Beets have long been used for their medicinal properties, even as far back as Roman times. It is a very healthy root that is fairly cheap. If you want to get the full potential from beet juice you have to drink it fresh. I also recommend you use a good juicer like the Super Angle 5500, you can read our review here. This is why buying canned beet juice is not such a good idea.
Benefits Of Beet Juice
Beet juice is a very potent juice with a lot of antioxidants. It is known to reduce blood pressure and hypertension. It also has a great cleansing effect on the digestive system, liver, bladder and kidneys.
To get the most benefits from beet juice you should drink the juice from one or two (depending on size) beets a day. Doing this will help prevent many health problems and start to make your body healthier. Don’t overdo it; drinking too much beet juice can cause problems with the digestive system. So start out slowly and drink a half a glass a day building up over time.
How To Juice Beets
Start with cleaning the beetroot, stem and leaves in cold running water. Use a brush to scrub of any dirt or you can peel the roots with a vegetable peeler.
Cut of the stem and cut everything into 1” pieces, keeping the pieces small lets you extract more juice from vegetables and fruits.
Run everything through your juicer. If the pulp is very wet you can run everything through one more time.
Serve the juice immediately because the fresh juice will lose a lot of vitamins if you keep it for too long.
Three Beet Juice Recipes
By itself beet juice doesn’t taste too good, that is why I have added my three favorite beet juice recipes bellow.
My two daughters love this juice and they named it Princess Juice because of its pinkish color. This is a great way to get some healthy food in your kids’ diet.
- 2 small beets
- 3-4 apples
- 3 carrots
- 1 large slice of lemon
- 1/2” of ginger
- Ice cubes
Put all the ingredients in a juice extractor and squeeze the juice out. If it gets a little too bitter, then just add a few extra apples.
Server in a pretty glass with red straws and ice.
If you are only looking for the health benefits from the beets then try this variation. The taste is not the best but your body will thank you.
- 2 whole beets
- 1/2″ ginger
- 1 small slice of lemon
- 1 Tbsp. good oil
- 1 handful of ice cubes
Start your juicer and add first the beets followed by the ginger and lemon.
Then put your freshly squeezed juice in a blender along with a handful of ice cubes and 1 tbsp. oil, give it a quick blend (until ice cubes are crushed.)
Orange Beet Juice
This one is a great tasting way of getting your daily beet juice. It uses the orange to hide the “dirt” flavor of the beets.
- 2 whole beets
- 2 Apples
- 3 Sweet oranges
- 2 carrots
- 1 lime
- Ice cubes
Put everything in your juicer and serve with ice.