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
- Flax-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. 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.
Does beet juice make you poop?
Beet juice can cause a bowel movement due to the fiber that is still in the juice.
Questions About Juicing
I’ve been asked a lot about juicing in general, so I thought I would answer them here.
How did you get started with juicing, or what would be the first steps you’d suggest for someone beginning their juicing journey?
Carrie: I started juicing to just get more nutrition into my diet. I’m a thyroid cancer survivor, so anything I can do to stay healthy is important to me. Since I’m a healthy food blogger, I mainly used the internet to learn the ins and outs of juicing.
Is it more beneficial to juice before or after a workout? What is your number one recommended juice for the fitness enthusiast?
Carrie: I prefer to juice before a workout along with a regular meal to provide energy, but juicing afterwards works, too. I like any kind of juice that includes lots of vegetables and isn’t too sweet.
Juice cleanses are very popular right now, and for many people it can be a very daunting task. What are your thoughts on meal replacement juice cleanses versus juicing while eating a meal?
Carrie: I like to have a juice with a meal, otherwise I often get a sugar rush, even from a vegetable juice. I’m not personally a fan of juice cleanses, although I think they can be great to meet the needs of people looking to lose weight or detox.
Is it necessary to use organic produce when juicing?
Carrie: I shop at a lot of farmers’ markets, so most of the produce I buy is pesticide-free, but not necessarily organic. I do recommend that people are familiar with the Dirty Dozen list of vegetables from the Environmental Working Group, and not consuming conventionally-raised items from that list.
What are other creative ways to use juice?
Carrie: Vegetable juices make great soup bases, and can also be added to smoothies for a meal replacement (just blend avocado with your fave juice for a super easy option).
Last thoughts on juicing?
Carrie: It’s taken me some time to make juicing a part of my regular routine, but I sincerely believe it’s an excellent (and delicious) way to add more nutrients to one’s diet. There are so many combinations that can be made, so I encourage everyone to just experiment to find your favorites.
Here’s the printable beet juice recipe that I’m loving right now: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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