Longing for enhanced vitality and energy? Giving your body nourishment in the form of natural fruits and vegetables that furnish you with true nutrition is a good starting point. To take this concept to a higher level, drink your fruits and vegetables by injecting carrot juice into your daily routine. If you learn how to make carrot juice, it will be your first step to enhanced nutrient intake.
Carrot juice is a power-house juice that contains a plethora of vitamins, including vitamin A, a necessary vitamin for the body that incites immune system stimulation, promotes vision, healthy skin, tooth and bone integrity, and a host of other positives.
Hold up a carrot and see the beauty of what nature has created. A carrot is composed of juice and fiber. Your mission–if you choose to accept it–is to separate the juice from the fiber; separate the mineralized-enzymatic water from the fiber.
The first step in learning how to make carrot juice—after you have decided to add it to your health journey—is to get a juicer that can help you separate the glorious juice from the fiber. There are a number of juicers on the market that can help you, but they all function in different ways.
The Centrifugal juicer runs at the fastest speed and slices the produce down into smaller pieces. This juicer leaves the most juice in the fiber.
The Masticating juicer runs at a slower speed and grinds up the produce which tends leave a dryer pulp and less of an oxidizing effect on the juice.
The Triturating juicer runs at a slow speed and is, by far, the most efficient of the juicers with extracting juice from the pulp.
Before settling on the nearest bag of carrots, make sure you get carrots that have come from a farm that has naturally produced them. You don’t want to be drinking carrot juice that is from conventional carrots—even though carrot juice is good for you, toxins are not, so keep natural in the forefront of your mind when learning how to make carrot juice.
Keep your carrots in the fridge if you are not able to juice right away. It is important to at least soak your carrots, regardless of the source. If you want to be thorough, scrub them with a bristle brush. Even using a cleansing agent like food-grade hydrogen peroxide is a good idea if you purchased from a larger distributor.
When it comes to peeling carrots, there are two ways to look at it. The first way, is to consider that to peel eliminates the pungent taste that the skin imparts to the juice. So, essentially the extra work is to get a better tasting juice. The second way to consider is the fact that when you peel you are getting rid of the nutritious outer layer of the carrot. If you try both ways, you can see what works for you.
Depending on your juicer, when you are learning how to make carrot juice you may need to breakdown your carrots into smaller pieces. You will have to experiment with your particular juicer. Whatever the juicer, don’t force the produce into the juicer. Let the juicer work at its own pace.
As you fill your juice catch, make sure you get the juice immediately into the fridge to minimize the effects of spoiling. This is one of the main reasons grocery stores can’t carry unpasteurized juices; no shelf life. You have 2-3 days for the finished juice to stay in the fridge before it starts to deteriorate.
Because the juicing process is intensive, make it easier on yourself by only having to do it once a week! If you minimize the times you have to do the juicing to only once in a week it makes your life easier. Daily juicing is a grind that is not necessary. Juice enough for a week! Juice enough for your immediate needs and freeze the rest. Learning how to make carrot juice doesn’t have to be hard; it just takes a little planning.
Since you know how to make carrot juice at the basic level, now you can inject some of your own creativity goodness into juicing. Starting sourcing the fruit and vegetable rainbow and make a juice that will touch your palate and your health. Remember, however, to keep carrot juice as a base; it is an excellent base for all juice combinations. Keep trying variations and you will stumble on your favorite juice in a jiffy.
Full of nutrient denseness in a beautiful orange skin, carrot juice will certainly be a juice your fall for in a huge health and palate pleasing way. Learning how to make carrot juice may be a key to unlock the door you need to get to a higher level of health. Don’t underestimate the power of the orange goodness from the ground.