Sunday Squeeze: Citrus Carrot Ginger Juice

Citrus Carrot Ginger Juice

If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that I’m the proud new mother of a juicer. I say “mother” and not “owner” because I’m pretty sure that ten years from now, when I have a couple bratty kids running around and they ask me who my favorite is, I’ll probably say, “The juicer. The juicer is my favorite, you annoying little shits.” 

Kidding. I’ll be nice to my kids (while forcing them to drink liquefied kale muahaha).

People drink juice for many reasons—as part of a cleanse, for natural weight loss, because Gwyenth Paltrow told them to—but I’m first and foremost in it for the nutrients. I love being able to start each day with a fresh juice now, and thought it’d be fun to dedicate Sundays, a day on which I normally don’t post, to juice combos I’m loving, juice pulp recipes, and any other juice-related topics that come up. We’ll call it the Sunday Squeeze because I like gimmicks and alliteration and am kind of a tool. 

I know juices aren’t exactly groundbreaking “recipes” (oh, no shit, kale, celery and green apple is a good combo?? Haven’t seen that 150 times before!), but I’m hoping these posts will be more like a discussion board for all you fellow juice lovers. Share in the comments what your favorite fruit and veggie combos are, and any juicing tips you might have!

Citrus Carrot Ginger JuiceFor the first Sunday Squeeze, I wanted to share this simple combo of carrots, oranges lemon and ginger. I typically pack my juices with greens, but wanted to go a different color route with this one.

Citrus Carrot Ginger Juice

Yield: 1 16-oz glass

Serving Size: 1 16-oz glass

Citrus Carrot Ginger Juice


  • 6 carrots
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lemon
  • 1" ginger root


  1. Cut off the green ends of the carrots.
  2. Peel the oranges.
  3. Juice!

I’ve heard that you should consume carrot juice with a fat (add a bit of olive or coconut oil to the juice) so that the carotene is better absorbed by the liver, but didn’t in making this juice. Have you guys heard this before? How do you prefer to drink carrot juice?


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  1. Hello from Denmark 🙂
    I have just five minutes ago made myself a delicious vegetable/fruit juice with following ingredients: spinach, beetroot, carrot, orange, lemon, apple, ginger and squash. After pouring the juice into a large glass I added a teaspoon of canola oil and ice cubes. The oil is important for the body to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins, so remember to add either olive oli, coconot oil or canola oil to your juice.

    Have a great sunday 🙂

    • Good to know! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 And I love the idea of juicing squash–especially now that fall is almost here.

  2. hi….ive veen reading abt juicing to detox n for weight loss but cnt seem to find obe tht will guide me thru out a course like…anyone of u hv tried wld appreciate if u cld share

    • Nevi, I would recommend watching the documentary “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” by Joe Cross. It’s free on and follows a guy detoxing and losing weight by juicing. He also runs a website ( that he, with the help of nutritionists, helps people lose weight and detox with several different programs. Some of the programs are free, and he posts the recipes and what juices to drink, and it’s a really easy way to start juicing. I would highly recommend this website for anyone that’s new to juicing, or who wants a new recipe or two for juicing and for pulp recipes.


    • I’d second what Alex reccomended– is a great juicing resource!

  3. Funny you posted this b/c just yesterday I opted for the blender rather than cleaning my ‘little kid’. The clean up is my #1 gripe when it comes to juicing. I could only down one glass of pulp before I poured out the remaining carrot / apple / spinach concoction.

    Good tip on the fat… makes total sense.

    • Agreed–cleaning all 17 million parts every day is a total pain! I just remind myself that it’s nutritionally worth it 🙂

  4. hahaha this post cracked me up. I live in Boston and I hope one day I will bump into you on the street or in a bar because you’re hilarious. (I mean that in the least stalkery way as possible!) I’m borrowing my neighbors juicer for the week while they’re away to test it out and will def be trying this. Right now I do a smoothie every morning but I’d love to make a juice to bring to work for lunch as well! So far I’ve just used it to make peach sangria…

    • Haha I DEFINITELY have put vodka in my juice on multiple occasions. Watermelon, cucumber, mint, vodka is the best combo going! 🙂

  5. LOVE this! I blend carrots & orange juice together often, next time I’ll add ginger & lemon 🙂 thanks for the inspiration xoxo

  6. So great !! Thanks !

  7. Nicole – what juicer do you have? I am looking to buy one but am having trouble finding one I think would work the best for me…

    • I have a Breville 2-speed Juice Fountain. Based on the amount of juice it extracts and the amount of moisture left in the pulp, I’d say it’s definitely not the best juicer out there, but it does the trick. Plus, my mom’s coworker gave it to me for free, so no complaints here haha 🙂

  8. My fave combo is kale, turnip greens, bell pepper, carrots, and canteloupe. Just reading the ingredients sounds terrible, but the canteloupe sweetens everything up. And the way it makes me feel? Wow.

  9. i just bought a juicer too and i am obsessed. then i just had to join boston organics (CSA) too so they give me an excuse to experiment. im so excited for your “sunday sqeeze” posts!

  10. Does anyone know if you can juice green tomatoes? Where we live we can grow tomatoes early fall but they usually don’t get red due to the frost. It would be great if we could juice them when they are green.

    • Hmm I’ve never tried, but I don’t see why not! My only thought would be that the nutrient count might be a little less if they haven’t fully ripened.

  11. The pictures in your post are gorgeous. Do you take them yourself?

  12. I have heard a lot about carrot ginger juice. Thanks for the info about ginger. Going to try this tomorrow! 🙂

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