- Naturally Sweet Lemon Ginger Power Beet Juice Recipe
- How To Make The Best Beet Juice
- You Will Need
- Adam and Joanne’s Tips
- My cookbook, Paleo Power Bowls, is now available! to check it out. Thank you for your all your support!
- Beet Juice + Juicing without a Juicer
- Juicer vs Blender for Beet Juice
- Health Benefits of Beet Juice
- Potential Side Effects of Beet Juice
- My Favorite Beet Juice Recipes
- What are the benefits of drinking a beet smoothie?
- How do you prepare beets or beetroot?
- Can you blend raw beets in a smoothie?
- Can you make a beet smoothie in a standard blender?
- Beet smoothie or beet juice?
- Do you need to peel the beet for this smoothie?
- Beetroot Smoothie Ingredients
- Apple Ginger Beetroot Smoothie
- How to Make Beet Juice With a Juicer
- Making Beet Juice Without a Juicer
- How to Make Beet Juice Blends
- Helpful Tips for Making Beet Juice
- Enjoy Your Juice
- Natural Homemade Beet Juice
Naturally Sweet Lemon Ginger Power Beet Juice Recipe
I love this naturally sweetened beet juice recipe with fresh lemon plus soothing ginger and cucumber. High in vitamin C and essential minerals! Jump to the Lemon Ginger Power Beet Juice Recipe or read on to see our tips for making it.
We have fallen in love with making vegetable juices at home. Think of juicing as a quick way to get lots of vitamins and nutrients into your body. We don’t do juice cleanses and don’t use juices as a meal replacement. Instead, we love making a small veggie-packed juice and enjoying it with our (usually fiber rich) breakfast or lunch.
We also stick to mostly veggies when juicing since adding lots of fruit makes the sugar content skyrocket — for another veggie based juice, here’s our green detox juice recipe. So far, our favorite veggies to juice are beets and carrots — they are already naturally sweet and really don’t need much help from fruit to make the juice taste incredible.
For this juice recipe, we combine beets with lemon, ginger and cucumber. Beets are sweet and earthy, lemon and ginger adds zing, and the cucumber adds mineral-rich water.
How To Make The Best Beet Juice
When we make fresh juices at home, we use a juicer. If you do not have one and you love the idea of juicing at home, we highly recommend purchasing one. If juicing is a first for you, you can get away with using a high powered blender (like Blendtec or Vitamix). I’ve included our tips for this in the notes section of the recipe below.
We use an Omega juicer and absolutely love it. The majority of juicers on the market can be broken down into two camps — slow juicers/cold pressed (also called macerating) and centrifugal juicers. Basically, this just means that the cold pressed variety slowly presses down the fruits or vegetables until the juice is completely pressed out and the now dry fibrous pulp falls into another container. A centrifugal juicer extracts juice by quickly spinning broken down veggies or fruits around until the juice separates from the pulp.
Centrifugal juicers are typically cheaper. There is some debate about whether or not the spinning mechanism creates heat, which can possibly break down enzymes. More importantly to us, centrifugal juicers are not as efficient at getting as much juice out of the produce, which means produce costs might go up.
Our juicer is a slow cold pressed juicer. We couldn’t be happier with it. If you want to check it out for yourself, you can read all about it here.
When it comes to juicing beets, the Omega juicer flies through them. We leave the peel on, but give them a very good scrub with a vegetable brush to clean them. After trimming the tops, we cut the beets into small strips that are small enough to fit into the juicer.
When juicing, we leave the peel on for beets, ginger, and cucumber. We scrub it very clean with a veggie brush. For the lemons, we peel them and remove seeds.
We do the same with cucumber and ginger — just rinse them then cut into strips that will easily fit the juicer. Lots of nutrients live in the peel so we leave that on. When it comes to lemon, we do remove the peel — it can be bitter. Then we slice them, remove as many seeds as we can, and then pass it through the juicer. Alternatively, you can use a citrus reamer to juice the lemon and add it to the juiced vegetables later.
You can see from the photo below that the pulp is pretty dry — that’s good. It means we’re getting as much out of our produce as we can. One thing that surprised us the first time we made juice at home, was that the pulp really doesn’t smell like much. If anything it smells like dirt. If you have a compost, definitely throw the pulp into it.
A slow cold pressed juicer separates the nutrient rich juice and dry pulp.
The Health Benefits And Goodness Of This Beet Juice
Speaking of what we get out of the produce, I love learning about all the goodness in veggies so let’s geek out a little together, okay?
