can of pineapple juice. These measurements make about one glass of juice.

Start by peeling your carrots and chopping them up into smaller pieces. Next, peel your ginger (either with a peeler or a spoon), and then cut into small bits. Afterwards, peel your citrus and throw it into the blender with the carrots and ginger. For the lemon, I recommend microplaning a little bit of the zest into the blender as well as the juice for a little extra lemon flavor. Finally, add in your turmeric and pineapple juice – you can use fresh pineapple juice or canned. If you need more liquid, pour in some water. After blending your juice, strain it into a wide bowl. Use a spatula to push down on the pulp and ensure that you are getting all the juice that you can. A hack we recently learned: pour your pulp back into the blender with some water and blend it for a second time. Then, repeat the spatula process.

Voila – you have some homemade and refreshing juice! This juice is good for a few days in an airtight container in the fridge. Feel free to experiment with different veggies – we love jotting down the ingredients in the Whole Foods’ juices to use for inspo!

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