Bell Pepper, Carrot, and Sweet Potato Juice

January 19, 2013

This bell pepper, carrot, and sweet potato juice tastes like dessert, is an amazing source of Vitamin C and beta carotene, and helps flush out toxins.

Bell Pepper, Carrot, and Sweet Potato Juice

This delectable bell pepper, carrot, and sweet potato juice from Gena Hamshaw is creamy, decadent, loaded with nutrients and tastes like dessert. Sweet potatoes and red peppers are a wonderful source of Vitamin C and beta carotene, and the ginger warms the body and stimulates the lymphatic system to help flush out toxins.

Sweet Potato Juice

If you haven’t tried juicing raw sweet potatoes, give it a go. Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet, creamy, and so good juiced.

As Gena points out in her original recipe post, juicing extracts the sweetness and micronutrients of the potatoes and removes the starch. So, juicing sweet potatoes is a wonderful way to get the best out of these nutrient-dense veggies. This bell pepper, carrot, and sweet potato juice is a fabulous warming recipe that is fantastic for boosting immunity in the colder weather.

The Health Benefits of Sweet Potato Juice

Rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals, sweet potatoes have a higher amylose-to-amylopectin ratio than potato. Amylose, raising blood sugar levels slower than simple sugars, is classified as an anti-diabetic food. An immune booster and an excellent source of beta-carotene and vitamin A, sweet potato is one of the highest among the root-vegetables. It’s also packed with essential B vitamins and vital minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and potassium, essential for enzyme, protein, and carbohydrate metabolism. A superfood, sweet potato has anti-aging power and helps maintain healthy skin and tissues.

It’s a warming food and the juice has a mildly sweet, slightly earthy taste, best in blends with similar flavors like carrot and squash, and with mildly sweet, tart fruits such as apples or oranges. Ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla compliment sweet potato especially well. Juice the entire root, without peeling, to get all the nutrients.

The Health Benefits of Carrot Juice

A relative of parsley and celery, carrots contain loads of life-extending carotenes and minerals. This vegetable helps lower cholesterol, too, and alleviates skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, all while enhancing the respiratory system’s resistance to infection. A great source of vitamin A, carrots also contain the magical antioxidant glutathione, which protects against free radical damage, and B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Carrots fuel the production of white blood cells and enhance their performance, and are a great immune booster. These brilliant orange roots also deliver powerful anti-inflammatory agents, helping to relieve the symptoms of rheumatism and arthritis.

Carrot is a warming and strengthening vegetable perfect for cleansing. Cut off the greens (the jury is still out as to whether they are toxic or beneficial), but don’t peel the roots—much of carrots’ nutrients lie in the skin or just beneath. Just scrub, roughly chop (if using certain masticating juicers) and push through your juicer. The earthy sweet flavor of the juice, much richer than that of carrot itself, combines well with apple, pineapple, beets, tomato, ginger, and cinnamon, so this one works well in both sweet and savory juices.

The Health Benefits of Celery Juice

Alkalizing, detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, and loaded with nutrients: essential amino acids, tryptophan, vitamins A, B complex, C, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, iodine and copper, celery is also effective against respiratory conditions like bronchitis and asthma, and helps lower blood pressure. The organic sodium and potassium in celery make this juice a great post-workout refresher that helps replace electrolytes. It’s also a natural laxative and diuretic, supporting bowel and kidney health. Celery is a cooling vegetable, and we work it into our juices to take advantage of the rich mineral content and natural calming and sedative properties. We like it just as much, though, for its great flavor.

The natural salts are more abundant in the leaves, so when juicing celery, push the entire stalk (leaves and all) through the machine. That will yield a tangier, more savory juice. Celery makes a nice addition to almost any mix, especially juices made with leafy greens and other vegetables. As it sits, celery juice tends to get more assertive flavor-wise, so it’s best enjoyed right after it’s made. If you’re not using immediately, chill it, sealed up, but for no more than a few hours.

The Health Benefits of Ginger Juice

Used in its raw form, this brilliant health-promoting juice booster gives beautiful back-end kick to blends of all kinds. In one serving of juice, as little as a half-inch slice of washed, unpeeled root packs a powerful punch.

We rely on ginger as a warming agent, to counteract the cooling effects of fruits and vegetables, and to promote healthy sweating, beneficial to the cleansing process and fantastic for battling colds and flu.

This sensational herb-and-spice is an overall anti-inflammatory agent that stimulates the lymphatic system, provides cardiovascular and respiratory support, aids digestion and tones the intestinal tract, and relieves gas, bloating, nausea and gastrointestinal distress. It helps make blood platelets less sticky, and reduces risk factors for atherosclerosis. Ginger’s powerful antioxidants and anti-tumor agents can also protect against free radicals.

There’s no need to peel ginger before juicing. Much of the nutrients are in the skin or just beneath. Scrub the root, lop off a piece, and juice away. In our experience, people either love ginger in a juice, or hate it. Starting slow’s a good way to go if you’re unsure which camp you’re in.

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Bell Pepper, Carrot, and Sweet Potato Juice

This bell pepper, carrot, and sweet potato juice tastes like dessert, is an amazing source of Vitamin C and beta carotene, and helps flush out toxins.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Tess Masters


  • 1 medium orange-flesh sweet potato, scrubbed and chopped
  • 2 carrots scrubbed
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery
  • 1 (1 1/2-inch) piece fresh ginger root, plus more to taste


  1. Push the ingredients through your juicer, and strain with a fine mesh sieve.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Gena Hamshaw
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak
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