Apple Carrot Juice: A quick look at the apple and carrot juice that my family loves and other fruits and veggies that we love to add in at times!
We have been juicing for YEARS. Not every day, not even every month at times… but we do love adding a quick juice recipe in to our routine every once in a while to help give ourselves the nutrients that it lacks.
Why don’t we juice very often?
I’ll be honest. I’ve had the same juicer since 2006, and my mother-in-law had it about 5 years before that. So although it still works… it BARELY works and it is a pain.in.the.butt to drag out, set-up and tear down and clean at the end of the juicing.
So although I love to juice for my boys since eating veggies isn’t at the top of their priority list, I tend to talk myself out of it a lot unless I get on a kick and decide to hammer down.
But when iKich reached out the other day and asked if I’d be interested in trying their slow juicer, I couldn’t resist. It looked much smaller than the one that I have and looked easier to clean…and with mine on the “outs” it was a no-brainer.
So while giving this juicer a try, I turned my camera on so you could see my first attempt at using it, and give you an honest review, in case you have your eyes on this juicer or just want to see how we make our carrot apple juice.
After the video, keep scrolling down the post to see what other ingredients that we rotate in and out of our basic apple carrot juice recipe, so you can grab some ideas for your own juicing!
iKich Slow Juicer Review
iKich Slow Juicer
In case you aren’t able to watch the video, here are some of the features of the iKich juicer I’m using…
- -2 masticating speeds & reverse function
- -Higher juice yield（Up to 90%, smoother taste and more nutritious）
- -Easy to assemble & clean( Easily clean the accessories under tap water with a cleaning brush.)
- -Low noise (This is such a nice feature compared to my super loud juicer that I have.)
- -Safe operation (without any sharp blades) – I feel better about my kids using this with me.
- -Come with 500ML BPA-free portable bottle and cleaning brush
- -Lifetime support & from IKICH
Pros/Cons of this Juicer Compared to my Larger, Fast Juicer:
- It’s small, so it doesn’t take up a lot of counter space and it’s not a pain in the butt to get out of storage
- The slow juicing can be more nutritious than the juice that a faster juicer produces
- It’s easy to assemble/disassemble
- Easy to clean
- Very quiet compared to my big juicer
- It’s small, so I can only make about one serving in the time that I can make 3-4 with my bigger juicer. This is a pro if you’re just usually juicing for one person.
- It’s slow, so if you’re on-the-go and need something quickly, this may slow you down a few minutes.
Like the Looks of this Juicer?
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Apple Carrot Juice
Apple Carrot Juice
- 2 carrots
- 2 apples
- Wash carrots and apples
- Depending on the size of your juicer, you may need to cut the fruit/veggies in order to fit. (Peeling/coring/taking out seeds should not matter, and typically, leaving those on is just fine!)
- Turn on your juicer and place carrots/apples (one at a time) in to the juicer.
- Once all is juiced, stir and enjoy!
Although there are a TON of juicing recipes out there, I wanted to give you some additional fruit/veggie ideas that you could add to a basic apple/carrot juice if you like.
Along with apple carrot juice, you can add (yet, not limited to):
- oranges/halos (although peelings these are recommended, as the peel can give a bitter taste to the juice)
- lemons/limes (use with caution, not to use too much or it may hurt your belly and really overpower the juice)
- peaches (those are super pulpy, causing a thicker texture)
- strawberries (these also tend to create a thicker, “juice” or pulp.
Have Fun and Experiment!
Over the years I’ve had so much fun experimenting and trying new things. Sure, some things don’t taste that great in it, or sometimes we find out that we can’t believe we hadn’t tried that yet!
Just remember that if you’re trying something new and adding in a new ingredient to your apple carrot juice, maybe set aside most of the apple-carrot juice and mix in the new ingredient separately in to a small glass. That way, if you don’t like the addition of the new ingredient, your entire batch of carrot-apple juice isn’t ruined!
Hosting in Your Future?
Having a fresh juice bar for your guests is so fun and something they don’t expect! I have friends that LOVE having a healthy option when we get together, and this is one of my favorite things to offer!
Read more about my fresh juice bar ideas!