I’m not particularly fond of beets… but this juice I love! It tastes so fresh and vitalizing, and has the most beautiful color.
Not only does it taste delicious and look amazing, but it’s also one of the healthiest concoctions you can make. It has widely become known as “the miracle drink” for its many health benefits.
Here is the simple recipe for this vibrant juice, and some of its benefits on your health:
Beetroot, Apple, Carrot Juice
- 1 small beetroot (I get medium sized beets, and use half at a time)
- 1 apple (I usually use Golden Delicious, but use whichever you prefer)
- 1-2 medium/large carrots
- Lemon wedge (1/4 size of the whole lemon)
- Wash all of your produce before juicing. I like to wash non-organic produce with a vinegar and water mix.
- Slice the beetroot into strips that are the appropriate size for your juicer and begin juicing.
- Leaving the skin on, slice the apple and begin juicing – just be sure to leave the seeds out.
- Juice the carrots.
- Juice lemon wedge – peel and all.
- Pour and drink right away.
Yields 1 small glass.
- Improves blood flow
- Reduces blood pressure
- Purifies the bloodstream
- Supports healthy liver function
- Increases iron levels in the blood
- Reduces inflammation in the body
- Increases muscle power and stamina
- Increases endurance while exercising
- Reduces pigmentation and blemishes in the skin
You may notice that after consuming beetroot juice, your urine may be a little red/pink in color (“beeturia”). Don’t be alarmed – this is nothing to worry about.
If you have kidney stones, it’s recommended to avoid beet juice. The high oxalate content of beetroot may worsen symptoms.
Choosing a Juicer
If you’re just getting into juicing and don’t yet have a machine, you’ll want to do your homework to get the most bang for your buck. You’ll find that there are two main types of juicers: centrifugal and masticating.
Centrifugal juicers are the most common and easily found in department stores. These juicers work by using razor sharp cutting blades to chop the produce into fine pulp, and spin that pulp around at very high speeds to extract the juice – much like a washing machine on the spin cycle. These juicers are the less expensive option, but their drawback is that the rapid spinning creates heat and friction, which can oxidize the juice and take away many benefits.
Masticating juicers are also known as “cold-pressed juicers,” because unlike centrifugal juicers, they do not produce any heat, minimizing oxidation for a healthier end product. They work by slowly crushing the produce with an auger, straining the juice through the process. Masticating juicers tend to produce more juice and dryer pulp.
I personally use and recommend the *Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer. I’ve been using it almost daily now for about 5 years, and it still works as good as it did when I first got it. It’s the #1 best seller on Amazon in masticating juicers, and has over 2,600 reviews, giving it an average 4.6/5 stars.
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