Carrot, Grapefruit and Ginger Juice – No Juicer Required

Carrot, grapefruit and ginger juice

I know, I’m a day late in posting and I’m not doing my usual weekly menu, Sorry! I know there are those of you that rely on the weekly menu for dinner ideas, so I promise I will be back with that next week. This week I’m taking a bit of a blogging vacation, as my kids are on spring break and I’m going to spend quality time with the family and re-energize and re-charge (I’m so in need of some re-charging). I didn’t want to leave you all hanging for a week without a recipe, so I’m going to show you this simple, 3 ingredient juice that you can make without a juicer or with a juicer if you have one!  Yippee!

Remember when I showed you all how to make a mean green juice without a juicer?  Well, I’m showing you another one of my favorite juices. This juice is both sweet and sour with a zesty and spicy kick to it from the ginger. I love downing one of these after a morning workout, as it reenergizes me and puts a kick in my step. John loves to have this in the morning before he heads off to work, as it wakes him up. This juice is packed full of fiber and chock full of vitamin C, and who doesn’t like or need a bit of that this time of year. You can make this juice in your juicer, but if you don’t have a juicer, don’t fret, I will show you how to make this juice without one.  Ok, let’s get this party started!

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Carrot, grapefruit and ginger juice:

Recipe from Whole Living magazine
serves 1 (makes roughly 14-16 ounces)

  • 2 large ripe grapefruits, peeled, pith removed and broken up into sections – You want large, ripe grapefruits that are juicy
  • 5 medium sized carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

If you have a juicer, go ahead and juice away as you normally would.  If you don’t have a juicer, then all you need is a good quality blender and a jelly strainer bag (see below photo). You can find these bags at most kitchen or hardware stores that sell kitchen appliances. I picked mine up at the local Ace Hardware in Larkspur, for those of you that are local. They cost $4.99 for 2 bags.  BTW, don’t get the metal contraption that is sold with some of the bags, just buy the bags.

To clean the bags, just use some dish soap and rub the bag together till it’s clean and all the soap is off the bag. Then place the bag on top of a glass or something similar to air dry.  These bags should last quite a while.  I have used my 10x already and it still looks new.  

jelly strainer bags

Ok, lets get started!  Peel your two grapefruits and get rid of as much of the pith as you can. Wash, peel and chop your carrots into small chunks and peel your 1-inch piece of ginger.  To peel ginger, just take a spoon and gently scrape off the skin from top to bottom.  The skin is thin, so minimal effort is required.

Peeling ginger

Once all of your ingredients are prepped, it’s time to throw them into the blender or juicer.

ingredients for carrot ginger grapefruit juice

Throw the grapefruit into your blender first, then add in the carrots and ginger.  

carrots grapefruit and ginger in blender

Puree the grapefruit, carrots and ginger until smooth.

blended carrots grapefruit and ginger

Take your jelly bag and wrap it over a large measuring cup or bowl.

Pour your juice into the jelly bag.

Don’t worry if your bag slides off the bowl, you just want to make sure that your juice goes in the bag. You can aways hold it open with one hand while pouring with your other hand.

carrot juice in jelly bag in pyrex measuring cup

Once all the juice is poured into the bag, remove the bag from the measuring cup or bowl and gently twist the top of the bag closed.  Slowly twist the bag so the juice escapes.  Keep twisting and squeezing the bag until all of the juice is released.

squeezing carrot grapefruit ginger pulp in jelly bag over measuring cup

Look at all that pulp that was left in the bag.  It’s a beautiful color, but not something I want to be drinking. The compost will happily accept it though.

carrot grapefruit ginger pulp next to juice

Pour the juice into a glass, and drink immediately or refrigerate it for a bit, as it will be a bit warm.  I was anxious to drink my juice, so I threw it in the freezer for a few minutes to cool. It’s recommended that you drink the juice the day you make it.

Carrot, grapefruit and ginger juice

I hope that this juice gives you a kick in your step.

