Pink Lady Carrot Juice

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I wish I could remember where I saw my first sweet potato juice recipe. It was a mind-blowing day.

Juicing a sweet potato has never really been up there on my priorities list because, well, I didn’t even know juicing a sweet potato was even possible. But wouldn’t you know it, it is possible and it’s pretty darn healthy, too.

Paired with the beets and carrots to sweeten things up, and this is one heck of a cleansing juice recipe if I do say so myself.

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I was super stoked to get home from the photography course and play around with all of the tips and tricks I learned during the session. Cards, light bounces, food styling, it was one packed workshop. I spent hours yesterday just playing around with this recipe, drinking juice, and having to make a second batch when I’d realized I drank all of the subject I was trying to capture, ha! It’s been a long time since I just had fun behind the lens and wasn’t worried about timing, outcome or meeting expectations.

It’s so much easier to approach life that way – no expectations, just have fun, and roll with it.

Gosh, I have to remember I said that.

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Pink Lady Carrot Juice
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Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free
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Serves: 1
 
A 3 ingredient vegetable-based juice made from a base of sweet potato that's sure to boost your immune, improve complexion and mega load your body with beta carotene.
Ingredients
  • 1 medium beetroot, washed and quartered
  • 5 large carrots, washed
  • 1 medium sweet potato, washed, peeled and quartered * see note
Instructions
  1. If you have a ‘high’ setting on your juicer, is it to make this juice. Begin with beets and work your way down the ingredients list.
Notes
Many sources have said that the sweet potato should be peeled before juicing so that's what I did here. Generally I do not peel veggies before juicing them. Just a good wash is often all they need.

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For those wondering, I use an Omega 8006 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer.

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  1. yeay!!!! CANNOT wait to try this…!!!! :) thanks so so much and have a fab clean weekend :)

  2. SO funny you mention sweet potatoes because I juiced one for the first time earlier this week (I was out of carrots… surprise surprise) as well as some apple and ginger, and it was magical! I’ll have to try your recipe soon too. Oh, and I can’t wait to hear more about the workshop!

    • You? Out of carrots? How’s the cap on the carrot consumption going? I guess it’s pushing you out of your comfort zone. Yay! Juicing sweet potato is quite magical. I’ll definitely do it again. It adds so much… bulk. Right?

  3. Looks great! I’ve never heard of using sweet potatoes….uber fun.
    I was torn about getting a juicer, rapidly running out of room and I use my blendtec for everything, but i’m feeling that pulling urge to get one soon. Any recommendations on brand?

    • I’m interested in a brand recommendation also. We are a military family (USA), and with our last move, I got rid of mine. Ironically, I never used it because it was big, and a mess to clean; now I really want one. Go figure!

      • Hey Wendy – I have a Breville Juice Fountain that I received for Christmas over 7 years ago. I’ve used it about 4 times a week since that very first day I bought it and have never had issues with it. It’s not the best juicer out there, but it’s a good price and does the job well. Hope that helps!

    • UBER… yes! I use this juicer and like it. If I were to buy a new one, I’d definitely splurge a bit, but I’ve had this juicer for 7 years and it’s never let me down!

    • This would be a great juice to break in your new juicer with! Happy Birthday, Amanda :)

  4. I thought for sure from the title that there’d be Pink Lady apples in this juice! Ah, well, it sounds really good just as it is – and this may be just THE recipe I need to overcome my aversion to beets. They’re really pretty and all, but EAT one?!? I don’t know why I’m so skeptical – I had a beet slaw on a quinoa burger a while back and liked it. Couldn’t taste much that was identifiable as “beet flavor”, though… I’m pretty sure I don’t care for canned pickled beets… Okay, I’ll resolve to try some beets! I may have to slice/chunk everything a bit smaller – I don’t like my juicer (it’s a REAL pain to clean) so I’ve been using my NutriBullet to make fruit juice/smoothie/shakes, which has had trouble with baby-cut carrots.

    Oh, and:
    “It’s so much easier to approach life that way – no expectations, just have fun, and roll with it.
    Gosh, I have to remember I said that.”

    We’ll help you remember! Hugs!

    • No apples in this juice! But good observation, Michelle. I didn’t even think of that when I was coming up with a title. I just felt all pink and pretty drinking it, so that’s what I went with. I’ve heard great things about the Nutribullet. Did you have a Magicbullet? Is the Nutribullet better? I LOVE my Magicbullet for the small jobs around the kitchen. Great that you’re open to attacking your aversion to beets. You can DO it!

