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How to Blend Carrots into a Healthy Drink

by
author image Carol Luther
Carol Luther has more than 25 years of business and technical writing experience and 10 years of experience in international health project management, which includes child survival, youth AIDS and health systems information technology. Luther's work has appeared in "Diamond" magazine and online at Global Progress, Mahalo, Trazzler and Wcities. She has a master's degree in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.
How to Blend Carrots into a Healthy Drink
Carrots are healthy cooked or raw. Photo Credit Songsak Paname/iStock/Getty Images

Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Their orange coloring also indicates a healthy dose of beta-carotene, which your body uses to make vitamin A. Since carrots are hard and dense, choosing a preparation method that lets you add them to beverages can help increase your consumption of them. It can also make them more convenient to eat. Grating carrots puts all of their nutrients and fiber at your disposal with less effort and mess than juicing them.

Step 1

Trim the tips of your carrots to remove any ridges and gnarls at the end. Leave the head, or root end, in place.

Step 2

Lay the microplane on top of the bowl and hold it in place with one hand. If you are using a box grater, stand it upright inside the bowl and hold the handle firmly.

Step 3

Hold the carrot by its root end and grate it on the microplane or fine side of a box grater. Keep your fingers and knuckles away from the grater's teeth.

Step 4

Use a spoon to scrape any carrot shavings left on the underside of the grater into the bowl.

Step 5

Spoon the grated carrot into the blender and add 8 to 12 ounces of the liquid of your choice. The sweetness of carrots complements apple juice, milk, orange juice and fruit nectars like mango.

Step 6

Blend the juice and grated carrots together. Drink immediately or store in a covered container in the refrigerator.

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