Parsnip Carrot Juice

SummaryParsnip Carrot Juice

Spring is right around the corner and brings with it the return to a wide variety of fresh local produce. But until then, maybe it’s time you finally tried juicing some of those root vegetables from the farmers market.

Today we’re focusing on the underrated parsnip. Parsnips are similar to carrots in terms of their flavor profile – just like carrots, they yield a juice that’s quite sweet for a vegetable. But parsnip juice contains fewer calories than carrot juice, which makes it a particularly good substitute if you’re looking to limit your caloric intake.

Parsnips aren’t without their health benefits either. They’re rich in vitamin K, which helps blood to clot in the event of an injury and aids in cell growth. Plus, they’re a good source of folic acid, which helps to ensure proper RNA and DNA production and limit anemia risk. And like carrots, parsnips are also a good source of vitamin C.

Here’s a juicing recipe that incorporates parsnips as well as their cousin, the familiar carrot. The combination is a delicious sweet juice that’s also a big health boost.

Ingredients

  • 3 Parsnips
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 Celery Stalk
  • 1 Apple

Directions

  • Wash all produce.
  • If the carrots and parsnips aren’t organic, you may want to consider peeling them before you juice them. Otherwise, they’re probably fine just like they are.
  • Juice it all up
  • Pour it into a glass and garnish with a little cayenne pepper if you’re feeling adventurous.
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