      • I didn’t have a MagicBullet but I think my aunt may have had one… Her family has worn out a couple different models in the past few years. Funny thing, though – last week I mentioned to her our basic shake/smoothie formula (leafy greens + 2 fruits + 2 veggies + dates + seeds) and she said, “Oh! I never thought of adding veggies to it!” HUH?!?!?

        We have the Juiceman Juicer… I’m pretty sure. My husband did the research and purchasing of both the juicer and the NutriBullet.

        • No veggies? *gasp* You opened up a whole new world for her!

  5. Silly question, im looking to purchase a juicer. A few indicate that peeling is not necessary. Do you have to peel if you have a good juicer?
    Thanks

    • Hey Teri – I don’t peel any of the veggies I juice… except for the sweet potatoes in this recipe because I read that that’s what you should do when juicing sweet potato. I don’t know much about it, but didn’t want to take any chances. And I peeled the carrots because I wanted them to look good in the picture ;) I have a Breville Juice Fountain that I received for Christmas over 7 years ago. I’ve used it about 4 times a week since that very first day I bought it and have never had issues with it, peels and all. It’s not the best juicer out there, but it’s a good price and does the job well.

  6. Your photos of pink lady juice/ingredients are beautiful!
    This is a great juice combo for anyone who has anemia!
    Beets are the best source of easily assimilated organic iron :)

    • Thank you, Sunny! Yes, great catch. The juice has about 14% of your recommended daily intake of iron.

  7. OMG. This juice looks so good. I was going to join your 3-day juice cleanse and realized that I don’t have a juicer. :-( Leanne, what juicer machine do you recommend? I thought of buying one and never had a chance.

    • Thanks Tomoko! Uh oh… while you can do a juice cleanse without a juicer using a blender and a bunch of cheesecloth, it does get a bit messy. I have a Breville Juice Fountain that I received for Christmas over 7 years ago. I’ve used it about 4 times a week since that very first day I bought it and have never had issues with it. It’s not the best juicer out there, but it’s a good price and does the job well.

  8. If I don’t have a juicer but a Vitamix, should I get the vegetables blanched prior to blending? Sounds like a delicious recipe and super food healthy!

    • Hi Rosanna – I would recommend blanching the sweet potato a bit before Vitamixing it. That, or make the juice with the beets and carrots, strain, then blend in a cooked sweet potato. Depends on what route you’re wanting to take for cleansing – all liquid, or puree. Hope that helps!

  9. Wow, looks incredible!! I had a friend at nutrition school that loved raw sweet potato sticks as a snack, I haven’t tried it, but I have a feeling that this juice is much yummier :) Love the photos, the photography course sounds like it was awesome!!!

    • Wow, I’m not sure I could do that – eat a raw sweet potato. But ya, the juice is awesome!

  10. I love how you started your post with whoop whoop! An enthusiastic start to the juice cleanse ;) I never would have thought to put sweet potato in juice! Have you ever put them into smoothies before? i wonder if you could do something similar to a pumpkin spice smoothie.

    • Enthusiasm is the name of the game! I’ve added cooked sweet potato to smoothies in place of pumpkin…. I wonder if you could juice a pumpkin…?? Ah, the possibilities!

  11. HA! You just used my slogan! I love it!

    This juice looks beautiful! I love the colour! Can’t wait to hear more (and see more) about your photography classes. Although, your photos have always looked amazing to me!

    Have a great weekend Leanne!

  12. BEAUTIFUL photos. I just started juicing and while I am not doing a cleanse, I will be sure to try this one out. I LOVE carrots in juice but I have never tried a sweet potato.

    • It was my first time doing the sweet potato thing and I was blown away (with happiness). You must try it!

  13. I thought I understood that we would not need a juicer. I have a good blender and a nutmilk bag that I was planning to use. Is this recipe possible in a blender?

    • Hey Carmen – for sure it is! I would blanch the sweet potato a bit beforehand, just to soften it up. Other than that, all of the juices are totally fine to use in the vitamix with the nutmilk bag.

  14. Leanne! Your pictures are always so beautiful and tempting. I’m going to be making every recipe now, with all your camera stylings making everything look irresistble! Also wondering if juice can be made in a blender, and do you have any juicer brand recommendations?

