I’ve had carrot juice on occasion throughout the years, mostly when I order Jamaican food. But now I’m hooked on it after trying a bottle of Odwalla. It’s 100% juice from organic carrots and tastes absolutely delicious! It’s a refreshing chilled drink, especially in the summer.
Get Jiggy With It!
The cool thing about carrot juice is that you can enjoy it as-is right out the bottle (make sure you shake it up well before pouring yourself a glass), or you can add it to many different dishes you might be making, to give it a spike of extra flavor and nutrition.
For example, if you make smoothies, carrot juice is easy to integrate into just about any smoothie recipe. Except for maybe peanut butter banana. I wouldn’t think carrot juice would taste good in that concoction (smile). But where appropriate, do apply! Your eyes, tongue and many other body parts will thank you.
And you can even make it at home.
The video below by Kristina Jackson, Natural Food Chef, demonstrates how to make fresh carrot juice, and she excolor-boxs that drinking it immediately after juicing is important to digest live enzymes which do our bodies good!
You can give carrot juice a super kick too by adding in some ginger and lime (also two ingredients good for you).
And if you’re juicing at home, why stick to carrots? Add some fresh organic spinach leaves from the farmer’s market (that you wash really well). Or add an apple. Get creative. There are recipes all over the internet and how-to tutorials on YouTube. Just search for keywords “carrot juice.”
Why Drink Carrot Juice?
It’s no secret that carrot juice contains vitamin A. Many of our mothers told us that eating carrots will help our vision (which is true; carrots and many other veggies contain Vitamin A which is good for healthy eyes). My view is that carrots are a vegetable God made, and believing that all food He created has benefits for our bodies, it’s a good idea to put into our diets. (Even for veggies I dislike, like celery for example, I think of creative ways to incorporate it where I don’t really “taste” the celery.)
You can find Odwalla Organic juices at most grocery stores, but if want a sure bet, head to either Whole Foods or Trader Joes.
Here’s how Odwalla describes their carrot juice product on its bottle: “Odwalla Organic Carrot juice is creamy liquid gold pulled straight from Carlifornia’s organic gardens. This beauteous bounty is Odwalla’s source for its prime carrots, which then go straight into the bottle with minimum processing. The flavor shouts the story. We’ve struck carrot gold!” They also say this:
“At Odwalla, we blend the best ingredients from nature with the latest learning in nutrition to create products bursting with living flavor that nourish your body, mind and spirit. Our mission today is the same as it’s been for more than 25 years: nourish PEOPLE everwhere, respect our PLANET, protect the SOIL awith sustainable practices, and create products good for the SOUL.”
The “ingredients” are pure pressed organic carrots. That’s it. Each serving has nearly one pound of carrots. And the container is recyclable.
Another great brand to try is Bolthouse Farms Vitamin Rich 100% Carrott juice which boasts 13 servings of veggies per bottle. I get this kind at my local Trader Joes.
Bizarre Yet Fun
For a rather bizarre yet fun and interesting video on juicing carrots, watch the video below!