Jamaican Carrot-Ginger-Lime Juice

I’ve bought those half gallon jugs of Odwalla carrot juice several times but never managed to actually finish one.  I wish somebody had told me the Jamaican secret to making carrot juice awesome- ginger and lime.

We had some beautiful weekend weather with light winds, which made it the perfect time to do some surfing.  This was the perfect post-surf pick-me-up.  If the ginger doesn’t wake you up, the color sure will.

I used my Vita-mix to make the juice but I’m sure a regular blender will work as well, though you may want to strain it to make sure it’s free from pulp.  And yes, that dayglow/safety/flourescent orange is the real color of the drink.  No Photoshop magic there.


Carrot-Ginger-Lime Juice

Yield: 2 servings


* 2 cups peeled and chopped carrots, about 6 medium carrots
* 2 cups cold water
* 1 teaspoon grated ginger
* 2 Tablespoons lime juice
* sugar to taste
* crushed ice for serving


Combine the carrots, water, ginger and lime juice in a blender and process until smooth. Strain, if necessary, and and sugar to taste. Pour over crushed ice.

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15 Responses to “Jamaican Carrot-Ginger-Lime Juice”

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    Carolyn Jung — April 5, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Beautiful color! This looks not only good tasting, but good for you. ;)


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    ahealthypassion.com — April 5, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    ooh yess I have been loving juicing lately and I love this combo!


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    Zo @ Two Spoons — April 6, 2011 at 11:15 am

    :O Freakin wonderful. The ginger carrot pulp would also be excellent stirred into a curry (at the beginning of cooking) to add extra flavour, colour and fibre.

    …Now I'm imagining all sorts of brilliant carrot juices, like carrot cake juice.

    Thanks for this – Great post!


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    Anonymous — April 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    My great aunt (from Jamaica) adds condensed milk to hers as well. It would no longer be vegan or healthy but it's SO delicious!!


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    Anonymous — April 9, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I just made it and am in love with it. it's delicious, refreshing and an awesome kickstarter for the day!


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    BrettW. — April 26, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Sounds refreshing…can't wait to try *_*


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    Anonymous — April 26, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    The juice is great . my husband makes it every sunday the kids love it . Is there such thing as to much carrot juice lol . when its chilled its to addicting . i jus cant stop at one glass . can anyone help me with this ?


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    CATE — April 27, 2011 at 7:43 am

    So glad everybody is liking it!


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    Devi — August 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Saw this post half an hour ago and realized I had all the ingredients on hand and so I made it! YUM! This would be great for those mornings when you have to make it out the door but need a bit more sleep :)


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    Anonymous — January 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    hello i came across your site looking for a recipe to send to my niece who thought writing down my Mom's recipe would take too long, lol. for such a small island our cooking methods & ingredients list vary widely from town to town, lol. my Mom & Dad are from different parts of JA. my Mom makes her carrot juice with beets, no ginger or lime. my Dad makes his another way, funny how people are from the same place but such differences in methods, lol


    • CATE — January 22nd, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

      Oooh, interesting. I have some beets in the fridge just waiting to get used… maybe I'll try your mom's version! I love hearing about adaptations from people who live in the countries I'm “visiting”. Otherwise the perspective of the cookbook authors is all I get. Thanks for taking the time to comment!


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    Ravi 拉维 — June 8, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Just has this in a hotel and it's awesome. I will surely try this at home


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    Sarah Friedman — July 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    this is delicious! It's one of the first times I've had veggie juice and the first time I've made it… Surprisingly easy to make and great tasting <3


    • CATE — July 26th, 2012 @ 4:29 am

      Sarah- so glad you liked it :)


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    Leialoha — December 18, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Hello, here it is Dec. 2017. I’m blessed to have many fresh, organic limes and tangerines at my disposal. I scrub them up well in hot soapy water, freeze the limes and fresh ginger until ready to use. My juices/smoothies contain fresh organic carrot chunks, unpeeled & scrubbed; frozen ginger peeled & grated, frozen, grated lime skin, seeds & all & turmeric spice. I don’t measure anything but I do start with 2 c. of purified water, adding more as needed. I use my old Hamilton Beach blender, the chunks can easily be strained. Regarding the tangerines, I often squeeze them into ice trays when there’s an abundance and use them in my smoothies. Ginger, carrots, citrus and turmeric makes for a healthy drink.


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