- Beets are packed with lots of essential nutrients including folate, manganese, potassium, iron, betaine and vitamin C. They are excellent with it comes to flushing the liver as well as optimizing our red cells utilization of oxygen. All of that plus anti-inflammatory benefits, makes them a true power veggie!
- Lemons are high in immune boosting vitamin C and helps out with potassium and vitamin B6. They are highly alkalizing and are widely known for their detoxifying and antioxidant properties (hello pretty skin). They also help balance out the earthy quality of the beets. If you are like me (a little anemic), all that vitamin C also helps out with iron absorption.
- Ginger is a powerhouse in juices. Thanks to gingerols, ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, aids in digestion and relieves bloating. There is no need to peel ginger before adding to the juice. Scrub it clean, cut a piece off then push it through your juicer. If you’re sensitive to ginger’s warming/spicy quality, add a smaller amount at first and go from there.
- Cucumber is high in vitamin A, B complex, vitamin C, and folic acid. It’s aids in cell hydration, regulating body temperature and eases inflammation. The high silica content also helps to alleviate skin problems, hair loss and strengthens nails. We love adding cucumber to our juices — it tastes mild and adds lots of mineral-rich water. There’s also quite a bit of research looking into cucumbers’ anti-cancer properties. We prefer to use the thinner skinned varieties of cucumbers — hot house or English cucumbers are perfect.
More Easy Juice Recipes
- Naturally sweet green juice recipe with apple, spinach, parsley, and lemon plus soothing ginger and cucumber. High in iron, vitamin C and essential minerals!
- Here are three immunity boosting ginger shot recipes perfect for busy mornings or a quick boost. See how to make lemon ginger, carrot ginger, and green apple ginger shots.
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In this beet juice, the beets taste sweet and earthy, lemon and ginger add zing, and the cucumber adds mineral-rich water. Beets are naturally sweet so we don’t add any additional fruit, with the exception of a lemon. If you find the juice too tart, consider pushing a couple carrots or an apple through the juicer. If you’re sensitive to ginger’s warming/spicy quality, add a smaller amount at first and go from there.
Makes approximately two 8-ounce servings
You Will Need
2 medium beets, scrubbed clean and tops trimmed
1 medium seedless (hothouse or English) cucumber, rinsed
1-inch length piece fresh ginger, scrubbed clean
1 medium lemon
- Prepare Vegetables
- Make Juice
Chop the beets, cucumber and ginger into thin pieces small enough to easily go through the juicer.
Cut away the yellow peel from the lemon, leaving most of the white pith and lemon flesh. Cut into slices and remove any seeds.
Reserve about half of the lemon. Turn the juicer on and push everything through, alternating between the beets and the softer cucumber and lemon.
When everything but the reserved lemon has been juiced, stir the juice and taste for tartness.
Add the remaining lemon if you feel it can take it. Or if the juice is too tart, consider adding a couple scrubbed unpeeled carrots or a small cored apple.
Adam and Joanne’s Tips
- We prefer the flavor of red beets for this juice however, yellow beets will also work.
- Make-ahead: Fresh vegetable juice is best enjoyed soon after juicing, but you can make it a day or two in advance. Store in glass, airtight containers. If you have used a cold pressed juicer, it should last a little longer.
- How to make beet juice without a juicer: To make beet juice in a blender, add all the prepared ingredients to a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix) and blend until smooth. Then press the pulp through a fine mesh strainer to separate the juice from the pulp. A juicer will make a better juice and will have less waste when it comes to the juice, but this gets you very close.
- Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.
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Nutrition Per Serving: Calories 66 / Carbohydrate 15 g / Total Sugars 8 g / Total Fat 0 g / Cholesterol 0 mg AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher
Remember the discussion we had about cleanses last week? It got me thinking.
For a while now, I’ve been envious of juicer owners. Between myself, Garrett, plus two other housemates, our kitchen is very well equipped with a cornucopia of fancy appliances and apparatuses.
Each appliance has its spot, each with its own purpose, each with its own sound, each providing an unparalleled service for ease of food preparation. Our kitchen feels complete. Calming. Our reassuring appliances do the work for us and there’s nothing else one could possibly need.
Except maybe a juicer.
I have had green-with-envy moments when I have heard people talking about the various produce they have juiced up. I see fresh pressed juices at coffee shops. People talk about juice. Juice is the new smoothie. Excuse me while I hide my green-with-envy face and pretend like it’s not green-with-envy.
