Fresh and bright, this carrot ginger turmeric juice is packed with delicious anti-inflammatory ingredients! Easy to make in less than 10 minutes, it's a healthy breakfast juice with so much flavor.
Juices always feel particularly perfect when you want a good dose of healthy vitamins but a smoothie feels a little too heavy. Much like my apple ginger juice and celery cucumber juice, this carrot ginger juice uses fresh produce for a quick and easy drink that works equally well with breakfast or as a healthy snack.
Love smoothies too? Do check out my celery cucumber smoothie for another option made with vegetables as well as fruit.
⭐ Why this recipe is so good
Combines vegetables and fruit. Get in some extra vitamins with a variety of fresh produce, as well as a little spice.
Health benefits of ginger and turmeric. Using both these spices means this is an anti-inflammatory juice and full of goodness.
Juicer or blender recipe. Don't have a juicer? No problem, I walk you through how to make this carrot ginger juice with a blender. And for more tips, check out my how to juice without a juicer post!
All the ingredients and their quantities are set out in the recipe card below.
Some notes on a few of them:
- Carrots - be sure to use fresh unbruised produce.
- Ginger root - the fresh knobbly-looking ginger rather than ground ginger is best and gives a more zingy and fresh flavor.
- Apple juice - either use freshly juiced if you wish, or from a carton.
- Black pepper - this is optional, but enhances the absorption of curumin in the turmeric.
📖 Swaps and variations
Swap fresh turmeric root for ground turmeric. Personally I use ground turmeric most of the time as getting hold of fresh turmeric root can be tricky.
Swap apple juice for orange juice. If citrus works for you (likely not my low histamine diet readers), then orange juice can be used. You may also like to add a squeeze of lemon juice.
Omit the juice. If you are using a juicer rather than the blender method, you may not need to add juice at all.
🔪 Step by step instructions
Making this carrot ginger turmeric juice is very simple, and you can either use a juicer or blender.
Option 1: Feed the ingredients through your juicer, with a glass below to catch the juice. You can omit the apple juice, and use a fresh apple instead with this method.
Option 2: Use a blender and strain through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth, as below:
Steps 1 & 2
Add the carrots, ginger, turmeric, apple juice and black pepper (if using) to a blender. Blend to a thick smoothie-like texture (images 1 & 2).
Place your nut milk bag or cloth over a bowl and spoon the carrot mixture into the centre (image 3).
Draw up the sides of the cloth and squeeze well so the carrot turmeric juice runs through into your bowl (image 4). Pour into your glasses and enjoy!
💭 Recipe tips and notes
- Top and tail the carrots (and you may wish to peel also if they are not organic carrots) and then dice into small pieces for ease of blending or juicing.
- Using a high-powered blender is best for making this carrot juice.
- If using turmeric powder, simply sprinkle into the blender with the other ingredients.
- Give the nut milk bag or cloth a really good squeeze to get as much juice as possible - you will always get more than you think you will!
- Adding a pinch of black pepper can help enhance the absorption of the curcumin in the turmeric, but is optional.
📋 Frequently asked questions
Simply blend the ingredients, and then strain through a nut milk bag into a bowl to make juice without a juicer.
Yes, simply reduce the quantity of the ingredients to make smaller shots of the juice!
Yes, if citrus works for you, simply swap out the apple juice and make yourself a carrot orange turmeric juice!
📖 Carrot ginger turmeric juice benefits
This carrot ginger turmeric juice is packed with healthy ingredients, with a good dose of nutrients and anti-inflammatory properties:
Carrots - as BBC Good Food describes in their overview of the health benefits of carrots, this vegetable is a good source of carotenoids, which help maintain a well-functioning immune system.
Ginger - as well as being known for having anti-nausea properties, the health benefits of ginger are described by Healthline as being, amongst others, its high level of gingerol which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, its potential to lower blood sugar levels and help with indigestion.
Turmeric - in their article on the health benefits of turmeric, Healthline describes that studies show curcumin, a compound turmeric contains, to have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is important to note that levels in food alone are unlikely to reach those used in studies on curcumin.
🥤 More smoothies and juices
Carrot Ginger Turmeric Juice
- Option 1: Feed the ingredients through a juicer with a glass to 'catch' the juice.
- Option 2: Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend to a thick smoothie-like consistency. You may need to scrape the sides down with a spoon or spatula.
- Pour the carrot mixture into a nut milk bag or cheesecloth over a bowl. Draw up the sides of the cloth and wring out so the juice pours into the bowl. Pour into your glasses.
- If using a juicer then you may not need to add the apple juice. It is used for the blender option to help the carrots blend more easily.
- If using a juicer you may like to add an apple.
- For those who prefer, orange juice can be swapped for apple juice (if citrus works for you).
- The black pepper is optional. It is included as it helps the absorption of the curcumin in the turmeric.
- Please note that nutritional information is an estimate, and is auto-generated.
- ginger, which scores 1.
- black pepper, which scores 2.