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Carrot Orange Juice made with the Vitamix

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Carrot Orange Juice Recipe

Ingredients:

4 oranges (peeled and halved)
340 grams Carrot chopped
2 cups ice cubes

Directions:

Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid. Since oranges have a high water content you do not need to add any additional water unless you want a liquid consistency to your smoothie, if this is the case then you can add water as preferred.  
Plug your Vitamix blender into your wall socket and to start with, select the variable 1.
Turn on and slowly increase speed to variable 10 then to high.
Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached. For the best results, serve immediately!

Did you know?

Carrots are the number one vegetable recommended for eyesight due to the high content of beta-carotene and vitamin A, which improves eyesight. The colour orange in carrots is not only beautiful but it also an indicator that carrots are rich in antioxidants which fight cancer causing free radicals, these antioxidants also slow down the ageing process. The vitamin A in carrots also assists the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body. It reduces the bile and fat in the liver. The fibers present in carrots help clean out the colon and improve bowl movement.

Oranges are known to be one of the richest sources of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight diseases such as the common cold and flu. Due to the high water content and natural sugars, oranges hydrate your body while increasing your energy levels. They are also rich in soluble fibre which lowers cholesterol, potassium which is good for the heart, dietary fibre which combats constipation. For the skin, the antioxidants in oranges protect the cells from damage keeping your skin young and fresh.

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