This juice is all vegetable, but not to worry, as carrots are lovely and sweet!
The bright colour of carrots is a clue to their high beta-carotene content – which is converted into vitamin A in your body. Vitamin A is important in maintaining eye health and clear vision. Carrots are also a great source of antioxidants, the things that help clear away toxins from the body and help to prevent damage from free radicals. Carrots are also a great source of dietary fibre and they are believed to maintain your heart health, as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Carrots are usually found in the market or your neighbourhood supermarket all year round, so you can make this juice any time of the day or year!
Sometimes carrots might not give out as much juice, so you may need to add a few more to make a full glass. Celery in juices can be an acquired taste, so start with a small stick and increase it over time. Cucumber adds a freshness and lightness to this wonderful juice.
Juice recipe: Carroty lunch
3 large carrots
1 stick of celery
1 pepino (Spanish cucumber) or ½ salad cucumber
2cm slice lemon
Wash all of the ingredients, (maybe cut the tops off your carrots if you are not using organic) then place them all in your juicer. Simple.
You can also replace the cucumber with a courgette if you want a creamier juice. Or maybe add a cube of ginger if you feel in need of a boost!