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!
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!
Ruby Root Beet Juice
- 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.