But yet another wonderful attribute about kitchen appliances is their uses can be under rated and under-explored. If you are patient, they will poof up their feathers when you are green with envy and offer up solutions. Hello, blender, when did you become a juicer?
Using your blender (it needs to be a powerful one), you can have the comforts of fresh juice in your glass. There will be some chopping and peeling involved, as I wouldn’t recommend sticking whole fruit in your blender. Blenders are cool, but they’re probably not going to know what to do with an entire orange.
Essentially, you discard thick peels such as orange peels (leaving the thin peels, such as beet, apple and carrot on is fine), chop your produce into sizes your blender can handle, add some liquid like water or coconut water and blend until smooth.
You then strain the pulp with a fine strainer, save the pulp for the next time you bake bread or cake (pulp is great for you and adds flavor to your baked goods!), and enjoy your glass of juice.
This is a great way of getting in vitamins, the kids’ll love it, and fresh juice is much better for you than store-bought juice. AND if you’re someone who likes to do cleanses, this may be a great resource for you!
My cookbook, Paleo Power Bowls, is now available! to check it out. Thank you for your all your support!
Get your juice on!
Beet Juice + Juicing without a Juicer
- 1 red beet peel on, chopped
- 1 fugi apple cored and chopped (peel on)
- 1 kale leaf stem removed and discarded
- 1 orange peeled and squeezed
- 1 teaspoon orange rind
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1-1/2 cups coconut water
- Makes juice for one.
- Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Using a fine metal strainer or a metal coffee filter, strain the juice into a large glass.
- Save the pulp in a freezer-safe container and freeze until you can bake with it. Enjoy your juice and revel in the fact that you’re giving yourself wonderful vitamins!
Beet juice is probably the most distinctive juice out there – it has such a rich color and unique taste. It’s easily recognised and it’s also easily made at home!
If you’re hoping to start juicing beets yourself, then you’re in the right place. In this article, I’ve gathered all of the information you’ll ever need. I’ll explain how to make your own beet juice, with or without a juicer; the health benefits you’ll enjoy drinking beet juice; and some of my favorite recipes that you’ll love.
In This Article
Juicer vs Blender for Beet Juice
A question that has haunted us for centuries… okay, not really, but this is still a really good question!
Can you make beet juice in a blender, or do you have to buy a juicer?
Well, you can make beet juice in a blender but, in my opinion, it’s better to make it in a juicer. A juicer is the perfect piece of equipment for unlocking all of the micronutrients in fresh beets. Making beet juice this way makes it easier to digest and all the nutrition makes its way through your system much faster.
However, if you already have a powerful blender, then you don’t have to go out and buy a new juicer if you don’t want to. Your blender will still be able make great beet juice, it just won’t be as healthy as the beet juice you would get from a juicer.
I’ll explain how you can make beet juice using either method below!
How To Prepare Beets For Juicing
It’s actually quite simple to make juice from beetroots. The only thing you really have to think about is whether or not you want to peel your beets before you juice them.
The peel of beetroot is perfectly safe to eat and juice, as long as you’ve scrubbed it clean with a brush. Make sure that there isn’t any dirt left on your beets and you’ll be fine.
If you decide you want to peel it, then peel it lightly. Don’t take off too much of the skin, just enough to get rid of the outer layer.
Once you’ve done this, chop the tops off your beets and chop up the rest into small pieces – even smaller pieces if you’re using a blender.
How To Make Beet Juice In a Juicer
Wash your beets, chop them up and then all you have to do is put them in the bottom of your juicer and it’ll do the rest! Beets will go in and beet juice will come out.
You can’t argue with that!
If you’re opting to make beet juice in a juicer, then I’d recommend going for a masticating juicer if you don’t already have one. They produce more juice than centrifugal juicers (and blenders) do, so you’ll get more out of your beetroots
Masticating juicers work at slow speeds, which keeps your juice cool throughout the whole juicing process. This is good because not exposing your juice to heat protects the nutrients and enzymes within in.
How To Make Beet Juice In A Blender
Making beet juice in a blender is a little harder than making it in a juicer.
If you’re going for a red beet smoothie, then you can just drop your beet chunks into the blender with your other ingredients and you’re sorted. This is the same process you use if you want to use avocado in your smoothie recipes too.
If you only want beet juice, though, it’s a different process. You have to blend the beets first and then use a strainer to separate the juice from the pulp.
