Carrots are one of the most widely available vegetables found in grocery stores and food markets – they are available all year round and are always affordable. These simple facts make carrots a wonderful ingredient to utilize in your juicing regimen, but they are not the only benefits these vegetables have to offer.
Carrots are a great source of antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin K and dietary fiber. In a 10-year study that recently concluded, it was revealed that consuming carrots on a regular basis can greatly reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease.
Pineapples are known for their sweet, tropical flavor and for their exceptional juiciness. They are also loaded with vitamin C and manganese, two nutrients that are essential for good health. A single cup of chopped pineapple contains less than 100 calories but nearly 10% your daily recommended value for fiber, vitamin B6 and copper.
Pineapple has also been shown to help support a healthy immune system and may also reduce the risk for macular degeneration.
In this recipe you get all the nutritional benefits of carrots but all you taste is the fresh, tropical flavor of pineapple. Add to these ingredients the nutrient-boosting power of celery, lemon and ginger and you have yourself a power-packed juice!
Servings: 2 to 3
4 large carrots
2 small stalks celery
½ ripe pineapple, cored and husked
½ fresh lemon, peeled
½ inch fresh ginger
1. Rinse the carrots, celery and lemon well then shake off the excess moisture.
2. Place a pitcher or large glass under the spout of your juicer.
3. Feed the carrots through the juicer followed by the pineapple – you may need to cut the pineapple into chunks depending on the size of your juicer.
4. Run the celery through the juicer followed by the lemon and ginger.
5. Stir the juice and pour into glasses to serve.
**Note: This juice can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 48 hours. Fresh juice loses some of its nutrient content during refrigerator, however, so drink immediately for the most benefit.