Nice and sweet
If you are craving something sweet, go to a natural source such as fruit. Oranges are known to be packed with vitamin C, which is an immune builder and can help fight the common cold. But, in addition, oranges have no saturated fat or cholesterol, and most have no sodium. They are also a good source of Thiamin, Folate, and Potassium — needed for optimum health. Orange foods like carrots and oranges are high in phytochemicals called carotenoids, which are known to be anti-carcinogenic.
Add some Zing to your life
Carrot, apple, orange, and ginger juice is sweet and spicy at the same time. It is one of my favorite juices to make, not only because of the thirst-quench it delivers, but also because I know I am feeding my body well.
Carrots have a high amount of vitamins A, B6, and K. Apples are also a great source of many nutrients, including fiber. Seasonal produce has the best flavors, so experiment with other kinds of citrus, too, like grapefruit, blood oranges, and Meyer lemons.
How to do it
The process is pretty simple. First, add two apples of any kind (remove the stems) to your juicer. Then add some carrots and a piece of fresh, raw ginger.
Now here is the tricky part, when it comes to juicing any citrus — make sure you remove the zest/peel. The oils from the zest can clog up the basket inside. However, you want to retain some of the white flesh, the pith, because that is packed with nutrients. Try to use a microplane to remove the zest, or get a little dirty and peel it with your hands.
Lastly, add the orange and allow the liquid to rush through the machine. Stir, pour, and enjoy the sweet treat.
- 2 Oranges
- 2 medium/small apples
- 3 carrots
- 1 inch fresh ginger
- Remove zest from oranges with zester.
- Process whole apples, carrots, and ginger through juicer.
- Process oranges through juicer.