You do this using a muslin cloth, cheesecloth or a nut butter bag. You basically need a fine-mesh strainer that you can hold to form a bag. Pour your blended beets through your chosen strainer over a bowl. Squeeze the bag and you should get a rich purple juice from your beets. Just make sure you’re wearing rubber gloves of some kind, otherwise your hands will be stained red!
When you’re using this method, it doesn’t matter what type of blender you have: Vitamix, Nutribullet, it all works the same way and you’ll get delicious beet juice at the end.
Health Benefits of Beet Juice
If you’re interested in a more in-depth look at the health benefits of beet juice, I have more information in a different article. I’ve rounded up the top health benefits here to give you a quick insight into why beet juice should be a regular ingredient in your favorite juice recipes.
1. Lowers Blood Pressure
This is the major health benefit you get from beets. Studies have shown that beetroot juice can lower blood pressure in as little as 24 hours.
Lowering your blood pressure can help prevent strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases, which is important since these conditions are one of the main causes of death in the United States.
2. Improve Athletic Endurance
If you’re interested in improving your personal bests at the gym, then beet juice might be your friend.
It helps to open up your blood vessels, which is good because it improves your blood flow. This boosts your stamina and can even help you feel more awake, since you’ll have more energy throughout the day.
Potential Side Effects of Beet Juice
Again, I’ve gone into more detail about these in the article I mentioned above. If you’re interested in finding out a bit more, then check it out.
The main side effect you should know about when you drink beet juice regularly is a red color in your stools and urine. Don’t worry, you’re fine but if you don’t know that this could happen ahead of time, it can give you quite a fright!
This happens to between 10-14% of the population and occurs because the red pigment that you find in beetroots doesn’t get digested properly. While this is pretty harmless, if you find that this happens to you, it could mean that you have an iron deficiency. If you’re worried about this, then think about speaking to your doctor about it.
The other side effect to watch out for when you’re juicing beets is… staining your kitchen red! The red pigment has a habit of getting on everything, so unfortunately it might find a home on your chopping board, hands and blender. Take extra care not to get it on precious things and consider buying yourself an apron that you don’t mind getting stained!
My Favorite Beet Juice Recipes
If you want to have beet juice on its own, then by all means, go right ahead – if you love beets, then have them however you want!
For me, I love mixing beet juice with other veggies and ingredients. Having it with other fruit juices and vegetable juices can make some really tasty juice concoctions that will definitely liven up your day. Beets and kale? Vegan beet juice? There are so many combinations you could try, you just need to get creative!
The recipes I’ve gathered below have been written with a juicer in mind, rather than a blender, but there’s no reason you couldn’t use one to make them. You would just need to use the cheesecloth bag again, to strain the juice from the pulp.
Spicy Beet Juice Recipe
- 3 Celery Stalks
- 2 Beets
- 1 inch of ginger
- Peel the ginger and beets
- Wash the celery
- Juice all ingredients
Ginger juice is an interesting ingredient, since it can give your juices some spicy goodness, as well as being a good anti-inflammatory. Mixing it with celery is excellent too, since it has such a high water content. This loosens up the rest of the ingredients and dilutes the strong spice a little.
if you aren’t keen on celery, you could use cucumber or even green apple juice if you wanted to. A little bit of lemon juice could also be added if you like it sour!
Sweet Beet Juice Recipe
- 2 Beets
- 1 Carrot
- 1 Apple
- 1 Lemon
- Peel all ingredients
- Chop into small chunks
- Run through the juicer
The apple juice and carrot in this recipe make it lovely and sweet, while keeping it crisp and refreshing. Add as much or as little lemon as you like, depending on how you’d like it to taste. This juice is great for getting that ‘detox’ feeling!
Rich Beet Juice
- 2 carrots
- 2-3 beets
- 1 sweet potato
- 4 oz fennel
- Peel all ingredients
- Juice and enjoy!
This juice has a lot going on and will be a bit more filling than the other juices, making it a great option for weight loss. It’s more savoury than the other recipes, since its packed with vegetable juice. Sweet potato is also a great source of Vitamin C, which not many people know!
This juice is ideal for regulating your hormones, ensuring they stay balanced and you avoid any nasty spikes or dips.
Heart Helper Beet Juice
- 3 Beets
- 4 Carrots
- 1 red Onion
- 1 Garlic Clove
- Peel all ingredients
- Juice garlic and onion first
- Juice carrots and beets
- Brace yourself and drink
I won’t lie, this juice is very strong-tasting! However, it has all the ingredients to keep your heart strong and healthy. I said before that beet juice helps to lower your blood pressure, which protects your overall cardiovascular system. Garlic and onion also have properties that are good for your heart, as well as both being packed with Vitamin C. Carrots don’t just sweeten the taste, either – they have much needed Vitamin A, which also helps the heart, as well as your lungs and kidneys. It’s a great all-rounder!
