This raw juice brings together the goodness of carrots, ginger and turmeric in one health-giving drink. And today, we'll show you how to make it in a blender, no juicer needed!
After the success of our wellness shot with ginger and turmeric, we decided to use these two healing roots once again: this time to give the classic carrot juice a nice boost.
To carrots, ginger and turmeric, we also added fresh pineapple and black pepper.
These two ingredients increase the absorption of ginger and turmeric for extra health benefits.
So, what makes this spiced carrot juice so healthy?
It's packed with vitamins A and C and delivers an abundance of anti-inflammatory compounds, minerals, and antioxidants, giving you an all-around health boost.
And how does it taste? This golden juice is deliciously zingy thanks to the combination of peppery ginger and earthy turmeric with sweet carrots and tangy pineapple.
The cool thing is you won't need a juicing machine for this recipe, just a blender to whizz and a sieve or cheesecloth to filter the pulp.
So easy — so let's jump right into it!
What are the health benefits of carrot turmeric ginger juice?
This golden turmeric carrot juice is a health-boosting drink that helps to:
increase the body’s antioxidant capacity
boost immunity, fight colds and sore throats
support gut health and aid digestion
keep hair and skin healthy
Do you need to peel ginger, turmeric, and carrots before juicing?
Even if the peels can be filtered out with a juicer, cloth, or sieve, it's better to peel the ginger, turmeric, and carrots before blending them to avoid pesticides and bitter compounds ending up in your juice.
Does raw turmeric juice need black pepper?
Yes, always add a pinch of ground black pepper to recipes with turmeric (made with either fresh root or dry powder) to boost curcumin’s absorption, which can increase by as much as 2000%.
How often should I drink carrot ginger turmeric juice?
One glass (300 ml/10 fl oz) of carrot juice a day covers the recommended daily intake of turmeric and ginger, plus vitamin A from carrots.
But you can drink as much juice as you like!
However, if you have a sensitive stomach or reflux, the spicy, peppery, and sour qualities of the ingredients may worsen your symptoms. So, you may want to stick to half or one glass a day.
Also, consider diluting the juice with more water or drinking a tall glass of water after to prevent stomach acidity.
When is the best time to drink carrot ginger turmeric juice?
Drink this carrot turmeric juice with or after a light meal, like breakfast, mid-morning snack or afternoon snack.
Your meal is likely to include some fats, which are needed to absorb the juice’s nutrients, like vitamin A from carrots and curcumin from turmeric.
Also, not being completely on an empty stomach helps prevent stomach acidity if you have sensitive digestion.
How much ginger and turmeric do you need for juice?
To make one glass of juice, use from 8 to 15 grams of fresh root, about 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of grated turmeric or ginger root.
That’s equivalent to 1 to 2 teaspoons of dry spice powder, which covers the recommended daily intake of turmeric and ginger.
How do you juice fresh turmeric, ginger, and carrots without a juicer?
You can easily juice turmeric, ginger, and carrot in a food processor.
Just blend them with water and then strain the liquid through a sieve or cheesecloth to filter out the pulp, collecting the smooth juice in a pitcher.
|Fresh Ginger Root||25 g|
|Fresh Turmeric Root||25 g|
|Fresh Filtered Water||500 mL|
|Ground Black Pepper||2 pinch|
Rinse and peel the carrots, ginger root, turmeric root, and pineapple.
Then, chop them roughly so they'll be easier to fit into the blender and blitz.
Transfer the ingredients to a powerful blender, pour half of the given water, and blitz until the carrots are in tiny bits.
Then, add the remaining water and blitz again.
You should now have a cloudy juice with bits.
Now, strain the turmeric carrot juice through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth (aka nut milk bag), squeezing the pulp as hard as possible and collecting the juice into a pitcher.
Tip the black pepper into the filtered juice (to boost turmeric absorption) and stir well.
Your healthy carrot ginger turmeric juice is ready: pour it into a glass and sip it right away — or enjoy it cool from the fridge!
Try this juice with a pinch of ground cinnamon or cardamom for a hint of sweetness.
After sieving the juice, you can add in one blended banana for a creamier, sweeter finish and a boost of fibres!
This ginger carrot juice is best enjoyed when freshly made, so aim to consume it within the next day. But it will keep in the fridge for 4 days in a tight-seal bottle or jar.
After drinking this turmeric carrot juice, snack on a few nuts: they contain healthy fats, which help increase turmeric's curcumin and carrot’s vitamins absorption.