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Learn to Love: Carrot Juice

We often think of juices as being healthy, but in reality, a big cup of juice can also be a big cup of calories. Because juices are super-concentrated and often have added sugar, they can be much higher in calories than their fruit counterparts. For instance, one large orange contains 86 calories, while an eight-ounce glass of OJ has 110 calories.

But I admit I love juice, and sometimes it just really hits the spot. So I've recently made the switch to carrot juice, initially because I noticed it was much lower in calories: Eight ounces of Odwalla carrot juice has just 70 calories. I've since grown to love the sweet but not too sweet flavor — now Odwalla's Carrot Orange Apple Juice blend tastes too sweet! And the nutritional benefits are hard to beat, so


Not surprisingly, carrot juice can easily provide your RDI of vitamin A, which helps with vision and bone growth, fosters cell growth, and enhances the immune system to ward off infection. The tasty beverage is also rich in B vitamins, calcium, and potassium. Because of its low calorie content, it makes a great base for smoothies.

Do you love carrot juice too? Tell me how you use it below.


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swati05 swati05 8 years
I drink juice like everyday since my hubby got me the juicer....I love juicing especially when I m all glass fills me up for few hours. I make mine with carrots, apple and ginger...Tht combo is my fav.
mara_viajera mara_viajera 9 years
My coworkers had me try this amazing juice at the juice place yesterday. It was carrots, oranges, mangos, and vanilla protein powder. It was great! I'm sold on the carrots.
ordainedga ordainedga 9 years
Juicing is not only a great way to get your vitamins, it's more economical and just smart!
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I just eat whole carrots...I'm not much of a juice person, I guess.
AMP AMP 9 years
Yesterday, the guy in front of me at the health foods store had a fresh one in his hands and I was thinking about how I've never tried it. And now this post comes along. I'm thinking with all the new healthy things I've been trying lately (i.e., kombucha) I might as well add carrot juice in too!
dd-sugar dd-sugar 9 years
Most of the bottled carrot juices are too sweet, thick, or just odd to me. I juice my own carrots and love to add fresh ginger. I save the "carrot fiber" and add it to my food as well. Juicers are the best.
jasmint jasmint 9 years
I bought a bottle once. I'd like to think I have a tolerance for flavor when I know something is good for me, but this was a bitch to get down! I finished my bottle, but it was pretty nasty by the end. I'll stick to my v8.
nancita nancita 9 years
I love carrot juice. Actually it's not thick or weirdly textured at all.
tiff710 tiff710 9 years
I love carrot juice, especially Odwalla's! It's not thick at all--it's really easy to drink, actually. And it's delicious! Odwalla used to have an organic carrot juice in the smaller bottles (which tasted even sweeter and creamier to me), but I haven't seen it for awhile. But the regular carrot juice is great too!
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
My mom makes carrot juice almost everyday and she drinks it right after the carrots are juiced. She often mixes them with fresh apples or beets.
Abbigail Abbigail 9 years
I love juices, but to avoid all the extra calories I bought a juicer and it is my favorite thing in my kitchen. I do like to juice carrots, but I always throw an apple to make it sweeter. If you are spending the 2 or 3 dollars on carrot juice a lot, invest in a juicer, it will save you money.
kellyanne kellyanne 9 years
I LOVE carrot juice, but I have to juice it myself. The commercial juices have a weird texture. My husband bought me my first juicer years ago and now I can't imagine going without it.
emalove emalove 9 years
I'm going to try the Odwalla one! I love their juices, every one I've tried.
Livvy-P Livvy-P 9 years
I recently tried the Bolthouse Carrot Juice - it was sweeter than I thought it would be, and pretty tasty! But I don't drink a lot of juice, & I can't see drinking it on a regular basis. But it is probably delicious as a smoothie base.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
Oh, I could NEVER drink this or learn to love it!
hlewis hlewis 9 years
I love carrot juice! Especially if you make it yourself and add some apples and beets, the juice is divine!
animatedpunk animatedpunk 9 years
yeah.... it doesn't sound too refreshing... is it thick?
marinewifey marinewifey 9 years
I've never had it either. I'm a little wary to try it.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Can't say I've ever had carrot juice...
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