Carrot, Grapefruit and Ginger Juice

It’s starting to feel like winter outside, so it’s time to amp up the Vitamin C and A. I’ve actually been feeling healthier this year (aside from seasonal allergies), but it never hurts to boost your reserves ahead of cold weather.

I love this juice because it’s sweet, tart, and spicy at the same time. It makes the most of produce that you probably have lying around in the fridge and haven’t used up yet.

It also makes the most of good-for-you spices like turmeric and cinnamon. A dash of ground cayenne brings it all together.

An ingredient in this juice that may make you say, “huh?” is almond butter. However, don’t despair. The last step of the recipe calls for blending pressed juice with a tablespoon of almond butter, some honey, and the ground spices. The almond butter thickens the juice a bit and adds some depth of flavor. You can’t really taste it, to be honest, but you know it’s there because it gives the juice a smooth, thick texture.

I didn’t expect to love this juice as much as I did, but after I took a sip, I was hooked. I’m going to make it every week now through the winter to boost my vitamins. It’s a great alternative to green juice if you’re sick of that or need a change.

Also, if you’re looking for a juicer, I’d highly recommend Hurom. I got one from them on sale over the summer and I used it almost everyday. It’s great throughout the year, but especially during the spring and summer when a lot of fresh fruit is in season.

Here’s a song to get you started on your carrot grapefruit juice journey.

Carrot, Grapefruit and Ginger Juice

Ingredients

4 medium carrots
2 grapefruit, peeled and quartered
1-inch piece of fresh ginger root
1 Tbsp almond butter
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1/8 tsp ground cayenne

Directions

Run the carrots, grapefruit, and ginger through a juicer. Then blend the juice in a high-powered blender with the almond butter, honey, and ground spices. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

About Emily Wasserman

Hi! My name is Emily and I'm a writer based in St. Louis. If I was stranded on an island and could request three items of food, they would be pain au chocolat, enchiladas, and Neapolitan pizza.
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