Carrot Smoothie with Ginger & Orange, Ten a Day & The Self-Cleaning Juisir
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.
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.
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?
- 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)
- Place everything, except the orange peel, in a power blender and blitz until smooth (I used the veg setting on my G2.3) .
I prefer my smoothies unsweetened, but you can add a tsp or two of honey if liked.
We 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.
Other recipes featuring carrots you might like
- Carrot cake banana bread via The Petite Cook
- Carrot cake flapjacks via Tin and Thyme
- Carrot cake cookies via Casa Costello
- Carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting via Jo’s Kitchen
- Vegan carrot cupcakes via Planet Veggie
- Cranberry, squash, apple & carrot juice via Fuss Free Flavours
- Pineapple ginger carrot juice via Celery & Cupcakes
- Air fryer carrot falafel via Tin and Thyme
- Carrot pizza with carrot pizza sauce via Veggie Desserts
- Five spice carrot soup via Recipes From a Pantry
- Miso muffins with kale, carrot & courgette via Tin and Thyme
- Orange ginger carrot salad via Tin and Thyme
- Roasted carrots with orange and ginger via Family Friends Food
- Rosemary & honey Actifry carrots via Munchies & Munchkins
Carrot Smoothie with Ginger & Orange. PIN IT.
The Juisir comes with a reusable bag plus 30 cotton refills or 80 disposable bags and a two year warranty. It costs £579, but if you order one in the next eleven days you can get an earlybird discount. Use EARLYBIRD100 when checking out to get £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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