Keto Spinach Carrot Juice
Keto spinach carrot juice, because making sure I get the majority of my nutritional needs met via my food is important to me. I don’t know about you but I would much rather get all my vitamins and minerals in my diet than supplements.
I love that this keto juice recipe is naturally high in B Vitamins, as well as Vitamins A, C, and K. It’s also high in iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium due to the carrots and spinach.
I opted to add some lemon juice and fresh ginger root to my recipe to further enhance the flavor and to give it an extra boost of nutrition.
It’s a little known fact that Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is thought to increase the absorption of nonheme iron. Which is why I like to add some lemon juice to my spinach carrot juice.
Not to mention that it also enhances the flavor. I also enjoy adding fresh ginger root to this keto-friendly juicing recipe because of the well known anti-inflammatory properties in ginger. Plus the flavor of ginger really gives it a nice fresh kick.
Keto Spinach Carrot Juice
On the weekends I can now indulge in higher amounts of carbs. Although, I still adhere to a keto low carb lifestyle the added carbs can potentially kick me out of ketosis. And it’s why starting the week with this keto spinach carrot juice as my breakfast helps me both physically and mentally prepare to be stricter the remainder of the week with my macros.
It may surprise you to know that drinking your vegetables is not only nutritious, but it is also quite filling.
How To Make A Keto Spinach Carrot Juice
The following are all the ingredients and equipment you will need to make this keto-friendly juice:
- 2 .5 ounces fresh spinach
- 2 medium whole carrots
- 1 whole organic lemon quartered.
- 2 inches of fresh ginger root.
Start by washing and peeling the carrots and cutting off the ends. You can opt to keep the skin on your carrots for added nutritional benefits since they have the most nutritional benefit.
When sourcing fresh ginger at your grocery store look for ginger that has smooth skin with a firm texture, and is heavy for its size. Avoid choosing pieces that feel soft, or look wrinkled or have any spots of mold.
Prep your ginger by washing and peeling. You can choose to leave the skin on the ginger root for a boost of nutrition. However, you should know that doing so will produce a spicer juice.
Next, wash your organic lemon and cut in quarters. It’s important to use organic lemon if you plan to add it whole to your juice. Otherwise, make sure to peel your lemon prior to cutting.
If you do not have access to organic pesticide-free lemons, then make sure to peel your lemon. Doing so will ensure you’re not being exposed to unwanted chemicals.
After all your vegetables have been prepped proceed to pass the spinach, carrots quartered lemon, and ginger root through your juicer.
Refer to the manufacturer’s directions for your juicer of choice. Pour the freshly processed juice into two 4 ounce glasses. You can choose to add ice to your freshly squeezed juice or to have it at room temperature.
This keto juice cleanse recipe makes enough for two servings. I recommend that you drink the juice right away. In order to garner the most of its benefits.
However, you can save the juice in a sealed mason jar and refrigerate for up to 48 hours.
In closing, while most vegetables are nutrient-rich and packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, while those high in carbs like beets, squash, and should be limited on the keto diet.
Carrots in small quantities can be enjoyed in limited quantities. It’s best to juice carrots with non-starchy vegetables such as spinach.