This Sweet Beet Juice recipe is a refreshing drink that is so easy to make and tastes great with no earthy flavor. You only need six ingredients for this healthy recipe. Make this juice in a juicer or a blender!

two glasses of beet juice surrounded by fresh vegetables and lemons

Beets are one of those vegetables that are under appreciated. They can be consumed raw or cooked, and they have the most delicious, sweet flavor. They are generally available all year round; just look for them in the produce section of your local grocery store (see my entire clean eating food list).

While you can certainly just use beets to make homemade beet juice, it’s nice to add some other healthy fruits and vegetables to help balance the flavors. Some people complain that beets taste “earthy.” But, if you’ve never tried this recipe, that I think it will change your mind. 

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Save your money on expensive pre-made beet juice drinks and make your own instead!
  • Use simple produce for this homemade juice recipe.
  • The ingredients in this homemade Beetroot Juice recipe all support your health. Beets have been studied for their role in aiding detox, heart health, and athletic performance. See my full article with information about the potential health benefits of beet juice.
  • Make this beet juice in a juicer or a blender! I’ve included both recipe instructions.

Key Ingredients

As mentioned, this Beet Juice recipe uses just six simple ingredients.

Parsley, apple, ginger, and lemon are all great foods full of nutrition. I’ve included cucumber in this beetroot juice recipe to help dilute the strong beet flavor, and to add a neutral balancing effect to the overall juice. I’m telling you, this juice recipe is a winner!

Raw beets are the base of this beet juice. You can use red beets, orange beets, yellow beets, or striped beets.

Apple adds sweetness to the beetroot juice and helps mask any of the “earthy” flavor from the beets. You can use a red apple or a green apple.

Cucumber helps add more liquid to the juice overall. You can use whatever type of cucumber you can find in the market.

Lemon or lime helps adds a bright flavor to the juice. Peel your citrus fruit before juicing them.

Fresh ginger adds a spicy flavor to the juice.

Parsley is a great ingredient to include. It is a great source of antioxidants. I recommend using flat-leaf parsley.

ingredients for making beet juice

Recipe Steps for Juicer

Step One

The most time-consuming step in making any kind of homemade vegetable juice is to wash and prep the vegetables.

For this recipe, you just need to remove the beet greens, cut off the ends of the beets, and then chop them into pieces that will fit through the feeding tube of your juicer.

You’ll also need to cut the peel off your lemon and ginger.

See how to pick the best juicer for your budget and needs. This is the juicer that I have and recommend.

chopped beets and other vegetables in a bowl ready to be juiced

Step Two

You can also use a high-speed blender to make juice, but you’ll have to strain the pulp out if you use a blender (see the notes below for full blender instructions). 

It’s also interesting to note that even using just one large beet will turn the juice red, no matter what other vegetables are included.

So, once your veggies are prepped, you’ll need to feed them through your juicer. Fresh beetroot juice is just so pretty, don’t you agree?

pretty red beet juice just out of the juicer

Step Three

The last step is to serve your fresh beet juice. Most fresh juices should be consumed right away, if possible. But, you can also store homemade green juices in a tightly sealed container for up to 2 days.

Recipe Steps for Blender

Step One

Chop your vegetables into 1-inch pieces for easier blending.

Step Two

Combine them in a high-speed blender with 1/3 cup of filtered water. Blend on high until the ingredients are relatively smooth.

Step Three

Squeeze the juice through a nut milk bag. Serve your juice immediately.

jar of fresh beetroot juice with a sliced lemon beside it

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • One pound of beets is equal to about 5 medium beets or 3 large beets.
  • You do not need to peel your beets before juicing them, just be sure to scrub and wash them well.
  • You can easily double this recipe to make more juice.
  • You can use a juicer or a blender for this recipe. I’ve included instructions for both methods in the recipe card below.
  • Beets are sometimes called Beetroot, but they are referring to the same root vegetable.

FAQs

Can I drink this beet juice everyday?

Check with your doctor first, but you can likely drink beet juice everyday as long as you don’t have any troublesome side effects, such as digestive distress. You may also want to monitor your blood pressure if you are drinking beet juice to lower blood pressure. 

What are the benefits of beet juice?

Most vegetable juices have the benefit of having a high antioxidant and vitamin content, especially when consumed immediately after making the juice. The benefit of juicing is that you don’t have to digest all of the fiber from the juice.

Can I make juice with a blender?

Yes! I have a detailed post about how to make juice with a blender.

Do I need to peel the beets before juicing them?

No, just be sure to scrub and wash them well before juicing.

two glasses of beetroot juice

More Juice Recipes You Might Like

Or, if you want to use your beets whole, try my Strawberry Beet Smoothie recipe. 

You may also want to check out my article on the best juicing recipes for beginners.

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two glasses of homemade beet juice surrounded by lemons and beet greens

Beet Juice Recipe (Juicer or Blender)


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This Sweet Beet Juice recipe is a refreshing drink that is so easy to make and tastes great with no earthy flavor. You only need six ingredients for this healthy recipe. Make this juice in a juicer or a blender!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 pound beets, washed with the greens removed and the ends cut off (about 5 medium beets)
  • 1 large cucumber or 34 small cucumbers
  • 1 apple
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 lemon or lime
  • 1 1-inch knob of fresh ginger

Instructions

  1. Wash the produce and chop everything so the pieces will fit into the feeder tube of your juicer. Remove the skin from the lemon and the ginger. 
  2. Feed the vegetable and fruit pieces through the juicer, alternating harder and softer textured pieces to aid in the juicing process.
  3. Serve your fresh beet juice immediately, or store in the refrigerator in a covered container.

Notes

  1. One pound of beets is equal to about 5 medium beets or 3 large beets.
  2. You can easily double this recipe to make more juice.
  3. Fresh juice is best served within 48 hours of making it.
  4. BLENDER INSTRUCTIONS: Chop your vegetables into 1-inch pieces for easier blending. Combine them in a high-speed blender with 1/3 cup of filtered water. Blend on high until the ingredients are relatively smooth. Squeeze the juice through a nut milk bag.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Category: Juice
  • Method: Juicer
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: how to make beet juice, juicing beets, beetroot juice

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