6 Health Benefits of Carrot Apple Juice

5 Health Benefits of Carrot Apple Juice

Everyone knows that fruits and vegetables are good for you. They provide exponential benefits for skin, weight loss, energy, mood and health in general. However, it can be hard to get enough of them.

Plain fruits and vegetables aren’t exactly the most appetizing choices in the world. And by contrast, store-bought fruit juices and restaurant-blended green smoothies can be full of sugar, sodium and over-processed, unhealthy additives that outweigh the benefits of the nutrients they allegedly contain.

But now, there’s no need to choke down plain vegetables or stomach sugar-laden fruit juice. Juicing is an easy, at-home way to blend the fresh fruits and vegetables you need in creative, appetizing ways. And carrot apple juice is among one of the tastiest, nutritious and most convenient juice recipes…

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6 Health Benefits of Carrot Apple Juice

1) Carrot Apple Juice Makes a Phenomenal Meal Replacement

While most fruit and veggie juices are consumed as drinks, the blend of carrot and apple juice actually works most efficiently as part of a meal. This is because when the carrots and apples are juiced or blended, you can condense quite a few servings into a single glass of juice.

Just one cup of carrot apple juice contains approximately 241 calories, which is about 12 percent of an average 2,000-calorie diet.

If your diet requires more calories per meal, round out your serving of carrot apple juice with a single serving of cottage cheese or healthy nuts. This will ensure you get all the benefits of carrot and apple juice – and help you knock out your daily protein requirement.

2) Get an Energy Boost From Healthy Carbs

Contrary to popular belief, not all carbohydrates are bad for you. In fact, the carbs derived from fruits and vegetables actually provide a positive source of energy for your body.

Organic Carrots

The daily average recommended intake of carbs is about 225 grams. One cup of carrot apple juice contains about 63 grams of carbs, meaning you can get about one-fourth of your recommended daily value from an incredibly healthy source.

3) Feel Fuller Longer With Dietary Fiber

If you’re trying to lose weight, hunger pangs can be your worst enemy. That’s because intense hunger often leads to overeating – which can easily annihilate your daily calorie count.

So the key to losing weight isn’t starving yourself… it’s nurturing your body in a way that helps it feel fuller longer.

Filling up on slow-digesting fiber is an excellent way to help keep hunger at bay while attaining the nutrients your body needs.

So how much fiber do you need?

According to the Mayo Clinic, healthy adult males require between 28 and 34 grams daily while adult females should strive to get between 28 and 38 grams of dietary fiber each day. Just one cup of apple carrot juice contains 13.4 grams of fiber… almost half of your daily requirements!

4) It Contains a Ton of Vitamins And Minerals

Eating better isn’t just about weight loss – it’s about living healthier all-around. And to perform at its best while fending off injury and illness, your body needs certain vitamins and minerals.

For example, the mineral potassium helps to regulate your nervous and cardiovascular system, while vitamin A helps support bone, skin, eye and teeth health.

Sliced Carrots

A single cup of carrot apple juice contains more than 1,300 milligrams of potassium and approximately 46,000 milligrams of vitamin A. That is nearly three times a minimum daily requirement for potassium and more than four times your daily requirement for vitamin A.

5) It’s Low in Fat And Sodium

Up until now, we’ve talked about all the stuff carrot apple juice is chock-full of… but there are a couple items it’s missing: fat and sodium.

Now this isn’t necessarily bad… it’s actually a good thing. While some types of fat can be good for you, an excess amount of fat and sodium in the diet leads to health problems like inflammation, high cholesterol, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancer.

Carrot apple juice contains less than one gram of fat per cup and just nine of the total 241 calories are derived from fat. Additionally, apple carrot juice only has about 168 milligrams of sodium which is a mere seven percent of the recommended daily limit.

6) Carrot Apple Juice Tastes Great!

Vegetables certainly have a lot of health benefits… but to be honest, they don’t taste the greatest. Fortunately, carrot apple juice is much more appealing than plain old carrot juice.

This is because the sweetness of the apples overpowers the carrots and makes your juice taste more like a fruit cocktail than a veggie blend. It’s delicious and nutritious!

