What happens when you ask our expert juice chef to create a fruity juice that is balanced with earthy flavors?
You get this delectably fruity juice recipe!
But this is more than just a great-tasting juice. It’s also a nutritional powerhouse with loads of health benefits.
Why We Love This Carrot Pineapple Orange Juice Recipe
First, let’s talk about the taste.
The sweet, citrus-y flavors of pineapple and orange go together like peanut butter and jelly. The inclusion of carrot is key considering its slightly sweet and earthy profile. Finally, to cut the sweetness and balance the overall flavor, a bit of fresh ginger and lime is added to the blend.
Now, let’s move on to the nutrition facts and health benefits. This gluten-free recipe has none of the nasty stuff found in most store-bought juice drinks. No orange juice concentrate. Zero added sugar. No preservatives. Just fresh vegetable and fruit juice. One serving size (12 fl oz) is around 125 calories. All the more reasons to get your juicer out and make this amazing recipe!
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Here are a few of the major health benefits provided by the fresh ingredients:
- Ultra high in vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Every ingredient except ginger is loaded with arguably the most crucial vitamin for your immune system.
- Rich in vitamin A, vitamin K, potassium and B9-folate. Each of these vitamins and minerals provide a number of serious health benefits.
- May help lower cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure. That’s thanks to the orange and carrot.
- Reduces inflammation. All five ingredients have anti-inflammatory properties.
- Aids digestion. Pineapples, in particular, contain digestive enzymes that help the body break down protein molecules. Once broken down, these molecules are more easily absorbed by the small intestine.
How to Pick a Ripe Pineapple
How do you find a perfectly ripe pineapple? It’s actually pretty simple. Use these 5 tips to pick a ripe pineapple next time you go to the market: How to Pick a Ripe Pineapple
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