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Carrot Smoothie with Ginger & Orange, Ten a Day & The Self-Cleaning Juisir

Carrot Smoothie with Ginger & Orange

I thought I ate a lot of fruit and veg, but I’m finding that getting in the newly recommended ten a day is a bit of a challenge. We usually start off our mornings with a smoothie packed full of all sorts of nutritious ingredients. This carrot smoothie with ginger & orange ticks off one of the ten. Only another nine to go then. Juicing could be a good way of adding more fruit and veg to our diet. I’ve stayed clear of juicers, however, as I’ve heard they can be a bit of a faff to clean. But, cue fanfare, this may be a thing of the past with the all singing, all dancing self-cleaning Juisir.

Yes, you read correctly, a self-cleaning juicer. Froothie are just about to launch this rather clever machine to the UK market. You put your chosen fruit or veg in a sealed bag and the Juisir squeezes it with the force of two elephants, until there’s very little left. Watch the video below to see how much juice you can get from wheatgrass, kale, carrots and cucumbers. The bags can then be washed or thrown away, depending on whether you’ve opted for a reusable bag or disposable ones. I was relieved to hear the disposable bags are compostable, so my greenwash detector can be retracted – for today at least.

You can see from the pictures below, that the Juisir is elegant with clean lines and is simple to use. It comes in silver, black or red. Personally I like the look of it and I’m quite excited at the prospect. I’m hanging out for a red one, of course. It’s meant to be quieter than most juicers too. It’s a bit pricy to be sure, but it’s a high quality cold-pressed juicer that can be used again and again. If it’s easy to clean and looks good enough to keep on the counter, it’s more likely to be used on a regular basis, making it much better value. Head over to Froothie’s Juisir page to find out ten reasons why you need one. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the price, discounts and order information.

How Does the Juisir Work

I get a lot of carrots in my veg box. It can be a bit of a struggle to use them all sometimes. This carrot smoothie with ginger & orange is one of the ways I use them up. It produces a vibrant orange coloured smoothie which is brimming with flavour and vital nutrients. One glass of this keeps me going until lunchtime. Ginger and orange are both tried and tested pairings for carrots, so why not use both? I actually used a blood orange in this particular smoothie, but any orange will do. I also added turmeric as I try and get a daily dose to ease my aches and pains. It works too.

Carrot Smoothie with Ginger

My Optimum G2.3 induction blender is my smoothie workhorse. I use the large jug to make double quantities, so we have enough for two days running. The ingredients for my morning smoothies are organic as I like to start the day on a healthy note. It doesn’t usually stay that way. If you’re using carrots and oranges that aren’t organic, make sure you scrub them well. As we make copious amounts of kefir, this is what I use in our smoothies. If you don’t have kefir substitute a third yoghurt and two thirds water. If you’re vegan you can substitute it for the liquid of your choice.

Do you have any tips for getting our ten a day?

Carrot Smoothie with Ginger & Orange
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Carrot Smoothie with Ginger and Orange
Prep Time
8 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
A vibrant morning smoothie full of colour and flavour to set you up for the day.
Course: Breakfast
Serves: 4 people
Author: Choclette @ Tin and Thyme
Ingredients
  • 750 ml kefir (or liquid of your choice)
  • 3 carrots - scrubbed & halved
  • thumb sized knob of ginger
  • 1 orange - zested then peeled (I used a blood orange)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp linseeds
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 2 tsp baobab powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp bee pollen (optional)
  • few marigold petals (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place everything, except the orange peel, in a power blender and blitz until smooth (I used the veg setting on my G2.3) .
Recipe Notes

I prefer my smoothies unsweetened, but you can add a tsp or two of honey if liked.

 

No Waste Food Challenge LogoWe have an ongoing task of using up the carrots in our veg box before the next lot arrive. This carrot smoothie with ginger & orange is a good way to use some of them. I’m sending it to the No Waste Food Challenge at Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary.

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Carrot Smoothie with ginger & orange. Made with kefir, but you can easily be adapted to dairy free and vegan. Nutritious and delicious, it makes a great start to the day.

