This Creamy Jamaican-Inspired Vegan Carrot Juice recipe is a healthy take on the delicious traditional Jamaican Carrot Juice which includes bold flavors and is beautifully textured. This Vegan Carrot Juice boasts it’s creaminess, thickness, and generous play on spices and freshly grated carrot flavor along with a secret thickener that brings it to life. The perfect drink to enjoy during family dinner or to kick start your day.
When it comes to paying homage to my Jamaican roots, I truly get excited to create healthier versions of the foods I grew up eating all the time.
While some recipes are just better in their traditional version, many can be greatly transformed into Vegan recipes that would leave you feeling like, “is this really vegan”?
Let’s take this Spicy Vegan Jamaican Stew Peas recipe for instance! Usually, this recipe includes red meats that of course add great flavor and texture to the traditional dish.
However, I was able to create such great flavor using Caribbean spices and a bit of sweetness—-sweet potatoes and an additional veggies—green bell peppers and onions to keep things hearty.
Believe me, you won’t miss the meat one bit. Yum!
Looking for another Jamaican inspired dish? Whelp, this Oven Baked Jamaican Jerk Chicken Salad is an awesome option.
This recipe creates a great spin on the traditional salad, but comes topped with well-seasoned jerk chicken breasts and freshly slice veggies. Then there are these Hot + Spicy ‘Nine Mile’ Buffalo Chicken Wings, which definitely live up to their name—HOT + SPICY!
If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you know that I’ve been tossing in a few Drink recipes here and there, however, my mission is to create more healthy options for those of you who enjoy a good glass of something refreshing.
While I’ve enjoyed making Milkshakes (especially during the Summer), I do pride myself in making flavorful drinks that have a ton of nutritional value such as these:
Creamy Homemade Vegan Eggnog
Banana Mango Raspberry ‘Sunrise’ Oats Smoothie
Fresh Watermelon Cucumber Mint Juice
Natural Homemade Lemon Ginger Ale
More importantly, did you know that carrots are super beneficial? They are awesome sources of beta-carotene, fiber, Vitamin-K, Potassium, and antioxidants.
In addition, if you’re someone who is thinking about making ‘weight loss’ one of your New Year goals, then carrots are just the thing for you!
They are weight-loss friendly and have been linked to reduce cholesterol and of course as most of are aware—THEY REALLY DO IMPROVE EYE HEALTH!
Among other great benefits, carrots also help to lower Blood Sugar levels and are great sources of fiber as previously mentioned, and feed the good bacteria in our guts, which aides better digestion.
Let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?
Start by peeling and chopping carrots into medium chunks, rinsing them off afterwards and setting them aside. Do the same for the ginger and set aside as well.
Add cashews and 1-1/2 cups of cold water to a blender, blending until nice and creamy. **NOTE: If still too thick, add an additional 1/4 cup of water**
Set ‘cashew cream’ aside and rinse out blender.
Next, add carrots and ginger to blender (high-powered) along with 5 cups of fresh water. Blend for 4-5 minutes until carrots have blended entirely.
Once done, slowly strain carrot juice into a pitcher, squeezing the carrot pulp to ensure that all juices are extracted. **NOTE: You may have to repeat this process until all carrot juice has been fully strained.**
Stir in cashew cream, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of all-spice.
Refrigerate for at least an hour or serve over ice and Enjoy!
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Creamy Jamaican-Inspired Vegan Carrot Juice.