This Sweet Potato Carrot Orange Juice is spectacular. Initially, I wasn’t drawn to the idea of juicing sweet potatoes. Juicing sweet potatoes? You must be kidding me! Or that’s what I would have said to you not so long ago. The idea of juicing this starchy vegetable just sounded plain weird and not at all appealing. Sweet potatoes are root vegetables and not related to white potatoes that belong to the nightshade family at all. They can be eaten raw, and as I found out, they make the tastiest, sweetest, smoothest and most nutritious juice I have ever tasted. When you juice a sweet potato, it creates a mildy sweet taste and an elegant silky-smooth juice. They are super-healthy too.
The intensity of the sweet potato’s orange flesh (you can buy yellow, pink or purple ones too) color is correlated to its beta-carotene content. In some studies, sweet potatoes have been shown to the best sources of beta-carotene of all vegetables. They even contain a higher amount beta-carotene than carrots. This juice uses both sweet potato and carrots and is amazing anti-oxidant boost. Our bodies can typically produce vitamin A from the beta-carotene from deep yellow or orange fruits and vegetables rich in beta-carotene. Apart from being a great antioxidant, sweet potatoes have many other health benefits, including decreasing inflammation, reducing the effects of aging and balancing blood sugar levels. Read more about them here or here. If you want to enjoy the full beta-carotene benefits of this Sweet Potato Carrot Orange Juice, it’s important to add some fat. I usually take a tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil right after.
- 1 sweet pear, skin on and without steel
- 2 blood oranges (normal oranges will also work)
- 1 small sweet potato, peeled
- 2 carrots
Add fruits and vegetables to your juicer, juice and enjoy!