They say that carrot juice is the elixir of life and this one is no exception.
We all want to stay looking younger for longer and carrot juice has long been praised for it's youthful properties.
It contains Beta-Carotene which turns into Vitamin A when ingested, and this is the vital vitamin that stimulates skin cell growth and build collagen.
In fact it does the opposite of sugar, which can break down these cells.
For more info on quitting sugar and it's effects on your skin, check out my blog post Does Sugar Make You Look Older?
You really can't start your day any better way than with a smoothie with at least 75% vegetable, and this one will give you an added kick from the ginger.
It's a great start to your sugarfree day!
If at all possible use organic carrots and ginger.
I try to buy organic wherever possible, but especially root vegetables, such as carrots, onions, potatoes and beetroot as any vegetable that spends it's time growing under the soil is more susceptible to the effects of pesticides.
2 large carrots
4 Ice cubes
Top and tail the carrots and give them a scrub. You can peel them if you prefer.
Chop roughly and throw into a blender.
Peel the ginger and chop, then put into the blender too.
Add the ice cubes or 1/3 cup of water (adjust accordingly) to stop the smoothie becoming too much of a 'sludgie'!
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