Something special to drink
The carrot juice in Ohakune is quite possibly the sweetest in the world. Almost every café has a version on its menu.
Utopia Café serves it straight in a tall glass, as cold as the snow on Mt Ruapehu’s slopes. Local woman Jordan Versaggi likes to add apples, oranges, lots of ginger and a dash of lemon. She calls it a “super juice”. Carrots are packed with healthy vitamins and minerals. They are said to control disease, lower cholesterol, promote bone growth and help you see in the dark. Best of all, say locals, carrot juice is a great cure for a hangover.
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