Here’s an Instagram photo that one of my reader’s Marian Ang, took of her carrot ginger juice.  I love the cute little font she added to it.

carrot grapefruit ginger juice reader photo

If you’re a fan of this juice, then you will love my mean green juice.

How to juice without a juicer

Have a great week everyone!

With love Jackie

Carrot, Grapefruit and Ginger Juice – No Juicer Required

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Recipe by Jackie

    Ingredients

    • 2 large ripe grapefruits, peeled, pith removed and broken up into sections - You want large, ripe grapefruits that are juicy

    • 5 medium sized carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks

    • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

    Directions

    • If you have a juicer, go ahead and juice away as you normally would. If you don't have a juicer, then all you need is a good quality blender and a jelly strainer bag (see my blog post for photos and info on bags)

    • Ok, lets get started! Peel your two grapefruits and get rid of as much of the pith as you can. Wash, peel and chop your carrots into small chunks and peel your 1-inch piece of ginger. To peel ginger, just take a spoon and gently scrape off the skin from top to bottom. The skin is thin, so minimal effort is required.

    • Once all of your ingredients are prepped, it's time to throw them into the blender or juicer.

    • Throw the grapefruit into your blender first, then add in the carrots and ginger.

    • Puree the grapefruit, carrots and ginger until smooth.

    • Take your jelly bag and wrap it over a large measuring cup or bowl.

    • Pour your juice into the jelly bag.

    • Don’t worry if your bag slides off the bowl, you just want to make sure that your juice goes in the bag. You can aways hold it open with one hand while pouring with your other hand.

    • Once all the juice is poured into the bag, remove the bag from the measuring cup or bowl and gently twist the top of the bag closed. Slowly twist the bag so the juice escapes. Keep twisting and squeezing the bag until all of the juice is released.

    • Pour the juice into a glass, and drink immediately or refrigerate it for a bit, as it will be a bit warm. I was anxious to drink my juice, so I threw it in the freezer for a few minutes to cool. It’s recommended that you drink the juice the day you make it.

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      14 thoughts on “Carrot, Grapefruit and Ginger Juice – No Juicer Required”

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      2. Good morning Jackie! I’ve been missing you, but Jake was also on spring break last week so I didn’t do a lot of blogging either. We were out and about and I was feeling the same way, in need of re-energizing. This juice sounds delish, and how clever to use a bag to strain it. I don’t have a juicer so this is a great idea! Have a great week with your family and we’ll talk to you later. xoxo, Sharon

      3. Just pinned! Love this post and your great step by steps to show that for a $4.99 pair of bags, it’s totally do-able! And the Vita is way easier to clean, even with dealing with the bag cleanup, than a juicer is. Not to mention, most people have a blender of some sort but may not have a stand alone juicer, too.

        I bet the pulp would make good crackers. Spread it flat onto a baking sheet but add cinnamon and spices in strong doses, maybe some seeds, ground flax or almond meal, and bake til crispy. It’s what I used to do when I was juicing more.

      4. This has to be the prettiest juice ever…It’s hard to believe that you do this in a blender. You know I believe you, it’s just surprising. I have to try this. I cannot believe all the pulp. Definitely will make me want to start composting. I hope you are enjoying your vacation…I’m waiting to see some surf instagram pics!

      5. you just reminded me I need a strainer bag- as in an actual strainer bag. I always just made do with whatever I could find on hand and that well- it never really worked:) lol! this looks amazing! Love the vibrant colors and makes me happy and want to be healthy! Everyone should try this one

      6. enjoy spring break with your kiddos! i have a vitamix but haven’t tried making a juice yet..nor i have i tried this combo. can’t wait to give it a go…need to get some of those bags.

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      8. Great idea! I tried it this morning with my beet/carrot/orange juice… Got really messy and I almost scrapped the whole idea and ran out for a blender. But I gave it a second try in the afternoon and a third in the evening, and I’m getting the hang of it. So for anyone out there who wants to try it, go for it. (Cheesecloth works too btw)

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