Apple Carrot Tomato Juice…and a WINNER!

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What better way to say ‘I love you!’ than with juice! 😀 I heart carrot juice, but it’s super expensive. To my surprise though, a pound of carrots (which was $0.89 at Trader Joe’s) yielded over a cup of juice. Paired with apple and tomato, and I had enough juice for two days. In the grand scheme of juicing then, I vote carrot juice as a must make. And when you’re finished, save your pulp!

I grew up in a household where you didn’t throw away food. So, I am always looking for ways to maximize my ingredients. When I use fresh herbs, I save the stems, boil them and make tea or herbed-simple syrups. When I am done with my citrus, I put the peels and flesh in the garbage disposal to clean the blades naturally. And after juicing, I have discovered a number of ways to re-purpose my pulp (I kinda like the sound of that! lol). I’ve baked with carrot and apple pulp (carrot-banana-acai muffins; apple-banana bread); I’ve roasted the carrot pulp to make curried-carrot soup; I’ve used the veggies to make home made stock; and when all else fails, I’ve thrown my pulp into a smoothie. All in all, the pulp has a ton of fiber. So besides the cost factor (i.e., not throwing away half of your purchase), there’s the nutrition factor.

Ok… I’ll get off of my soapbox now… the take home is… try the juice! 😀

Happy Valentine’s Day folks and join me in congratulating Laura for being the winner of my Dandy Blend giveaway!

Apple Carrot Tomato Juice

(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients:

4 red apples

1 pound carrots

4 tomatoes

Method:

*Juice and enjoy!!!

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

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  1. Mmmmmm! That’s the stuff! I too always find something to do with that pulpy fiber rather than just compost it.

    • Oh! Congrats to Laura too!

  2. I really like carrot juice and I LOVE carrot/apple juice. When those two are juiced, it’s the height of refreshment and nutrition. I haven’t tried the pair with tomato juice before, but I am up for the challenge. Thanks!

  3. I am a big fan of saving the pulp, too! And of this juice. My three favorite juices in one! I can drink a gallon of tomato juice a day if I let myself. It’s an addiction.

  4. I seriously need to start juicing. This looks like the perfect breakfast.

  5. My family was the same exact way when I was growing up! I save the skins of fruits and make simple syrups to add to my sparkling water. Tastes way better than store bought flavored waters!

  6. More influencing posts on juicing…I love the vibrant color of this one! Also, the blend of apple and carrot juice does make me want to try this. I cannot think of a healthier way to quench your thirst-yum! Thanks for sharing this and Happy Valentine’s day!

  7. What a great color! I saw carrot juice at Trader Joes the other day and thought “why the heck would I buy that when I can make it easily at home?”. Thanks for this recipe so I will actually do it!

  8. Some juices are just to funky for me…but I can get behind this one! It sounds fabulous~

  9. I was a juicing maniac once upon a time and I hated throwing away the pulp. I always wanted to bake with it.. but you know I’m not the greatest baker. Well I’m getting better so I think I should start juicing again and get my money’s worth. :) This looks like an amazing juice! Have you gotten your new camera yet? Are you narrowing down the field to what you want to get? I think I’m going canon, but I’m still learning how to use it before I shell out the cash. :) Have a Happy Valentine’s Day. :)

  10. What a combo! :) Sounds delicious.

  11. Your juice is saying to pick me up and fetch your thirst.
    Tiffany,If you love juice so much then buy Vita mix.You will thank me for that. It is more than a blender with 1000 horsepower motor.

  12. Ooo, I’m have something similar to post soon. Great minds and all that 😀 I glug this for breakfast … mmmm. Congrats Laura!

  13. I am soooooo excited to win! Thank you, thank you.

    This juice looks delish. It makes me #1 want to get a juicer and #2 add a little vodka and worcestershire. 😉

    Happy V-Day!

  14. All the way I will go for this superb and gorgeous looking juice. Having this juice first thing is the morning does wonders for de-tox purpose because I used to have a similar one from time to time.

  15. I never thought I liked carrot juice until we moved here and one of my favorites is orange and carrot. Great idea to save the pulp for muffins….I think I need to go pick up a bunch (and I love how cheap they are too!)

  16. After yesterday I need this. I also need to repurpose my pulp.

  17. Repurpose your pulp could be an awesome slogan! Love it!

  18. Healthy, economical, easy, and delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I always don’t know what raito of ingredients work the best, so this is helpful to make delicious juice!

  19. I love all the juices and smoothies you’ve been posting. And the colors! Perfect for a gray and cold winter day.

  20. Love you juice combination! My husband and I finished our Reboot Program a few weeks ago and loved the juicing experience. This is a great way to tell your body: “I love you, and I care for you :)”. I have used the pulp in some baking recipes as well , but really like your idea on adding it into smoothies too. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

  21. That is so unusual.

  22. I love carrot and apple juice together – I never thought of adding tomato juice! This sounds especially healthy and yummy! ^^ And congrats to the winner!

  23. I love the sound of this juice, and it looks so refreshing! I like your tips about reusing the pulp, and I totally agree. I’ve used my juicing pulp for making raw crackers before, but mostly I use it for compost. I can’t wait to bake with it next time around! :)

  24. i usually make add apples in the carrot juice i make. sometimes even oranges go in. you have given me some ideas about reusing the pulp. i am always at a loss of what to do with the pulp, knowing the fact that they are rich in fibre. baking and making a stock sounds interesting to me.

  25. i usually add apples in the carrot juice i make. sometimes even oranges go in. you have given me some ideas about reusing the pulp. i am always at a loss of what to do with the pulp, knowing the fact that they are rich in fibre. baking and making a stock sounds interesting to me.

  26. I’ve never tried carrot juice but I’m liking the idea of re-purposing my pulp :) Can’t wait to try this!

  27. I’ve been in a smoothie/juice kick lately, and I’m definitely going to try this. Looks amazing! And thanks for the pulp-repurposing tips! :)

  28. Well I feel like a total wastoid! I need to be more like you in the kitchen…it sounds hard though *whine*

    Loving this carrot juice! Toss some beets in there next time for proper fruit-punch mouth results :)

  29. What a great combination…will have to try this :)

  30. That’s beautiful, Tiff…and of course, healthy and tasty! Love it!

  31. I think the addition of apple definitely convinced me that tomato juice is worth a shot!

  32. This juice looks and sounds delightful. I love your idea of saving the pulp and using it elsewhere!

  33. I would definitely drink this gorgeous coloured juice – looks wonderful 😀

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  34. That looks SOOO amazing! Oh how I love carrots

  35. Well this looks promising, tasty ingredients mixed together would definitely make me crave for it Lol…can’t wait to try this out and add it to my tomato juice recipes

  36. I save my pulp and feed it to my chickens! They love it. I have a co-worker that trades his pulp for fresh eggs from a neighbor. Win-Win for everyone! He says they also use it for vegetable stock. I’m going to try this recipe as soon as I can. :)

  37. Hi, it is very nice to have a cup of juice blended with two apple, one tomato and one carrots. the best way to start a morning!!!