Carrots are great to include in a juice so this month we share our Breathe carrot juice recipe for you to try at home. It´s a tasty juice to enjoy first thing in the morning – particularly if you add avocado.
Adding avocado to your juice will give you great essential oils and vitamins, but if you prefer a light juice, containing fewer calories, then simply omit the avocado. It also means that you do not need to clean a blender too!
Breathe: carrot juice recipe
Calories: 378 (with avocado), 194 (without avocado)
½ red pepper
2cm unwaxed lemon
First of all prepare your fruit and veg. Wash all of your ingredients in cold running water. If the lemon skin is particularly thick (or if you can only buy waxed lemons) trim the outer skin, leaving behind the white pith. There is no need to peel the apples, but you might need to cut them into quarters if the apples are too large for your juicer chute. It´s also okay to simply cut the pepper in half – the seeds will get pushed off into the waste bag.
Then simply put all the ingredients (except the avocado) through your juicer.
Pour the juice into your blender, scoop out the flesh from the avocado and add to the blender. Blend well for at least 30 seconds. Pour the liquid into your glass.
Wash up the juicer and blender. Then enjoy your juice!
Pure vegetable Breathe carrot juice option
If you prefer a pure vegetable breathe carrot juice then you can try this option (leaving out the apples):
1 red pepper
2 cm unwaxed lemon
Follow the same instructions as above.
Try a juice detox retreat
Juicing is great to try at home, but if you feel you need more support (including someone else making the juice for you and being around other people who are juicing at the same time!) come and try a juice detox retreat at La Crisalida. You can enjoy our juice programme all year round here at La Crisalida Retreats. We serve freshly made juices for you at each meal time. During your juice detox you can also enjoy our programme of activities which are designed to complement your detox, enabling your digestive system (and your whole body) to relax and reset. Read more about juicing here. By the end of your juice detox you will feel full of energy, with clear eyes and skin, and be back to the real you.
More juice recipes are available on our blog.
About the author
- Lisa is one of the founders of La Crisalida Retreats. She is an Epidemiologist, therapeutic hatha and yin yoga teacher and also teaches mindfulness meditation. Lisa has studied NLP and hypnosis, as well as nutrition (she designs the menus).