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Fresh Juices Recipe TDW Kitchen Original

Carrot Refresher

Sam wanted to name this one Cadmium Orange — after colour-matching the glass of juice I handed him to a tube of paint. While orange in colour, this blend doesn’t contain any actual orange juice, and well, cadmium is basically toxic, so we scrapped that idea and went with Carrot Refresher instead. It’s an original recipe though, juiced into “being” in our very own kitchen. Inspired by Fresh‘s new line of cold pressed juices, I wanted to see what could be done with baby carrots and a few other ingredients we had on hand.

Crop Carrot Juice
Photograph by Spablab (CC)


Carrot Refresher


  • 3 cups baby carrots
  • 2 small lemons (or 1/2 large lemon), with peel
  • 2 thumb-sized* pieces of fresh ginger root
  • 2 large apples, with peel
  • 1/2 tsp of chili powder (or more, to taste)

*Thumb-sized: the length of your thumb from the joint to the tip, approximately 1 inch by 1.5 inches.

DIRECTIONS: Wash all ingredients thoroughly and cut into smaller pieces. Push ingredients, one at time, through juicer chute in the order listed above. DO NOT put chili powder through the juicer — simply stir it into the jug of finished juice before serving. Makes 3-4 portions. Can refrigerate leftover juice in a sealed glass jar, but should be consumed within 24 hours. Best served fresh.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: 435.8 calories; 1.6 g fat; 83.25 g carbs; 3.2 g protein (All values are approximate and based on the full ingredient list prior to juicing.) Click here to view disclaimer.


Kitchen Notes
  • This could totally pass for a “real” (commercial) juice.
  • Once you figure out how to assemble, disassembly and clean the juicer, it’s easy.
  • A good quality juicer is recommended. (Do your research and get the best one you can afford. We went with Breville for all of our kitchen appliances, including our juicer and our blender.)
  • Suggestion: Add a bit more kick by experimenting with spice.
  • Source:  TDW Kitchen Original


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