This is the best Vitamix carrot juice recipe
Easy and tasty, this whole food carrot juice has pineapple for sweetness and lemon and ginger to make it pop.
But let’s be honest: Here are a few words uttered by nobody ever: “I feel like carrot juice.”
This juice may not change that. But dang, it’s invigorating!
One sip and any grogginess you’re feeling melts away.
Watch us make it in this 3 Vitamix Juices video.
Now, before describing this simple juice recipe, here’s how this carrot concoction came to be.
The story behind this recipe (circa 2016): A house specialty at Vitamix HQ
A couple of years ago, Vitamix invited a few Vitamix bloggers to Cleveland for a visit.
Long story short, we had a very festive dinner the first night. Read: tequilla.
The next morning, the Vitamix chefs served us their version of this carrot juice. I’ll never forget my reaction upon trying it:
- I need more of this!
Needless to say, I had felt similarly great after trying our homemade version. So, so good.
It took me two years to get it into our collection of Vitamix recipes. But it’s here.
Invigorating citrus carrot juice! A whole-food juice (not smoothie) that’s loaded with the good stuff.
And that color?
Go make a batch today!
Invigorating Citrus Carrot Juice
An invigorating, citrus carrot juice. Energizing and delicious.Carrots, Lemon, Pineapple,
- water - 1.5 cup (354ml)
- pineapple - 3 cups (675g)
- baby carrots - 1 1/2 cups (180g)
- lemon - 1 large, wheel-shaped slice, peel on
- ice - 2 1/2 cups (325g)
- (optional) ginger - 1 T, to taste
- Add ingredients in order listed (liquid first).
- Blend on Variable Speed 10 (High speed) for 60 seconds.
- Serve cold.
NOTES: The original version of this recipe does not call for ginger. We made that version and photographed it as such. Then, we added another cup of ice and a bit of ginger. The result was a less vibrant color, but a juice with much more “pop”.
Useful tips for Invigorating Citrus Carrot Juice
No matter what kind of blender you have, load the liquid ingredients first. This helps the machine more efficiently process your juice.
(Pictured is our Vitamix Pro 750)
Blend on high speed for at least 60 seconds. Longer processing time should get you better results.
Toni Keltz -
This is very delicious! I was all out of greens, so I went for this recipe. I got a little off the recipe and squeezed a small orange in in addition to the lemon. It was an accident, but sure turned out great! I wish I could get fresh ginger in my small town, but it is always old if even available. Thanks for another healthy, tasty recipe.
Steve Hoem -
Try buying a large bulb of ginger then peel and cut it into 1” pieces before freezing. Just take them out a piece at a time to use – just like fresh ginger!
Terri Mc -
I prefer to juice the carrots and lemon in a juicer; then add the juice and other ingredients to the Vitamix. This avoids the pulpy taste common with carrots.
Delicious on a hot summer day.
Lenny Gale -
Interesting. Does sound delicious and gets you the benefit of whole food other ingredients!
I’m a new Vitamix owner, just received it yesterday! I tried to make a carrot juice from their recipe book with water, carrots, lemon juice and I added ginger and a clementine.
It seemed more pulpy than I would expect a juice to be so I blended it longer. Still not much better so I did it again and added more water. The end result was a warm, thicker liquid that I wasn’t so jazzed about.
I’m just wondering, is this what juice is like when you use a Vitamix? Does the juice usually need to be refrigerated before drinking or did I blend too long? I’m just not sure what to expect from this! Thanks!
Lenny Gale -
Whole food juices are naturally going to be a bit thicker than an extracted juice.
Next time instead of adding water, consider adding ice. Same idea, but will get you a cold result.
A couple of juices to try: I am Spicy Hot — fabulous. Lower Back Pain Relief Juice — also great.