Sweet and colorful Carrot and Clementine Juice

As you might have guest I have a juice period 😀 I make juice of whatever fruit or vegetable we have in the fridge and until now they have all turned out to be delicious!! One of the more untraditional juices I have made recently is my green vitamin bomb with kale, pineapple and ginger. It might sounds strange, but I promise that it tastes wonderful and has a pretty grass-green color.
Not all my juice recipes has been documented – yet – as I make it as often as possible and not always has the time to take pictures. Even though I make juice several times each week I still haven’t made no. 1 juice on my to-do juice-list: beet root juice! And the only reason for this is, that I don’t have any latex gloves at the moment and as I use my hands to squeeze the juice they will get all purple for several days to come…

Well, as with all our other recipes I hope that you will enjoy this one and feel free to leave an comment with your thoughts and/or suggestions 🙂

 

Ingredients (4 cups)

10 large clementines

4 large carrots

2 large apples

 

Peel the clementines and remove the core from the apple and cut it into smaller cubes. Wash the carrots and cut the top end off before slicing it into smaller pieces. I prefer to keep the skin on carrot as it contains a lot of vitamins, but make sure that you have washed all the dirt off – otherwise I’ll recommend that you peel it.

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Add all the fruit and carrot pieces in a blender and blend at medium speed for 4-5 minutes. Pour the mixture into a tea towel covered bowl and gather the corners of the tea towel. Use both hands to twist the tea towel around and squeeze all the juice out of the mixture. You will end up will approximately a little less than 1 cup of dry fruit/vegetable waste.Carrot and Orange Juice 2_Fotor_CollageServe immediately with a few ice cubes or fridge for while until cold. The freshly squeezed juice can stored in the fridge for up to 48 hours.

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Spongy Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

A friend of mine asked if I wanted to help her bake and decorate a carrot cake for her sisters 9th birthday this weekend. I actually don’t know why she asked, as I know that she is a fabulous cake baker herself. But of cause I want to help a friend and together we made this delicious carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

We discussed a while before choosing the heart-shaped design with the orange/yellow flowers made in fondant. We chose not to cover the whole cake in fondant as it wound ruin the lovely taste of carrot cake combined with the fluffy cream cheese frosting.

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Ingredients (20 servings)

1 1/2 cup sugar

1 1/4 cup canola olie

4 eggs

2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 tbsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

2 1/2 cups shredded carrots

 

Cream Cheese Frosting

2 cups cream cheese (room temperature)

1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar

1 tbsp. vanilla extract

 

Whisk sugar and olie together in a mixing bowl. When combined add one egg at a time and whisk thoroughly between each egg.

I another bowl combine flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder. When combined shift the dry ingredients into to bowl with dry ingredients and fold them together until just combined. Now add the shredded carrots and fold carefully until the dough reaches a soft and smooth texture. It is important that you fold and not whisk as whisking might ruin the fluffiness in the dough and thereby the final texture of the cake.

Pour the dough into two 8 inch greased springforms (or as I have done this time, in my favorite heart-shaped baking pan i two different sizes). and bake for 45-55 minutes at 350 degrees fahrenheit or till a toothpick comes out clean. Leave to rest in a wire reck for 10 minutes before removing it from the baking form.

 

Cream Cheese Frosting:

Whisk together all ingredients until smooth and fluffy. Decorate the cake when it has reached room temperature, if the cake is to warm the frosting will melt.

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Bon Appétit!

Ingredients (20 servings)

375 g sugar

3.1 dl canola olie

4 eggs

300 g all-purpose flour

1 tbsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

3.75 dl shredded carrots

 

Cream Cheese Frosting

500 g cream cheese (room temperature)

3.75 dl confectioners sugar

1 tbsp. vanilla extract