The Juisir comes with a reusable bag plus 30 cotton refills or 80 disposable bags and a two year warranty. It costs Ā£579, but if you order one in the next eleven days you can get an earlybird discount. Use EARLYBIRD100 when checking out to get Ā£100 off. As a Froothie Ambassador, I can also offer Tin and Thyme readers free P&P on any Froothie appliance including the Juisir. Add 2483 free ambassador delivery to the comment box when ordering to get free postage and packing. Delivery will be credited back onto your card.

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    Mandy
    19th April 2017

    This sounds delicious Choclette – do you put the carrots in whole or do you chop them up first? I’ll have to give this a go.

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      Choclette
      19th April 2017

      Good point Mandy. I’ve amended the recipe. I half the carrots, unless they are huge and then I’ll cut them into three. I used to bung them in whole in my 9200, but I’ve not actually tried in this one. It would probably be fine.

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    Cathy @ Planet Veggie
    19th April 2017

    I know what you mean about trying to use up all the carrots in a veg box. I also end up putting them in smoothies and juices. I haven’t used my juicer for ages though as I can’t be bothered to clean it, so I’m seriously thinking about getting a Juisir!

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      Choclette
      19th April 2017

      The carrot conundrum! The Juisir sounds seriously good – tempting indeed.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    19th April 2017

    I eat lots of veggies, I meant A LOT!! 1.5kg daily and my husband loves his meals with lots of fruits and no way that you can get him to finish the plateful of salads without fruit in it. BUT…we don’t drink smoothies…strange, huh? I love to eat my fruit as they are.. and my power blender is mainly for making nut butter..(really wonder if there’s a better way to make them because it’s not a fun and relaxing job to get it done)

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      Choclette
      19th April 2017

      I think you should do a post guiding us though how you eat so many veggies Angie. I love veg, but find it difficult to eat that much every day. As for smoothies, I just bung everything in the blender and walk away to do something else whilst it’s blending.

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    Jo @ Jo's Kitchen Larder
    19th April 2017

    I have just spent couple of days in London on mini break with kids to go round museums etc. We also indulged a bit, food wise, and although it was really only 1.5 days we came home this evening and I felt like I need something nourishing! Your smoothie would be just perfect! I love adding ginger to any juice/smoothie type of concoctions and carrots are the perfect base, one to try!

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      Choclette
      19th April 2017

      I know what you mean. I always feel like I need something uber healthy when I’ve been away. Sounds like you had a fun time though.

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      Choclette
      22nd April 2017

      Thanks Andrea. Carrots, ginger and orange make for a tasty and nutritious combination.

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      Choclette
      22nd April 2017

      Thanks Kate. Carrots lend themselves particularly well to smoothies. I doubled the amount in our smoothie this morning and it was ace.

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    Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet
    20th April 2017

    Thought I spotted the colour of turmeric in the mix! Love the combinations of flavours used in this smoothie and can’t help but get excited about the Juisir either!

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      Choclette
      22nd April 2017

      The Juisir sounds quite amazing Michelle. As for turmeric, I stick it in whatever I can get away with šŸ™‚

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    Claire Jessiman
    20th April 2017

    I am SO excited by the concept of the Juisir! My existing Froothie Juicer is perfect – apart from the cleaning. This will be a game changer.

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      Choclette
      22nd April 2017

      It sounds quite amazing Claire and actually makes me want a juicer for the first time ever.

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      Choclette
      21st April 2017

      I don’t have room either Johanna and I don’t have the juicer. But I am quite tempted! It sounds good. I add turmeric to most of my green and orange smoothies. I’m a bit creaky and need a daily dose šŸ˜‰

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    Jacqueline Meldrum
    22nd April 2017

    That is one healthy smoothie and it must taste amazing. Great for fending off colds too. The Juisir sounds like the perfect juicer.

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      Choclette
      22nd April 2017

      I try and make my morning smoothies into tasty immune booster – you’re not welcome here colds! As for the Juisir, it sounds amazing.

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    Nayna Kanabar
    23rd April 2017

    I love the sound of the juicer and the fact that you can use the bags. The carrot, orange and ginger combination is a win win in my book any day.

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