    • Hey Rachna! So great to hear from you. Thank you for your kind words about my photography, that means so very much to me. You can use a blender for all juice recipes, although I would recommend blanching the sweet potato a bit to help break it down when you blend it. Then, you can use a nutmilk bag or a nylon sock to help strain the juice after it’s been pulverized by the blender.

      I have a Breville Juice Fountain that I received for Christmas over 7 years ago. I’ve used it about 4 times a week since that very first day I bought it and have never had issues with it, peels and all. It’s not the best juicer out there, but it’s a good price and does the job well. Hope that helps!

    • Sure thing! You can blend it and strain it with a milk bag or nylon sock. Enjoy!

  15. Hi Leanne! I was wondering if you had to prepare the sweet potato in any way. Thanks!

  16. I think I going to make this for dinner, because I have a Delicious lunch consisting of bhatora the size of a large dinner plate and aloo palak swimming in oil.

  17. This looks really good, never would have thought to juice a sweet potato!! Question for ya – do you pre-cook your beets before juicing them or do you just throw them in raw.

  18. Hey Leanne,
    I was wondering when you recommend taking probiotics. I have been working hard to work on my digestion, and have been testing out different times to consume my probiotics. I was curious when you suggested during normal eating routines, and when you suggest during a juice cleanse. Looking forward to your thoughts!

    • Hey Amanda! I like to take my probiotics with food, in the morning. When I’m doing a cleanse, I take them with my smoothies instead of juices. Hope that helps!

  19. Are you telling me I have been peeling all my veggies unnecessarily??? This is the best news ever! One of my main reasons for not juicing very often is the time it takes to prep all the veggies and then clean the juicer. If I can cut prep time down by not peeling everything I think my juicer better get ready to get used ALL the time!

  20. Hi Leanne

    I have the same juicer as you but whenever I try to juice beetroot the juicer goes crazy and has a really hard time pushing the beetroot through even when I cut it up really small. How do you juice yours?

    • That’s SO strange… I’ve never had that issue, Kelly. I just through the beet in and have at ‘er. Did you purchase your juicer recently? Mine is pretty old… wondering if the model changed?

  21. Yes I just got it for Christmas. It happens with carrots as well, it just ‘freaks out’ I guess is the best way to explain to. Such a shame because carrot and beetroot juice is the best =(

  22. So I had e-mailed you before asking about juicing fruits w/ veges and you had commented you hadn’t found anything. Anyway, I found out where I had read that – it was from a juicing book by Jay Kordach “The Juice Man”. So i found out he’s still alive (90 y/o in August) and I faced booked him.
    Here’s his response.

    Jay Kordich
    1:38pm Apr 14
    Hi Cindy, it’s not a good idea to mix fruits and veggies together because of the oil/acid combination. Most fruits have fruit acids and all vegetables have oils in them. Mixing them together causes flatulence, and most importantly, it causes irritation in the intestines and malabsorption of nutrients. That’s why we use apples because they are not acidic. They blend well with fruits and veggies. Interestingly, we can use lemons and limes in green juices and other veggie juices without a problem, because they are not truly acid. They become highly alkaline once they reach the gut. So for instance, never combine oranges with carrots….oranges are high in sugar, therefore causing more troubles with the sugars and the oils of the veggies, ultimately creating inflammation and irritation of the inner lining of the stomach. Does that help?

    • Wow. I guess that makes sense. Awesome that he got back to you! Wow. Thanks for sharing, Cindy!

  23. Have made this juice before and loved it. Thanks for the recipe. Today, added a huge piece of ginger and am calling it the “Hot Pink Lady.” So yummy.

  24. Hi Leanne:

    I was looking at this post, and got puzzled. Your picture showed the Breville you mentioned in your responses to other comments, but there is one line below the last picture that says: “For those wondering, I use an Omega 8006 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer.”

    Kind of puzzled me as to why both are listed in this post. I have been looking at juicers pondering on whether one will fit my lifestyle or not.

    Thanks,
    Sherry

  25. This sounds delicious! For those who are looking for a juicer, I highly recommend the Omega VRT. It is an upright masticating juicer that is super easy to clean. QVC has them for $299 ( most places are $379) and you can pay for it in installments. This way you are getting a juicer that will last a lifetime at an affordable price! Hope that helps!

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