carrot apple ginger juice

Immunity Boosting Juice

This is one of our morning favorites, and we’re so excited to share it with you! Juicing is such an easy way to consume multiple servings of fruits and veggies in one glass. Not only is juicing a great pick me up, but also loaded with energy and nutritional content. If you are looking for an easy way to boost your immunity, while getting your fruit and vegetable servings for the day, this recipe is perfect for you!

Ingredients measured for making carrot apple ginger juice

Benefits of Carrots

Carrots are a great vegetable with many benefits.

  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Low in calories
  • Contain antioxidants
  • Reduce cholesterol
  • Improve digestion
  • Keep skin and nails healthy
  • Rich in beta carotene that helps keep your eyes healthy

Many of you don’t know this, but Nate has an eye disease called Keratoconus. Which basically means he has a progressive thinning and stigmatism of the cornea. There is a surgery procedure that is supposed to halt the thinning of the cornea called cross collagen fiber linking.

This surgery is supposed to help strengthen the fibers in the eye to prevent any further stigmatism. Nate did receive the surgery and thankfully it worked! After the procedure, he was intentional on eating any fruit or veggie that has qualities known to help eye health, especially carrots.

Long story short that’s how we came up with this recipe. We felt this healthy concoction could potentially aid in the healing process of his eyes.

After a year he went back to the doctor and his results were amazing! His eyesight actually improved since the surgery, which is extremely rare with this type of condition. As the disease is progressive and 25% of those with Keratoconus need a cornea transplant eventually. But amazingly, his corneas seemed strong and healthy!

We are not doctors or nutritionists by any means and are not claiming this to be a miracle juice. However, it is without question the benefits fruits and veggies can have on the body!

We love this juice because of its nutritious properties but also its refreshing taste.

Antioxidants

Juice is such an easy way to get loads of antioxidants into your system. For anyone who doesn’t know about antioxidants, we’ll break it down. Antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in the body. Free radicals are unstable atoms that cause damage to cells.

When free radicals outnumber antioxidants it’s called oxidative stress. Prolonged oxidative stress can damage DNA and create multiple problems in the body. Free radicals are known contributors to early aging, cardiovascular disease and even certain types of cancers.

So yeah, antioxidants are pretty essential for all living things to combat free radicals in the body.

Diet is of course the essential source of consuming antioxidants. Antioxidants can be found in both plants and animals but predominantly in veggies and fruit, especially berries.

Some important antioxidants include vitamin C, E and flavonoids. Not surprisingly, apples and celery both have flavonoids. Carrots also have vitamin C and other antioxidants. Ginger has both antioxidant and anti-tumor properties.

carrot apple ginger for juice

Ginger

Not only does ginger give any juice a nice zing, but it is high in gingerol; which, contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties. This makes ginger an essential go-to for post workout juice. Since it also helps with inflammation, studies show it may reduce muscle soreness induced by exercise and even daily muscle pain.

In addition, ginger is a great alternative to ease nausea, indigestion and stomach discomfort.

Celery

Celery is another incredible vegetable used in this recipe. Celery has been known to help digestion, reduce inflammation and of course carry multiple (over 12 ) types of antioxidants. 

Apples

Like carrots and ginger, apples, are great for juicing but even more versatile. Apples produce a naturally sweet juice that pairs well with any fruit or veggie in our opinion. Apples also may reduce the risk of cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. 

For more information on nutrition, check out the The Journal of Nutrition, The National Institute of Health and PubMed Central. But for now, enjoy this Immune boosting Juice recipe!

We currently use an AICOK juicer that works really well and is pretty affordable.

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Peas,
Luna & Nate

Immunity Boosting Juice

Recipe by Lettuce Live in Peas Course: DrinksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Calories

154

kcal
Juicing time

10

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Refreshing way to achieving your daily fruit and veggie intake.

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Carrots (Raw, peeled and cut into 2in sticks)

  • 3 Cups Apples (Cores removed)

  • 1/2 Tbsp Ginger (Skin removed)

Directions

  • Start by peeling the carrots with a vegetable peeler. After the carrots are all peeled, chop off the ends. Cut the carrots down into 2 inch sections. After cutting the sections, slice the logs in half, then several more times depending on your juicer.
  • Next take the apples and cut around the center to remove the core. If you have an apple corer, these work well to minimize food waste. Roughly chop the apple slices, so that they are about the width of the carrots.
  • Finally, peel and cut the ginger. We have found that a spoon to scrape off the skin works extremely well.Peeling ginger with a spoon
  • Slowly add the pieces into the juicer. We usually like to add the carrots first, followed by the ginger, and finished with the apple.
  • Serve chilled and immediately to receive the prana of all the delicious fruits and vegetables.

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories154
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0.3g 1%
    • Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
  • Sodium 58mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
    • Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    • Sugars 12g
  • Protein 1g 2%

  • Vitamin A 277%
  • Vitamin C 15%
  • Calcium 3%
  • Iron 2%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.




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