Creamy Jamaican-Inspired Vegan Carrot Juice
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----cashews. The perfect drink to enjoy with your entire family. All vegan ingredients. Gluten-free.
Servings 6 servings
- 2 lbs. Organic carrots, peeled + diced
- 1 1/2 cups Raw cashews, soaked overnight (See Notes!)
- 1 medium ginger root, peeled + chopped
- 5-6 cups fresh water
- 1/2 cup Agave (You can also use Maple Syrup or Dates)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground all-spice
- 1 tsp rum extract, optional
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.
Next, add carrots and ginger to a blender (high-powered) along with 5 cups of fresh water. Blend for 4-5 minutes until carrots have blended entirely. Add cashews and 1-1/2 cups of fresh water, blending until nice and creamy. **NOTE: If still too thick, add an additional 1/4 cup of water**
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.**
Add vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, rum extract (optional), Agave, and allspice and stir until well incorporated.
Refrigerate for at least an hour or serve over ice.
Sip and enjoy!
STORAGE: Keep leftover Carrot Juice refrigerated + covered for 2-3 days for optimal freshness.
SOAKED CASHEWS:To best soak cashews, add 1 cup of cashews to a bowl or measuring cup and cover with cold water, sealing the top with plastic wrap and leaving it out (at room temp.) overnight. When ready to use, drain and rinse. If not able to soak overnight, simply cover cashews with boiling water and let sit for 30 minutes, drain, + rinse.
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