Citrus Carrot Juice with Ashwagandha and Passion Fruit

  • by Robin Frey
5.0 from 1 Review

 

This bold, refreshing juice balances the flavor of ashwagandha with carrot, citrus, and passion fruit, for a tasty, stress-relieving elixir.

Yield 12 oz
Calories 110 cal
Yield and calories may vary depending on produce used and method of extraction.
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Time

Prep Time
03:00
Juice Time
03:00
Total Time
06:00
Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogen that is used to relieve stress, reduce inflammation and even fight cancer.
 
Although some might find it hard to take ashwagandha due to it’s slightly bitter taste, with this recipe you won’t even know it’s in there!
two glasses of ashwagandha juice on a marble counter
For this blend, we are using fruit and produce that is in season during the spring and summer months. For our citrus elements, we are using grapefruit and orange. The passion fruit and carrot help balance out the bitterness of the ashwagandha, while the local honey brings in more sweetness and adds benefits to those with allergies.
 

Why We Love This Citrus Carrot Juice

Can I mix ashwagandha in juice? Yes, you most absolutely can! And that is the main reason we love this particular recipe. When you mix the ashwagandha root extract into this citrusy juice, you won’t even taste its slightly bitter flavor. It is completely balanced for a delicious tasting juice with all of the benefits ashwagandha has to offer.

Our chef, Ari, explains his thoughts behind the formulation of this recipe:

“We built this blend around ashwagandha, which has a slightly bitter flavor and pairs well with grapefruit due to its flavor profile. The honey takes the edge off the bitterness making it much more mellow, The orange adds a depth of citrus to round out the flavor, and the carrot works great with citrus for taking off the sharpness. Lastly, passion fruit gives a bit of texture while also adding to the overall citrusy, refreshing flavor that works great during the spring and summer seasons. “
two glasses of citrus carrot ashwagandha juice on a marble countertop

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I use Mary Ruth’s Organic Ashwagandha Root liquid drops, which you can find here on Amazon.

Health Benefits of This Ashwagandha Juice

Reduces Stress & Anxiety

I noticed that after taking ashwagandha as a daily supplement, my stress and anxiety levels have decreased. Studies also prove that taking ashwagandha extract helps to reduce stress and anxiety and improve the overall well-being of adults under stress.

Reduces Inflammation

Initially I started taking ashwagandha for its stress relieving benefits, but I grew to love it even more for its anti-inflammatory benefits. While I have experienced a decrease in inflammation and joint pain and am a living testament to its efficacy, there are also several animal studies that have shown that ashwagandha reduces inflammation.

Fights Cancer

Studies have shown that one of ashwagandha’s compounds helps to kill cancer cells and keeps cancer cells from growing. Research also suggests that it may help treat several types of cancer.

For a more in-depth look at ashwagandha, read our article: Ashwagandha: Benefits, Uses, and Recipes

ingredients to make citrus carrot ashwagandha juice on a marble countertop

Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial cold press juicer to make this juice shot recipe, but you can use pretty much any type of juicer (masticating, centrifugal, etc.). Just keep in mind that the quality will always be higher when using a juice press.

Learn more about the industry-leading commercial cold press juicers we use to make our recipes.

Health Benefits

  • relieves stress
  • reduces inflammation
  • cancer fighting

Ingredients

ashwagandha root extract 0.5 ml 1 serving (about 15 drops)
grapefruit (peeled) 5.5 oz 156 g 1 medium grapefruit
orange (peeled) 8.2 oz 232 g 2 medium oranges
carrot 3.5 oz 99 g 2-3 small carrots
passion fruit pulp 0.5 oz 14 g about 1 passion fruit
local honey 0.75 oz 21 g 1 tablespoon honey

Directions

  1. Wash the produce and prep by peeling the grapefruit and orange, then weigh the ingredients.

  2. Grind the grapefruit, orange and carrot, then press.

  3. Add the honey and ashwagandha extract to the juice and mix.

  4. Add the passion fruit (with seeds for texture), and mix.

Pro Tips

  • If you’re not keen on the seedy texture, just filter out the passion fruit seeds with a sieve.

  • Ashwagandha root liquid extract works the best for mixing into juices. We like this liquid extract. If all you have is a powder, whisk it into the juice until the clumps disappear. Powders work best in smoothies.

  • Learn more about ashwagandha in our article, Ashwagandha: Benefits, Uses, and Recipes 

  • If you are new to ashwagandha, you might want to start off with adding a half of a serving until you see how it affects you.

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Well I have been juicing for some time since I found some on my phone and I am doing this daily

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for sharing Lillian

      Reply