Ruby Root Beet Juice

By Sally Cameron on May 22, 2018

Juices, Smoothies & Milks

Yeah, I know I’ve been a little obsessed with juicing lately, but it’s for good reason. Juicing is one of the most powerful adds you can make to your daily diet. Why? For the tremendous health benefits. Increased energy, glowing skin, support for healing and weight loss, plus a way to help turn back the clock. Who doesn’t want that? And this new recipe is another of my favorites that we drink each week. My ruby root beet juice. And what gorgeous color to boot! Or I should say to beet? Sorry, I couldn’t resist!

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Ruby Root Beet Juice

This intensely-colored juice gets it deep red color from red beets and from betacyanin, the phytonutrient responsible for that color. Also in the juice are carrots, celery, ginger, lemon and apple (all good for you). I often use crisp, tart, Granny Smith apples but crisp red apples work too. For seasonal apple varieties information, check out this link.

If your beets come with the greens, you can juice them too. I usually use them in green juice. In addition to beets in a salad, soup or as a side dish, beet juice – really a beet blend – gives you another way to add this powerfully healthy root vegetable to your diet in a easy way.

Huge Health Benefits

Beets are a powerful natural detoxifier, and that makes your liver happy because your liver is your main detox organ. Beet juice assists in lowering blood pressure due to natural nitrate content. Raw beet juice is better than eating cooked beets because cooking deteriorates some of the nitrates. Beets also support the fight against cancer, support eye health and lower the risk for heart disease. And if you are an athlete, studies suggest beets improve performance.

And those natural beet nitrates? They may improve mental and cognitive function by promoting the dilation of blood vessels and thus increasing blood flow to the brain. Read more about the huge health benefits of beets here. And if your urine or poop turn a bit pink or red, don’t worry; that’s natural. Its a harmless, temporary condition called beeturia.

What If You Don’t Like Beets?

If all of this sounds terrific but you hate beets, you might be pleasantly surprised how delicious this juice is because of the carrot, celery, lemon and ginger. My husband hate beets but he enjoys this juice!

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Ruby Root Beet Juice

When buying produce for juicing, go organic. Variance in quantities is listed as it depends on the size of, for example, beets, which can be small or huge. Scrub or soak produce prior to juicing, but do not peel.
Course Drinks, Juices
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 Yield 32+ ounces


  • 1 medium beet
  • 8 ribs celery
  • 8 carrots
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1 large crisp apple cored
  • 1 inch raw ginger root


  • Chop produce into the appropriate size for your juicer, then juice according to the manufacturers directions. Strain if desired.


If your beets come with the beet greens attached, you can juice those as well, but the color may be a bit muddied because green and red mixed together make brown. Still full of nutrition. 
  1. Nicole - August 6th, 2019

    Dear Sally,

    Greeting! This is Nicole from South Korea.
    I like your recipe; it looks good.
    Since I am selling beet juice in Korean online shopping mall, your photo inspired me.
    If you are okay with it, I would like to use your photo to advertise my products.

    Thank you very much and have a wonderful day.
    Sincerely yours,
    Nicole Kim

  2. Sally Cameron - August 26th, 2019

    Nicole, I am ok with you using the photo as long as you provide credit to me and a link to my site. I did email you but did not hear back from you. Since you will be earning income from your sales, maybe you can help me back with traffic. Thanks, Sally. If you want to talk further please email me form the contact page.

  3. アグネス Agnes Chua - April 20th, 2020

    I have been drinking the juice on off. And love it.
    Love your recipe, so will tey it.

  4. Sally Cameron - April 21st, 2020

    Thank you Agnes!

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