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C is for Carrots

This is a part of our month-long Eating the Alphabet project! Click here to learn more about the book and project, and to see a list of all the recipes and activities.

Carrots are probably one of the top kid-favorite veggies, with their irresistible bright color and sweet crunch. Here's a reimagined carrot recipe: Carrot Lemonade! Sweetened with only the carrots and pineapple juice, it is a healthy way to cool off in the summer.


Carrot Lemonade

adapted from Better Homes and Gardens, July/August 2011 


  • 1 pound carrots, about 6 medium
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice, from about 6-7 lemons
  1. Wash and peel carrots. Slice into large pieces and place in a medium saucepan with the 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer until very tender, about 25-30 minutes. 

    Carrot Lemonade
  2. Once carrots are cooked, do not drain. Cool carrots slightly. Transfer to a blender with 1 cup pineapple juice and blend until smooth.

    Carrot Lemonade
  3. Pour carrot mixture into a pitcher and add remaining pineapple juice and the lemon juice. Stir well and chill. Serve over ice. 

    Carrot Lemonade
    Carrot Lemonade
    Note: the carrot lemonade might thicken as it chills. Add water to reach desired consistency.  


C is also for


Carrot Prints

For a fun art activity using carrots, try our Rabbit Carrot Prints!

Carrot Rabbit Stamps


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I like the idea of eating an alphabet.
Thanks for sharing this great idea.


Oooh what a great idea! My son looves carrot juice, but I hate it! This might be just what we've been looking for!

Thanks for linking up to the Sunday Showcase - hope to see you there again next week!



Hi Charlotte! I hope you enjoy making this recipe with your son. The pineapple juice and lemon really cuts the "carroty"/vegetable juice flavor, but still adds a great color and bit of sweetness. It kind of tastes like really fresh Sunny D!
I've really been enjoying the Sunday Showcase!

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