Carrot and Pomegranate Juice Recipe

Making juice at home is not something difficult when you own a slow juicer. To make carrot and pomegranate juice, let’s discover how to remove pomegranate’s seeds easily, then determine a proper ratio of carrots and pomegranates.

Why Combine Carrot and Pomegranate?

The story began when we bought some pomegranates at the end of summer, and they were… so sour. I could say, too sour to eat them raw. Luckily, we had a slow juicer to make vegan milks (especially soy milk for drinking and making tofu), so why not make pomegranate juice? Because we always try to cut down the amount of granulated sugar intake, I looked for a naturally sweet vegetable, and carrot became the perfect match! Like pomegranate, Carrots are good for our heart, eyes, skin, and immune system, as well as high in vitamin A, C, K, beta-carotene, and minerals. Most importantly, the mildly sweetness of carrot helps to balance the sour taste of my store-bought pomegranates.

carrot and pomegranate juice
The color of carrot and pomegranate juice

Here are some of detailed health benefits associated with each:

Carrots:

  • Rich in Vitamins and Minerals: Carrots are a good source of vitamins and minerals, vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.
  • Eye Health: our body converts beta-carotene in carrots into vitamin A, an essential vitamin for the eyes.
  • Antioxidant Properties: Beta-carotene and other phytonutrients are also the precious antioxidants found in carrots that help combat oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
  • Heart Health: Potassium in carrots can contribute to heart health by helping to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

(I didn’t mention digestive benefit of carrots thanks to fiber. It’s because when you make juice from carrot, there is no fiber left in the juice. If you make smoothie, for example watermelon pineapple carrot smoothie, the fiber and its healths benefit can be kept.)

Pomegranates:

  • High in Antioxidants: Punicalagins and anthocyanins can help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals and reduce inflammation.
  • Heart Health: There are some evidence showing that consuming pomegranates can support to reduce blood pressure, the risk of heart disease, and lower cholesterol levels.
  • Cancer Prevention: Some studies suggest that the compounds in pomegranates may have anti-cancer properties, potentially inhibiting the growth of cancer cells and reducing the risk of certain types of cancer.
  • Anti-Inflammatory: Pomegranates have anti-inflammatory properties and may help alleviate symptoms of conditions related to chronic inflammation, such as arthritis.
  • Skin Health: The antioxidants in pomegranates can benefit skin health by promoting a healthy complexion and potentially slowing down the aging process.

Finally, how carrot & pomegranate juice tastes like? It’s a mildly sweet & sour drink, super fresh and pleasant. The lovely red color and a gentle aroma of the juice really brightened my day.

How to Peel and Cut Carrots and Pomegranates for Making Juice?

It seems simple and easy to peel and cut carrots thanks to their straight shape and firm texture. However, a pomegranate may challenge you to remove the seeds from the skin and complicated white membranes around them. You must remove these membranes fully, as they can make your juice become bitter. Refer to another post of mine on how to cut a pomegranate here. In general, you need to:

  • Cut a pomegranate into 2 halves
  • Continue to break each half into smaller parts to reveal the seeds
  • Gently remove the seeds by hand not to let them be crushed. You can also try removing seeds under water or with a spoon tapping on each half, but I was not so successful with these methods, so I am loyal with removing by hand.
easy way to peel pomegranate

Ratio of Carrots and Pomegranates

After testing, for me, the ratio of 2 carrot: 1 pomegranate works the best. It’s because carrot has a milder flavor than pomegranate, as well as it is sweeter. If you prefer a tangier juice, you can follow 1:1 ratio.

prepare ingredients to make carrot and pomegranate juice

Tools & Equipment

Making juice manually indeed takes much more effort and wastes a lot of vitamin and minerals. Therefore, I recommend making juice with a juicer or slow juicer. A slower juicer, also called cold press juicer, operates at much lower speeds compared to regular juicers. Therefore, it helps preserve more of the nutrients, enzymes, and antioxidants in the juice. The juice produced by slow juicers often has a longer shelf life and a richer flavor.  

How to Make Carrot and Pomegranate Juice

Step 1. Peeling and cutting carrots and pomegranate

  • Peel carrots, wash, and cut into small pieces. Remove pomegranate’s seeds from its skin and white membranes.

Step 2. Add to juicer/slow juicer

  • Add prepared carrots and pomegranates to juicer. If you use regular juicer, you can add many fruits at a time; if you use slow juicer, do it slowly, alternately between carrots and pomegranates.
making carrot and pomegranate juice using a slow juicer
If you use slow juicer, add alternately carrots and pomegranate, little by little.

Step 3. Stirring and adjusting the taste

  • After finishing pressing, check the taste of your carrot and pomegranate juice, and adjust the taste with lemon juice or honey. Enjoy!
  • To preserve the juice, always keep it in fridge up to 2 days, because juices often deteriorate quickly and lose a lot of nutrients. The best is to press and enjoy immediately.
carrot and pomegranate juice
carrot and pomegranate juice

Carrot and Pomegranate Juice Recipe

Yield: 4
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

To make carrot and pomegranate juice, let's discover how to take pomegranate’s seeds easily, then a proper ratio of carrots and pomegranates.

Ingredients

  • 1kg (35oz) carrots, peeled
  • 500g (17oz) pomegranate seeds

Instructions

Step 1. Peeling and cutting carrots and pomegranate

  • Peel carrots, wash, and cut into small pieces. Remove pomegranate’s seeds from its skin and white membranes. You must remove these membranes fully, as they can make your juice become bitter. Refer to another post of mine on how to cut a pomegranate here.carrot and pomegranate juice

In general, to cut a pomegranate, you need to:

  • Cut a pomegranate into 2 halveshow to cut a pomegranate
  • Continue to break each half into smaller parts to reveal the seeds. how to cut a pomegranateYou can tear the skin to break the halves, orhow to cut a pomegranatecut with a knife.
  • Gently remove the seeds by hand not to let them be crushed. You can also try removing seeds under water or with a spoon tapping on each half, but I was not so successful with these methods, so I am loyal with removing by hand.how to cut a pomegranate

Step 2. Add to juicer/slow juicer

  • Add prepared carrots and pomegranates to juicer. If you use regular juicer, you can add many fruits at a time; if you use slow juicer, do it slowly, alternately between carrots and pomegranates. carrot and pomegranate juice

Step 3. Stirring and adjusting the taste

  • After finishing pressing, check the taste of your carrot and pomegranate juice, and adjust the taste with lemon juice or honey. Enjoy!carrot and pomegranate juice

Notes

To preserve the juice, always keep it in fridge up to 2 days, because juices often deteriorate quickly and lose a lot of nutrients. The best is to press and enjoy immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 200ml
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100

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