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This Beet Juice recipe is a healthy and nourishing drink that supports detoxification and cleansing. It’s also refreshing and delicious!
Beets are one of those vegetables that are underused, in my opinion. They can be consumed raw or cooked, and I think they have the most delicious, sweet flavor. Beets are perfect in a juice, too, because they are naturally sweet. Beets are also a great vegetable because they are generally available all year round.
While you can certainly just use beets in this recipe, I like to include other vegetables to help balance the flavors. My favorite ingredients for beet juice include:
- Red or purple beets
- Flat-leaf parsley
- Lemon or lime
Each of these ingredients is high in antioxidants and vitamins that all support you liver’s natural detoxification system. While you could certainly just eat all of these veggies, it can be difficult to consume that much fiber. So, while I do think we should all be eating lots and lots of vegetables, juicing can be an additional and easy way to get micronutrients into your system.
How to Make Beetroot Juice
1. The first step for any homemade vegetable juice is to gather all of your ingredients. I like to wash and prep them ahead of time since that is the most time-consuming part of the whole process. Sometimes I will even prep my juice up to a couple of days before I actually make the juice.
2. The next step is having an easy-to-use juicer (see my article about how to pick the best juicer for your needs). I prefer a masticating version over a centrifugal type, but whatever you have is perfectly fine, as long as you are comfortable using it. This is the juicer that I have and recommend.
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.
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.
3. The last step is to juice the beets and any other additional ingredients. I always like to add a little bit of fresh lemon or lime to brighten up the beet juice. Carrots or apples are optional, but they will also add more sweetness to the naturally sweet beet juice.
Can I drink this juice everyday?
Yes, you can drink beet juice everyday as long as you don’t have any troublesome side effects, such as diarrhea.
How long does it take for a glass of beetroot juice to lower blood pressure?
Studies have shown that beet juice can have the effect of mildly lowering blood pressure about 6 hours after drinking it.
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. Learn more about beet juice benefits.
Have you ever tried beet juice? Let me know in the comments!
Also, if you are interested in juicing, you might like my article about the risks and benefits of doing a juice cleanse.
Or, check out these healthy juice recipes:
- Carrot Juice with Orange & Ginger
- Celery Cucumber Green Juice
- Celery Juice
- Detox Veggie Juice
- Lemon & Ginger Green Juice
Here’s the printable recipe:Print
Beet juice is a healthy and nourishing vegetable juice that supports detoxification and cleansing. It also happens to be absolutely delicious! Here’s how to make it at home.
- 1 pound beets, washed with ends cut off
- 2 pounds carrots, washed with ends cut off
- 1 bunch celery, washed and broken into ribs
- 2 lemons, peel cut off and quartered
- 1 lime, peel cut off and quartered
- 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, washed
- 1 Fuji or Honeycrisp red apple, chopped (optional, for extra sweetness)
- Wash produce and chop so pieces will fit into the feeder tube of your juicer.
- Feed the vegetable pieces through the juicer, alternating harder and softer textured pieces to aid in the juicing process.
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator in a highly-sealed container.
The juice is best when served within 48 hours of making it.
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