Carrots can be one of the most versatile vegetables on the planet. This vegetable is not only a standout because of all the different ways it can be consumed; raw, cooked or juiced, but mainly for all the nutritious goodness that it contains.
This bright orange legume gets its color from different types of antioxidants knows as carotenoids. One of carotenoids’ member is the Beta-Carotene, which is responsible for the abundance of vitamin A present in the carrot. There are many benefits in the ingestion of Beta-carotene confirmed by many studies; from improving the vision, boosting the immune system, for healthy looking skin, to even preventing cancer.
Not only that, Carrots are jammed-pack with nutrients. These roots contain numerous vitamins other than vitamin A such as B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic acid), B6, B9 (Folate) C, E, and K. It also encompasses rich minerals like Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and many more.
So rid your body of all its harmful toxins with carrots, especially after this festive season where indulgence in overly greasy or sugary food were permitted. In a juice form, this detox can even act as a supplement. As the juice is extracted out with all its nutrients goodness, it is immediately absorbed in bloodstream upon drinking instead of going through the much slower process of digestion. Through a carrot detox, you can give your body all the nutrients required and let it heal itself!
Yield: 1 Serving
Ingredients: Carrot, Apple, Celery and Lime Juice
2 medium carrots.
1 stalk celery
4-5 small limes
Cut ingredients in pieces and process in a juicer. Remove pulp in a strainer or leave it according to taste. Serve with ice.
2. Spice it up!
Ingredients: Carrots, Orange, Ginger, Cucumber
1/2 knob ginger
Roughly cut the ingredients and incorporate to a juicer. Serve with ice.
3. Exotic Twist
Ingredients: Carrot, Spinach, Ginger, Mango, Coconut Milk, Mint Leaves, Flax seed.
½ Cup of Carrots
1 cup of Spinach
½ Cup of Mango
½ Cup of Coconut Milk
½ Knob of Ginger
1 Tbsp of Flax seeds
1-2 Mint leaves
Chop all the ingredients roughly and add to a blender and blend away. Enjoy this drink with ice.
Ingredient: Carrot, Beet, Cucumber, Celery, Parsley, Lemon.
2-3 slices of ginger (according to taste)
Cut and add to juicer. Enjoy cold with ice.
5. Sweet Treat
Ingredients: Carrots, Pineapple, Lime, Water
1 ½ Carrots
1½ Cups of pineapple, cubed
1/4 Lime, squeezed
1/2 cup Water (according to taste)
Directions: Add to a blender or juicer. Consume with ice.
Juicing is an easy way to get more fresh vegetables into your diet. Try incorporating the carrot detox in your routine for a concentrated dose of healthiness. From stabilizing sugar levels, fighting inflammation and cleansing the kidneys, protecting eye health, giving energy spike and fighting Leukemia, carrots can be beneficial to so many parts of your body. Reap its benefit with the easy recipes above and help your body!