This Autumn Harvest Juice is loaded with fall favorites- sweet potatoes, carrots, apples and oranges! It is very simple to make and only takes a few minutes to put together.
Some people believe there a lot of special health benefits behind juicing, however there isn’t any very strong scientific proof for that according to the Mayo Clinic. I like to juice to get a lot of extra nutrients and vitamins that I may not get otherwise. For example, I don’t particularly like to eat cabbage or beets, but don’t mind them in juice! I recommend only having juice if it something that you enjoy. There is nothing magical about juice other than it can help increase your intake of fruits and vegetables.
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How do I make Autumn Harvest Juice?
The first step to making this recipe is to prep your fruits and vegetables. First, wash all of your produce well. Then, peel the sweet potatoes. Next, cut all produce to fit into the juicer (see image below).
The peel can be left on the apples and carrots. Also, the rind can stay on the orange. I prefer to remove the peel from the sweet potato because it may cause extra wear on the juicer and it doesn’t contain any juice to be released.
What if I don’t have a juicer?
If you don’t have a juicer this juice is a little difficult to recreate. To make it without a juicer, combine all produce (cut into smaller pieces) in a high speed blender. Blend until smooth then strain through a cheesecloth. It is very labor intensive but can be done. Thanks to the increased popularity of juicers they are very affordable now. The juicer that I own can be found here and it has worked very well for me for a while!
Preparing and storing juice
Juice should be consumed right away since it is not pasteurized, therefore I would only make what you plan to consume immediately. If you do happen to have leftover juice keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Be sure to consume leftover juice within 24 hours.
What should I do with the pulp?
There are many uses for the leftover pulp that will be created by your juicer instead of tossing them in the garbage. You can add it to soups or stews for added fiber and flavor. It can be composted. Also, it could be used for baked goods such as this recipe for Carrot Muffins.
Looking for another juice recipe? Check out our Kale Lemonade! And for more healthy snacks see our Strawberry Smoothie Bowl, Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Smoothie, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Protein Bites, Easy Homemade Chocolate Hummus, Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal, Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Overnight Oats and Very Berry Spinach Applesauce.
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- 2 small sweet potatoes (or 1 large)
- 4 carrots
- 4 small apples (or 2 large)
- 1 orange
- Prep produce for the juicer. Wash and peel sweet potatoes. Wash carrots, apples and orange.
- Cut produce to fit inside juicer. Remove apple seeds.
- Run produce through juicer in the following order: sweet potatoes, carrots, apples and orange. The orange will produce a lot of juice forcing through any juice sitting inside.
- Stir and enjoy!
Chill produce for best results. If storing, store in an airtight container for 24 hours in the refrigerator.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 79mg Carbohydrates: 70g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 13g Sugar: 44g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g