Fresh “Orange” Juice

Fresh Carrot and Citrus Juice

Ingredients for Fresh Carrot and Citrus Juice

I will be the first to admit that juicing isn’t exactly a topic that gets me all worked up.

That is, until now.

The Hubster and I had decided a few weeks ago that we wanted to do a cleanse of some sort. We had been eating out a lot, and eating some really unhealthy things (think burgers and fries). We also knew that my parents were coming for a visit, making it hard to keep up with any sort of program while they were in town.

So, we put our idea on hold until after my parents left.

Ingredients for Fresh Carrot and Citrus Juice

We got a bit discouraged when we were researching the kind of cleanse we wanted to do. All were either super restrictive, super complicated, or super expensive.

Not the kind of thing either of us were interested in doing.

So, we sat down and thought about what we were really trying to accomplish with a cleanse. The Hubster wanted to stop eating meat and start eating more simple home-cooked meals. He decided that going back to a pescetarian diet would suit him best.

Fresh Carrot and Citrus Juice

I, on the other hand, wanted to do something a bit more involved. My body was not happy with all of the things I was putting into it, and had begun to revolt; my skin was breaking out, I was getting more frequent headaches, and my food sensitivities were starting to rear their ugly heads again.

I knew that a juice fast (or feast, as they are called online) would be a bit of a challenge for me, and felt like I needed to work my way up to such a change.

I decided to start by adding in one fresh juice a day, while making sure to have more simple meals at home.

Fresh Carrot and Citrus Juice

So I scoured the internet, asked for resources on Facebook, and hit up my tweeps. I got a stockpile of recipe ideas for different juice combinations and started to get excited about my juicer making an appearance in our kitchen again.

The one resource that has proved to be the most helpful was a post by Gabby from What’s Gabby Cooking. Her recipes have definitely changed my mind about juice cleanses, and whether or not I could get on board with one.

This recipe is based on her “orange” juice. It’s incredibly delicious and a great beginner juice, as it’s on the sweet side. The Hubster even liked this one…

Fresh Carrot and Citrus Juice

Ingredients for Fresh Carrot and Citrus Juice

Fresh "Orange" Juice

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Emily Levenson |


  • 9 carrots cleaned and trimmed
  • 1 apple quartered, stems and seeds removed
  • 1 orange rind removed
  • 1/2 of a lemon rind removed

Optional Add-In:

  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger


  1. Clean and prep all ingredients.
  2. Place into a juicer and juice!
  3. Drink immediately or store in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to drink.

Allergen Information

Nightshade Free, Dairy Free, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Corn Free, and Egg Free.

What are your favorite juicing recipes and/or resources?

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Emily Levenson is learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

2 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I’m a fan of for cleansing recipes! And, of course, the movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead is super inspiring. I always watch it before I start any detox for extra motivation 🙂

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