This Beet Juice recipe is a healthy and nourishing drink that supports detoxification and cleansing. It also happens to be absolutely delicious!
Detoxifying Beet Juice
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.
While you can certainly just use beets in a beet juice 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 and lime
Other ingredients that are amazing in beet juice are fresh ginger and cucumber.
How to Make Beet Juice
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.
The next step in the game 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.
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.
Beet Juice Questions
Can I drink beet 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 beet juice to lower blood pressure?
Studies have shown that beet juice can have the effect of mildly lowering blood pressure about 4-5 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.
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:
Here’s the printable beet juice 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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