How to Make Fresh Carrot Apple Juice

Ingredients Required:

  • 4 large carrots
  • 2 sweet apples (Recommended varieties: Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, Gala, Fuji or classic Red)

Preparation Instructions:

  • Thoroughly clean the carrots and then peel the skin away.
  • Core each of the apples: set the apple on a cutting board. Insert a large bladed knife and cut from the top center down through the middle. Repeat the process three more times until you have created a square around the center of the apple. Then simply pop the core out of the center using your thumbs and discard it.
  • Begin placing the ingredients in a juicer. Alternate between pieces of carrot and pieces of apple to ensure balance.
  • After juicing is complete, pour into a glass and enjoy right now or store it in an airtight container and refrigerator for use later.

What Are The Health Benefits of Carrot Apple Juice?

Whether you’re a seasoned juicer or new to the scene, carrot apple juice is a good choice to work into your drink rotation or to try out for the first time.

At around 241 calories per cup, it makes a great meal replacement. It’s also nutrient-dense, particularly rich in filling fiber, potassium and vitamin A.

However, carrot apple juice is low in fat and sodium, making it a weight-conscious, heart-healthy choice. But who said fruit and veggie blends have to be bland and boring? Carrot apple juice is surprising sweet in taste… you can barely taste the carrots at all!

In addition to being delicious and nutritious, carrot apple juice is also surprisingly easy to make. All you have to do is peel a couple carrots, core some sweet apples and juice them to your satisfaction.

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12 thoughts on “6 Health Benefits of Carrot Apple Juice

  1. “Calorie Ninja”, I’ll remember that, that’s one creative domain name. The post about carrot apple juice is very detailed, very informative. The icing on the cake for this post is how to make carry apple juice, so that nutritionists can recommend it to their students, or people living fit-lifestyles can make it on their own and feel the benefits, feel and taste the benefits.

  2. My wife and I are daily smoothie drinkers. We blend our own unique juice that is compatible with our blood and genotype. In the past, we used to add beetroot to our carrot apple juice which added more nutrients to the juice.
    We now live in Asia so we have access to a lot of tropical fruits. The current juice we make is fresh mango, pineapple juice, English spinach, ginger, beetroot and, believe it or not, a touch of olive oil. Tastes great and is like having a superfood meal every day.
    Like the name of your website. Hope it is doing well.

  3. Never tried Carrot and Apple juice before. I can’t imagine what it would taste like but it sounds like it is very beneficial to the health! As far as I know the supermarkets don’t sell it in a carton, so it would have to be homemade using a blender, right?

    I will give this drink a try sometime.
    Hannah.

  4. Hello, Chris. I like this article because you promote carrots. This vegetable is full of vitamins and fibers. It is tasty and fulfilling.
    One thing that I am not excited, it is the preparation. It takes longer time compare with consuming.
    Did you mention that adding little bit of olive oil, the vitamin A can be absorbed faster?
    I drunk plenty of carrot juices last year when I bought organic carrots from Costco. I do not see them now, just plain table carrots. Anyway, they are 100% better compare with soda drinks.
    All the best, happy writing, Nemira.

    1. Honestly can’t remember Nemira LOL. But people will be able to read the tip from your comment so thanks for including it 🙂

  5. Hi Chris, thanks for this nice information. I am also interested in healthy nutrition and always happy when I learn something new about it. I guess I will take a glass of carrot and apple juice a day from now on 😉 Are you using organic carrots and apples for it? Or what is your opinion about organic food? It is really that good or only a strategy by the food industry to earn more money?

  6. This would definitely be an easy way for me to get more fruit and vegetables into my daily routine. I like apples, but have to be in the mood for them. I don’t particularly like carrots and usually only tolerate them in a chicken noodle soup or a salad. If what you say is true, that you can hardly taste the carrot in this juice, then it’d be perfect! Plus, I’m always looking for something to drink other than water while trying to stay away from soda. This could be a good option. Thanks for the idea and insider knowledge!

    1. Hi Shay,

      My children are the same – they are not up for carrots at all! I was alright as a kid – I used to like nibbling on raw carrots between meals…and I still do actually!

      The juice is pretty awesome – and yes, you can hardly taste the carrot in it.

      My kids have consumed it – so it must be doing something right! 🙂

      Enjoy the drink Shay 🙂

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