Here’s how to make carrot juice in a blender: no juicer needed! It’s easy to whip up this delicious, nutrient filled drink at home.

Carrot juice

Are you into juicing? Here’s one of the best juices you can add on the daily: carrot juice! It’s full of nutrients and it tastes fantastic. Instead of drinking soda, why not sip on this glowing orange beauty? This carrot juice recipe results in juice with a beautiful fresh flavor. It’s got natural sweetness from oranges and apples, and a little tang from lemon. Even better, you don’t even need a juicer! Make up a big batch of carrot juice and you can drink off of it all week. Here’s how to make this healthy drink!

More juices? Try Green Juice, Celery Juice, Cucumber Juice, and more juicing recipes.

Benefits of carrot juice: why drink it?

Why drink carrots as juice, when you could just eat them? Whole carrots are much more filling because of all the fiber. But here’s the thing: it’s easier to absorb all the nutrients and antioxidants from carrots in juice form. Carrot juice has lots of alleged benefits, according to Healthline, Medical News Today, and others. Here are some of the potential benefits (see those articles for details):

  • Increased metabolism: so it can potentially help with weight loss
  • Stronger vision: the old adage has some truth to it! The beta carotene in carrots can help with eye health
  • Boosted immune system from the antioxidants and Vitamin C
  • Healthy skin, lowered cholesterol, reduced cancer risk, and more!

This is making us crave a big orange glass right now! Here are the ingredients you’ll need…

How to make carrot juice

Ingredients for carrot juice

Carrot juice requires only a handful of ingredients for big flavor. It’s actually a great way to reduce food waste and use up carrots and fruits that are at their peak. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Carrots: Use 1 pound or 2/12 cups chopped. We like to peel them before blending. If you’re using a juicer, you don’t have to.
  • Apple: Any type! We love green apples and always keep them around for smoothies.
  • Orange: Any type of orange works too: we used one large.
  • Lemon: Lemon juice brings just the right brightness to the juice. This is required: don’t leave it out!

Variations: flavor add-ins!

There are plenty of other options to add pizzazz to your juice. Here are a few other ideas to liven up your basic carrot juice:

  • Carrot ginger juice: Add 1 teaspoon peeled and grated ginger.
  • Carrot pineapple juice: Add 1 cup chopped fresh or canned pineapple. (You’ll get a larger yield with this addition).
  • Carrot mango juice: Add 1 cup diced fresh mango.
  • Carrot pear juice: Use 1 pear instead of the apple.
  • Carrot cucumber juice: Add ½ cup diced cucumber. (Also try Cucumber Juice!)
  • Carrot celery juice: Add 4 celery stalks, roughly chopped. (Also try Celery Juice!)
Carrot juice

How to make carrot juice

Ready to get juicing? Here’s how to make carrot juice in a blender! Note: If you have a juicer, simply pass all the ingredients in the recipe below through your juicer.

  • Add all ingredients to a blender. Use ½ cup water to get things to blend, but not so much to water down the juice.
  • Blend on high until pureed and smooth. It will look like a thick smoothie at this point.
  • Strain! This is the important part. Strain the juice through a fine mesh sieve or using a nut milk bag. You can also use a cheesecloth and squeeze it to strain out the juice. Discard that pulp, or see below for some uses.
  • Add lemon juice. Lemon juice adds just the right brightness to the flavor at the end.

What to do with carrot juice pulp

In all honesty: we usually throw away our juice pulp. (Gasp!) We admit, it feels wasteful to get rid of it. But honestly, there aren’t that many genius things to do with it. Here’s what we wouldn’t mind doing:

How to make carrot juice

More carrot recipes

Love carrots? Us too. Here are a few more of our best carrot recipes for getting all those great nutrients:

This carrot juice recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

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Carrot juice

Carrot Juice (in a Blender!)

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 ¾ cups 1x


Here’s how to make carrot juice in a blender: no juicer needed! It’s easy to whip up this delicious, nutrient filled drink at home. Juicer option: You can also make this recipe in a juicer: double or triple it if you’d like.


  • 1 pound carrots (2 ½ cups chopped)
  • 1 large apple
  • 1 large orange
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Peel and chop the carrots. Chop the apple, keeping the skin on. Peel the orange.
  2. Place the carrots, apple, orange, salt, and water in a blender. Blend on high until pureed and a juice forms.
  3. Pass the juice through a fine mesh sieve or a nut milk bag to strain out the pulp. Discard the pulp (or use: see ideas above). Stir in the fresh lemon juice. Drink immediately or chill before drinking.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Carrot juice

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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  1. Misleading title. Straining required! Unless Recipe. I was looking for a way to make the juice without wasting the pulp. Thanks for wasting my time and ingredients.

      1. Perfect. Added a little of the pulp. Am enjoying my first glass. Will make this again!! TY

    1. Hmm…. the title for me is just “Carrot Juice,” not “Carrot Juice, No Straining Required.” A tip I have learned is to read the recipe in its entirety before going out and buying the ingredients or attempting to make! That way you won’t make the mistake of wasting ingredients on a recipe that you’re not equipped to handle :).

      Anyway, this recipe was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Alex!

    2. Hey pete good morning, i make juice as well. After u blend carrot in blender, u can boil the pulp on stove top for about 10 minutes, let it cool blend in blender add your condensed milk of choice lil nutmeg n vanilla to tadte.
      Yours truly Ann

  2. I make my own drink in blender been doing it since about 3 mo’s w some days skip I don’t throw pulp away I drink it lol and I s garbage compost lol .I’m 65 I lost weight I make carrot celery apple or kale celery blue berry’s I put season organic urbs I guess tumeric coriander cardamom tumeric I eat this stuff whole sliced of course when I have it I put 1/4 teaspoon of each than flax seed 3 ciniomon please advise me I do not know what I’m doing

  3. For the life of me, I can’t understand why would anyone throw away the pulp. That’s the most nutritious content containing rich fibre and lowers blood sugar, besides keeping one with fuller feeling.

  4. Thank you for the recipe! I have a Vitamix and this just made baby food. I followed the recipe exactly. It tasted ok, but too thick. I added more water, frozen pineapple, and fresh ginger. After stirring in lemon it was better, but foamy. In a container in fridge hoping it will separate. No pulp to strain though. I’m a newbie & will try just carrots and water next time.

  5. Thank you for the recipe! I have a Vitamix and this just made baby food. I followed the recipe exactly. It tasted ok, but too thick. I added more water, frozen pineapple, and fresh ginger. After stirring in lemon it was better, but foamy. It’s in a container in fridge hoping it will separate a bit. No pulp to strain. I’m a newbie & will try just carrots and water next time.
    Going to try the carrot fries also in my Ninja Foodi. Excited to see the link!

  6. Amazing recipe!!! I love it!

    Raw carrots are rich in pectin fiber; for cholesterol, carrots will act as a tonic on the liver because it also has a purifying and cleansing effect. It helps the liver to eliminate excess bile and fat accumulated by an unhealthy diet. Many fruits also contain pectin, including; apples, citrus fruits, strawberries, raspberries, and other red or black fruits.

  7. Firstly this was a very easy recipe and I already had all the ingredients available.
    I just wanted to say that this juice was so tasty and refreshing (tastes better when ice cold). Yes it isn’t 100% smooth, even after straining, but I wasn’t expecting it to be smooth and actually enjoyed the little texture to it.
    My only Gripe is that next time I do this I think I will prefer to do it through a juicer (which I plan on purchasing) as it was a little too time consuming for me, perhaps I am just slow lol.

    But overall great recipe so you should all give it a go!