Jamaican Carrot-Ginger-Lime Juice

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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

Ingredients:

* 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

Directions:

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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