Friday, March 4, 2011

Orange & Carrot Juice

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I'm not a coffee person but I love fruit juices and enjoy drinking them in the afternoons.

Today when I was fishing to make some juice, I remembered the carrot juice that I saw in Sharmilee's blog and wanted to try it out immediately. So ventured into the kitchen and accidentally noticed the oranges in the basket and instantly cooked up another version of juice. :)

I totally loved both the versions and they tasted so different and nice :)

When I planned to click pics, I recollected the flower made by Smita in her last post and gave it a try but with a totally different look. :) My mom fell in love with those cute carrot flowers ;)

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Ingredients:

Carrots - 2
Orange - 2
Honey - for taste
Brown sugar - for taste
Cinnamon powder - a pinch

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Method:

Extract juice from orange and filter it.

Grate the carrots or chop them finely. Add it to the blender along with some water and puree it. Filter the puree using a strainer to get clear carrot juice. Do this twice or even trice by adding water to get extract from the carrots.

Now mix both the juices and stir in honey, sugar and cinnamon powder. Stir until the sugar dissolves and serve it cold :)

Happy making :)

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Alternative Recipe:

Recipe source: Sharmis Passion

Puree carrots along with a piece of ginger by adding some water to it. Strain the pulp to get clear juice.

Squeeze few tsp of lemon and add it to the juice. Stir in some sugar and a pinch of salt to make yummy carrot juice.

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Tips:

You can enjoy the juice with just honey and skip the sugar.

You can also skip honey and add a pinch of salt and pepper to the juice and have it as a spicy version.

Puree papaya and mix the juice with this juice to get a mocktail version.

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Flower making tips:

Carefully Peel long strips of carrot using the peeler. Initially the strips will be thin and once you keep peeling the strips will be wide.

Take the wide strips first and fold them into two and punch them into a tooth pick or a skewer. Do the same with five strips of the same width to make one layer of the flower. Move the strips to form a flower shape. Once done, go on with another layer of the flower using smaller strips of carrots.

Finally poke in a cherry on top to seal the flower :)

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I am happy to send this post as an entry to Rumana Rawat's "Treat to eyes" event.


I am also sending my carrot flowers to "Create n Carve" event which originated in Nayana's blog.


Written by: Nithya
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39 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Lovely looking juice...adding orange is a nice idea making it the real natural fanta :) The flower out of carrots is so classic which adds a special touch to ur clicks..I can never imagine making it ;) Luved the first click very much nithi..Btwn I have the same glass too :)

Pavithra said...

Nice refreshing juice Nithi.. Loooooooooks absolutely yumm and wish if you could pass one glass to me (with the juice) The flower looks very very beautiful.. certainly eveybody will fell love with that cute flowers.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy refreshing juice...lovely clicks

Rumana Rawat said...

What a awesome presentation , why don't u send it to my event.

Shanthi said...

Refreshing and lovely looking

Divya Kudua said...

I am not a big fan of Carrot juice but oh that flower...looking lovely!!

Harika's Kitchen said...

Amazing clicks nithya. And juice looks colorful, healthy and the flower looks pretty too.

sanjeeta kk said...

What lovely color! Wish I could get this when I come to your home :)

Lite Bite

Nitha said...

Refreshing juice and amazing clicks...

Rumana Rawat said...

Thanks alot dear for your entry:)

LifenSpice said...

As always lovely pictures!
This is our daily morning breakfast and adding honey is always the trick:)

Priya said...

Such a refreshing juice, those carrot flowers looks soo pretty and elegant..

Smita Srivastava said...

The clicks look wonderful ... I'm glad that my prev post on carrot flowers inspired you :) :)

Angie's Recipes said...

Beautiful carrot flowers :-)) I love them. I used to make carrot juice with apples...gotta try with oranges too.

Kairali sisters said...

Great color and a very nice combo ..The pictures are too good Nithya :)

Vimitha Anand said...

I just loved the carrot flowers and that is a healthy juice in place of coffee...

savitha ramesh said...

perfect looking .wanna grab that glass.so charming.

GEETHA ACHAL said...

wow...Lovely jucie...Nice presentation..You always rock...

And again, Sorry for the wishing you late..

Belated BDAY wishe...

Panchpakwan said...

Looks so refreshing juice..Nice combo of veg and fruit..
Those flower are so beautiful loved it.

Madhavi said...

Lovely combo..all time fav. Juice looks great!!

Suja Sugathan said...

Refreshing and healthy combo..lovely

Latha said...

Very refreshing and healthy juice. Lovely color.

Turmericnspice said...

love the colors...i usually mix orange to carrot juice...so that i can have my kids eat carrots...it usually works... i just love the vegi flowers....it looks perfect for the drink...!!and did i mention ......SUPERB clicks !!

Kanchan said...

Loved the carrot flowers, wonderful creativity.

Sanctified Spaces said...

Nice zesty color and lovely carrot flowers.

Lakshmi said...

refreshing juice for the mounting heat, and lovely carrot flowers :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very colorful and refreshing juice Nithi. Looks delicious.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

jeyashrisuresh said...

Even i too tried sharmi's blog.Adding orange is a nice and wondeful one

vidhas said...

wow!! nithi cute flowers, you r rocking. I also make this but i add sugar, next time i will try usung brown sugar.

Rekha shoban said...

nithya dear, flower looks superb....healthy drink!

Bharathy said...

The flower catches the eye than the drink! :)

The summer is catching up and it's a perfect choice! :)

Super clicks!

PriyaVaasu said...

Beautiful Flowers Nithya!!! Refreshing Juice!!! Treat to both the senses!!!

Yummy Team said...

Awesome presentation n clicks, Nithya...Esp loved the first click!

Raji said...

This was absolutely awesome! I licked until the last drop from the glass ;-)

anubhavati said...

Semma cute pics nithya, Loved the juice and specially the sliced carrot flowers!!! no wonder your mom liked it. I have a question...what is hte general lens that you use for the food pics? Do you use a prime lens? or a variable focal length one? let me know the f length too..
thanks

Shobha

Swapna said...

My little one's everyday drink after coming back from school :)... Lovely clicks Nithi!

Helen said...

Thanks for taking part in Create and Carve for March, I have finally posted the round up!

http://fussfreeflavours.com/2011/04/march-create-and-carve-round-up/

simply.food said...

Wow beautiful vibrant nad refreshing looking juice.The carving is awesome.

SSotirov said...

Carrot juice is one of nature's miracles. It has so many health benefits that its hard to list all of them. Its great for your skin, hair and general health. What I think is the most surprising benefit tough is its power to cure impotence! After knowing all of that I hope you do make a habit out of drinking carrot juice!

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