Beet The Heat
- 2 lbs Watermelon
- 2 Beets
- Peel the beets and the outer green skin of the watermelon
- Juice and enjoy the freshness
This is such an easy recipe but it’s so tasty and refreshing, it’s well worth trying! Some cucumber, lemon or even blueberry added to this basic juice recipe would also give it a bit of extra sparkle.
And there you have it – all the information you need to start making your own fresh juice with tasty beets! I hope you enjoy trying out the recipes above and maybe come up with some of your own. Could you create the ideal gluten-free beet juice recipe? Could you be the dairy-free wizard many of us are looking for? Share your ideas in the comments below so we can all try something new!
As a food blogger, I have owned a lot of kitchen gadgets. And I mean, A LOT. If it blends, squeezes, toasts, poaches, air-fries, purees, mixes, vacuum-packs, rotisserie roasts, slices and dices, or states on the box “As Seen on TV” … I’ve tried it.
Over the years I’ve given away many kitchen appliances for the sake of countertop workspace and personal sanity. I just don’t need to have it all in the kitchen. The classic small appliances generally get the job done, in my opinion.
And so, last year I decided to let go of my juicer. It was super hip and high tech, but it was also bulky and hard to clean. And completely unnecessary.
Making fresh healthy fruit and vegetable juice is quick and easy, even without a juicer. All you need is a standard blender, a strainer (sieve) and a bowl.
I have made many varieties are fresh juice by pureeing fruits and veggies, then pouring the puree through a sieve and allowing the juice to drain into the bowl below. However this apple, beet, and ginger blend is a personal favorite!
For one tall glass of this vibrant vitamin-packed sweet and zingy raw juice, place two crisp apples, one beet, and one small knob of ginger in the blender. You don’t need to peel the apples, beet, or ginger because the pulp will be strained out. But it’s a good idea to cut the apples and beet into wedges so that the blender blade can grab hold of them.
Add a little water to the blender to help the mixture along, cover tightly, and puree until the mixture is very smooth. It should look like a smoothie.
Now you could drink your Apple Beet Ginger Juice as-is, but in all honestly, the texture is a little jarring at room temperature. This is where the strainer comes into play.
Place a large sieve over a bowl that is slightly larger than the sieve, and pour the puree into it. Allow the juice to drip out of the puree into the bowl—pure, smooth, and full of flavor. It only takes a couple minutes for the majority of the juice to extract into the bowl. However if you want to get every last bit of juice out of the puree, press it with a spatula and wait a little longer.
The apple, beet, ginger combo is sweet and tangy with a little kick from the ginger. Its fuchsia color is so alluring; the kids will sip it down without ever knowing it contains veggies—unless you tell them.
Plus a daily dose of ginger acts as a detox to your body, making this Apple Beet Ginger Juice a winner in the health, taste, kid-tricking, and decluttering-the-kitchen departments. I love it so much!
Blender Apple Beet Ginger Juice
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Prep Time: 5 Minutes Difficulty: Easy Servings: 1 Servings
- 2 Large Crisp Apples
- 1 Large Beet
- 1 piece (1/2-inch Size) Ginger Root
- 1/2 cup Water
Wash apples, beet, and ginger and cut into large chunks. Place it all in the blender with the water. Cover the blender and puree until extremely smooth.
Place a large sieve over a bowl that is slightly larger than the sieve. Pour the puree into the sieve and wait until most of the juice has drained into the bowl. Press the puree with a spatula to extract the rest.
Pour the fresh raw juice into a tall glass and enjoy!
1. This Apple Beet Ginger Juice will keep for up to one week in the refrigerator.
2. The leftover pulp can be used in various ways: as baby food, in quick breads, or to infuse flavor into liquor for cocktails.
Sommer Collier is a wife and mother who is always looking for ways to make life just a little more interesting. She developed a love for cooking by standing on a wooden chair, watching her mother and grandmother cook as a little girl. Then later her eyes were opened to the vast possibilities in the culinary world through a series of international mission trips and travel experiences as a teenager. After breathing in the spicy air in the open markets of Africa, India and China, she knew her life would never be the same. She started her blog after teaching cooking classes for several years with the intention of helping the average spatula owner to feel a bit more comfortable in their kitchen. Nowadays she shares easy-to-make recipes, with a touch of moxie, as well as travel content with the hope of encouraging her readers to break out of their comfort zone and taste the world around them. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her husband lovingly known as Lieutenant Dan (for no other reason than she met him right when the movie Forest Gump came out), two scrappy kids with highly developed taste buds, and her golden retriever Kona—because (she believes) all animals should be named after places you’d like to live. She travels with her family as often as possible, always looking for new ways to experience this delicious life.
