Sep 28, 2010

Something Refreshing - Carrot and Apple Juice/Granita

I don't wanna appear as a whining baby here,
But the weather is seriously getting off the charts,
104 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday!? What?
The number can only gets higher moving towards the inland area,
Maybe 110?
The heat is definitely penetrating my skin and frying up my brain (Pzzz"")

So why don't we save up the steak and hot pot recipe till the weather turns more tolerable,
Instead, let's talk about juice or granita (even better!).

Ingredients (for 2 to 3 people)?

1 pink lady apple (about 1 1/3 cups)
1 medium sized carrot (about 1 cup)
1 cup of ice cubes
1 cup of milk
1 1/2 tablespoons of amber honey


You don't really need to peel the carrot but I did, feel cleaner that way,
So chop the carrot and apple into smaller cubes,
Toss them into the blender along with ice cubes, milk, and honey,
Blend till fully incorporated.

The original recipe yields a pretty dense juice without filtering,
I personally like it that way,
If you want a more "regular" juice, here's what you need to do:
Use 2 cups of milk instead of one,
You might need to add one more tablespoon of honey to bump up the sweetness of the juice,
After blending, take a drainer and drain out all the larger bits,
Then you'll end up with nice and smooth carrot/apple juice, with a hint of honey!

What about granita?
Using the original recipe, follow the steps here to make the granita,
I bet it's a good way to get your kids eating more veggies!

Cindy's Rating: 8


  1. hmm, I think a little run added to that and it would be perfect! ;)

  2. Bad weather in Cali is at least just for a while....but the hot and humidity is killing me in singapore and we get that almost every day of the year! :(

  3. To Tigerfish~
    True, I guess I was "whining" for sure! People who live in CA are spoiled!

  4. Beautiful. I might make this for my kids today. Thanks for a lovely idea.

  5. since I'm not a carrot person, I suspect this would be one of the only ways I could enjoy them! So pretty!

  6. I had granita when I was in sicily over the summer and this honestly looks as delicious as the real deal :)

  7. To Junebu8~
    I hope your kids will like this juice!

    To Shannon~
    Ha if you don't really like carrot, you can put more apples so it'll cover the taste of it!

    To Jennynoowyn~
    So nice, I wanna visit Italy too, that's my favorite country. Thank you so such a high comment!

    To Easy Salad Recipe~
    Thank you so much!

  8. Beautiful! They do sound refreshing and perfect for this heat we're still getting. I'm ready for cooler weather!

  9. To Karen,
    Me too! I can' wait for fall to come!