We make them regularly. Almost daily.
And I try to pack as much nutrition into them as I can.
Fresh banana, frozen berries, frozen apple slices, and now carrot juice cubes!
A few weeks back, carrots were on sale 2 lbs/$.99…a great price! So I grabbed 2 bags…then found myself wondering what to do with 4 lbs of carrots! I thought about chopping them up and freezing them for soups. But soup season is just about over in my book.
So I went with a more summer alternative…
Lop off the tops and bottoms. Peel.
Involve the kids. And hold the baby, who might be afraid of the noise of the juicer.
(This is the Krups Juicer. A wedding gift, that we still use…mostly in the summer months…and love almost 9 years later! It was one of the few small appliances that we took with us to the Dominican Republic after we got married.) Although, I’ve recently switched to the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor as there’s less chopping to be done.
About 3 lbs of carrots made 2 full cups, probably 3 – 3 1/2 cups. I did not measure it. And I kept the last pound or so of carrots in the fridge to use when cooking.
Pour into ice cube trays.
Freeze completely and then break the cubes out and store them in a plastic freezer bag. Use 2-3 cubes in your smoothies.
I love the carrot juice brings a ton of nutrition without dramatically affecting the taste. If anything, the carrot juice adds a little sweetness to the smoothie!
Next time you find yourself with more carrots that you know what to do with, now you know!