Carrot, Orange and Pineapple Juice
The combination of carrot, oranges and pineapple is a winning mixture, with the multiple sweet, tangy and warming flavours of the ingredients and the gorgeous orange colour of the juice, appealing in equal measure. It’s also highly nutrient dense, with many benefits due to just how many vitamins and minerals it packs in and is best described as liquid sunshine. Here at FIKA, we will show you why.
What are the benefits of this juice?
The combination of all of the vitamins and minerals from the carrots, oranges and pineapple in this juice make this a nutritional powerhouse, with many diverse benefits as listed below.
Beta-carotene is a carotenoid pigment which is broken down inside the small intestine and converted into retinal, one of the forms of vitamin a. Vitamin a has many key functions within the body, not least of which is its role in our vision, including our night vision, so in truth, carrots which contain an important amount of the pigment, really do in essence help us to see better in the dark
A deficiency in vitamin a is also the leading cause of blindness in the developing nations. Aside from this, Carrots also contain the antioxidant lutein which increases the mass of pigment in the oval area of our retina, protecting it from degenerative conditions.
Carotenoids which give many orange foods their colour, play a vital role in building and protecting our immune system. By protecting us from harmful germs and bacteria which can lead to all kinds of bodily issues, they act as an important defense. They are also believed to lower our cholesterol levels, which is important for regulating many health functions within our bodies, including the prevention of heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Improving skin wellness
Vitamin c, large amounts of which are found in both orange and pineapple (and in lesser amounts in the third ingredient of this juice, carrot) plays a key role in stimulating the production of collagen, the main structural protein in our skin, which is essential for maintaining elasticity, which in turn prevents wrinkles.
Pineapple and carrots also contain vitamin e, a natural antioxidant which protects the skin from damaging free radicals, such as exposures to pollution and the sun.The deeply penetrating effects of vitamin e due to its fat solubility also help to moisturise the skin and soothe and heal your skin barrier, helping to ease and alleviate inflammation, irritation and other negative effects upon the skin surface.
Carrot, Orange and Pineapple Juice Recipe
- 3 medium sized carrots with tops and bottoms removed unless organic
- 2 large oranges, peeled or unpeeled
- ½ of a small pineapple, peeled
- Ice cubes to serve
- Mint leaves to garnish
- Wash all of your ingredients and chop juicing ingredients if needed to help feed through your juicer.
- Juice carrots, oranges and pineapple and add to a pitcher, stirring well.
- Pour into a glass over ice cubes, add mint to garnish and serve.
To avoid losing the nutrients from the carrot juice, when the juice is ready, drink it immediately.
If you don’t own a juicer, alternatively you can use a blender along with a sieve or straining bag to remove the fibrous pulp.
Carrot, Orange and Pineapple Juice FAQs
What does this juice taste like?
Tropical, fresh and tangy are the best ways to describe this combination of juice. The perfect sweetness of all three of the fruits and veggies here make this perfect for those with a sweet tooth, whilst the carrot adds a richness to the body of it and the pineapple adds a delightful tropical and zesty freshness. The gorgeous colour just adds to the appeal and it delights both the taste buds and the eyes!
Should orange and pineapple really go together?
Whilst it is true, you should avoid mixing too many citrus fruits, pineapple is actually mistaken as a part of the citrus fruit family when in fact it’s actually a part of the Bromeliaceae family. Although both orange and pineapple have a high level of acidity meaning this probably shouldn’t be a juice you consume in vast quantities when juiced together, in moderate quantities, for most people (or at least those without any stomach issues) this juice has healthful rather than negative effects.
Can too much vitamin C turn your skin orange?
Vitamin C has to be highly concentrated to produce the serum used for skin treatments, which is mostly where this fear comes from. Consumed within the natural state of the wholefoods or juice extracted from the fruits and vegetables containing this vitamin, a person very likely couldn’t consume enough vitamin c for this to have any such effect. However when using skin treatments and concentrated serums, once the preparation oxidises, turning brownish in colour, it could potentially stain skin.