Carrot Citrus Sunrise Mocktail

I should have titled this Carrot Citrus Sunrise Mocktail “My New Year’s Resolution in a Glass.”  I have to admit my resolutions seem to be ever-ongoing, at least the ones like “lose 20 lbs” or “cut sugars, soda and carbs from my diet.”  If I had to pin down some concrete resolutions for myself this year, I’d have to say they’d be “be happy, be healthy, stay positive and love yourself and others.” I feel like this mocktail is my resolution in a glass.  Haha! Seriously though, the citrus flavors combined with sweet carrot juice makes me smile and feel so happy.  Chalk full of vitamin A & C and other nutrients, this juice is also great for my body.  It tastes fantastic and my kiddos and husband like it too (even though part of it is from a vegetable… shhhhh).  With my glass half full I welcome 2017. Cheers!

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Many years ago my husband and I bought a nice masticating juicer with the idea that we’d become avid juicers and better our health.  Years have passed and we’ve had our juicing ups and downs.  I can say from experience that if you want your body to feel healthier, juicing regularly is putting the right foot forward.  When I juice whole fruits and vegetables, my mind seems crisper and my body and digestive track feels more healthy.  A few things I’ve found to be juicing cons: the cost (juicing can become very expensive especially if you go with organic) and it can be time consuming (if there’s a lot of prep involved).  With that said, I still feel the benefits of juicing regularly are definitely worth it.  It might even save you a trip or two to the doctor’s office (which could literally pay for itself, right?).

Now, are you ready to try this whole juicing adventure? With this recipe you will not regret it.  It’s fantastic, especially for breakfast or with brunch!  It tastes great but still packs a powerful punch of nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, Folate, Potassium, Calcium, Iron and more.  After drinking a glass of this mocktail, I feel one step closer to “healthy,” if healthy were a place. 😉 Nothing weird with these ingredient… you can find them all in your regular grocery store or you might already have them. Here’s the line up.

Juicing Ingredients

So it’s pretty simple.  You just juice the ingredients then mix it all together.  The citrus fruit really brightens the whole drink and the carrot adds a sweet touch.  To start I peeled, cored and sliced the apple so it would fit in my juicer.  You can leave the skin on the apple if you buy organic otherwise I’d recommend peeling it to avoid any added chemicals from sneaking into your juice.

Apple

Next, I peeled the oranges.  Cut the top and bottom off with a chef or pairing knife then peel the skin off from top to bottom. If you are hand squeezing/juicing, you’ll just cut them in half and go from there.

Orange

Because I use a juicing machine to make my juice, I cut the grapefruit in the same manner as the oranges. I have to have then small enough to fit into the feed tube.

Grapefruit

Last, I peeled and cut the carrots in long strips.  Again, to fit them into my juicing machine.  Make sure to toss the apples in the bowl to help coat with the citrus juice.  This will prevent the apples from browning quickly.

Carrot, Citrus and apple

Let’s getting juicing.  Feed the citrus and apples in first then the carrots.  This will help push any soft fruit stuck in the masticator through.

Juicing

Use a strainer during the juicing process or pour the juice through a strainer when you are finished.

Strain

Pour a tall glass or a few if you’re sharing. Garnish with a wedge of orange and a carrot stick. Yummmm!

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This Carrot Citrus Sunrise Mocktail is sure to give your immune system a vitamin C boost and make you feel great!  If you are doing this as part of a juicing fast/cleanse, I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below.  We’ve done a couple 3-day juice fasts and have felt major benefits.  With the holidays (binge eating) over, I’m feeling like it might be a good time to do another 3-day cleanse. 🙂  Bottoms up!

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Carrot Citrus Sunrise Mocktail

Citrus flavors combined with sweet carrot juice makes this Carrot Citrus Sunrise Mocktail taste great and full of vitamin A & C, Potassium and more.

Servings 20 oz
Author Rachel

Ingredients

  • 5 whole carrots peeled and juiced
  • 3 oranges peeled and juiced
  • 1 grapefruit peeled and juiced
  • 1 apple (Jonagold, Fuji, Gala) peeled, cored and juiced
  • orange wedge and carrot stick for garnish optional

Instructions

  1. Juice all whole fruits and carrots.
  2. Mix together to blend.
  3. Serve with orange wedge and carrot stick.

Recipe Notes

Chill fruits and carrots for cold juice or serve over ice (may water down juice).

Have you ever done a juicing fast/cleanse? Do you have a favorite juicing recipe?

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Carrot Citrus Sunrise Mocktail | KitchenCents.com

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13 Responses

  1. Hilary says:

    Omg how yummy does this look?!

    xo-Hilary

  2. Tisha says:

    The name of this drink makes me wanna try and make it for myself. It looks to refreshing.

  3. Ashleigh says:

    Oh, now this is my kind mocktail! Perfect for brunch or a lazy morning. I love everything in this drink, thank you for sharing your recipe!

  4. Ali says:

    That looks so good! I’m always looking for recipes to use up extra veggies and this looks like it would be so tasty for a gloomy rainy morning!

  5. Ashley says:

    This looks so yummy! I love the addition of all the fresh fruits and veggies!

  6. This looks soooo refreshing, definitely perfect for the morning. I would almost even try this as a “punch” for a brunch get together.

  7. Ronen says:

    Hi, do you know where I can buy the juicing strainer that was used here.
    The juice looks amazing

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Ronen! We have an Omega Juicer and love it. You can find it here on amazon http://amzn.to/2rJK8EY (affiliate). We take all the ingredients and run it through our Omega and out comes the juice. It’s so refreshing and delicious. This Omega juicer also works well when juicing leafy greens like kale, spinach, and beet tops. I hope this helps. Thanks for stopping by!

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