Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Drink Your Carrots!

This morning I was flipping through my smoothie recipes and found one that was for carrot juice.  It sounded kinda different, so I decided to try it.  Surprisingly, it was really good!  So good in fact, I decided to make a second batch, tweaked the recipe just a bit, and it was even better!  Here is my version of the carrot apple smoothie:


1 cup organic apple juice

1 1/2 cups baby carrots
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 cup ice cubes

Add ingredients to blender in order listed.  Start on low and gradually increase to highest setting.  Process for 1 minute.  Refrigerate any extra juice and drink within 24 hours.

So why do you want to drink your carrots?  Here are just a few of the healing properties:

  1. Protects your vision (Yes, your mom WAS right!)
  2. Anti-inflammatory for mucus membranes
  3. Strengthens spleen and pancreas
  4. Improves liver function
  5. Stimulates elimination of toxins
  6. Reduces excess stomach acid
  7. Destroys intestinal bacteria and parasites
  8. Helps control blood sugar levels
  9. Strengthens the immune system
  10. Helps balance acidity in the body
  11. Nourishes and builds blood
  12. Lowers cholesterol
  13. Eases constipation
  14. Increases fertility
  15. Helps elimination of excess fluids in the body


  1. Are you supposed to add water? Mine is having a hard time blending.

  2. You can add water or try dicing the carrots before adding them to the blender.