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Apple Ginger Beetroot Smoothie is a healthy smoothie recipe made with beets, carrots, ginger, apple, and leafy greens. It’s a delicious way to cleanse your body with NO added sugar and NO dairy. Nothing beats a beet smoothie for a healthy start to any day!
What are the benefits of drinking a beet smoothie?
Beetroot, or beet, is becoming known as a superfood that maintains heart health and blood pressure, supports brain function, aids digestion, and reduces inflammation.
Beets are said to reduce obesity risk and increase energy levels.
That said, I’m making it a point to eat more of this beautiful, root vegetable that I’ve always loved and used in my cooking.
This is exactly why I created this beet smoothie!
How do you prepare beets or beetroot?
Roasting, boiling, and grilling methods are probably the most popular ways to prepare beets.
I happen to love raw beets in salads where I simply shred them with a box grater, or grate them in my food processor.
I also run beets through my spiralizer for this Citrus Kale Beet Winter Rainbow Salad.
Can you blend raw beets in a smoothie?
Most definitely…that’s how I always make mine.
I loooooove my NutriBullet Pro 900 for everyday, single-serve, smoothies.
I also use it for milkshakes, salad dressings, chopping nuts, and grinding coffee (really fine!).
One of my fav gadgets of all time!
Vitamix is equally effective, especially if you’re making larger smoothie amounts beyond one or two servings.
Can you make a beet smoothie in a standard blender?
Technically yes, but a regular kitchen blender will leave your smoothies chunky and chewy.
They just don’t pulverize the plant fibers as effectively as high-speed blenders.
Beet smoothie or beet juice?
Both are very popular ways to get health benefits, but when it comes to drinking fruits and vegetables, I prefer blending over juicing across the board because I want all the fiber I can get.
Do you need to peel the beet for this smoothie?
No. But sometimes I do when the beet skin looks “dirty” to me, even after scrubbing the surface with a vegetable brush.
Beetroot Smoothie Ingredients
beetroot – Most widely known as “beets”. The beets are raw for this recipe…no cooking necessary.
apple – Any variety of apple will do the job for this smoothie recipe. The sweeter, the better, since there’s no added sugar to the recipe.
carrots – I like to grate the carrots before adding them to the blender for my beet smoothie because they break down and puree faster and without lumps.
microgreens – I used sunflower sprouts for this recipe, but you can use any microgreens, or leafy greens (like kale or spinach).
ginger – Fresh ginger, not powdered, is a MUST for this recipe.
ice & water
This healthy smoothie recipe brings fiber, potassium, vitamin C, iron, calcium, vitamin B-6, chlorophyll, and enzymes into your diet in a delicious, convenient way!
- chef knife
- cutting board
- NutriBullet 900 Pro blender or Vitamix
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Apple Ginger Beetroot Smoothie
This healthy smoothie recipe is made of beets, carrots, ginger, apple, and leafy greens. It’s a delicious way to cleanse your body with NO added sugar. Nothing beats a beet smoothie for a healthy start to any day! Course Breakfast, Drinks Cuisine American Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 0 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Servings 4 1-cup servings Calories 41kcal Author Traci Antonovich
- 1 Beet stem removed, washed, quartered
- 1 Apple stem removed, washed, quartered
- 1/4 cup Carrots tops removed, washed, loosely chopped
- 1/2 cup Kale rinsed, drained
- 1 Tbsp Ginger peeled
- 1/2 cup Ice Cubes
- Water as needed to change consistency
- In a high-speed blender, add BEET, APPLE, CARROTS, GREENS, GINGER, and ICE CUBES.
- Add enough water to reach surface of produce and ice.
- Pulse or blend on high speed until smooth (15-30 seconds); don’t overblend (friction causes it to ‘cook’).
- Serve immediately; alternatively, store in freezer and thaw up to one hour before drinking.
- *NOTE: Feel free to add dry or liquid sweetener of choice to this smoothie (cane sugar, coconut sugar, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, etc).
Yield: 4 cups Serving size: 1 cup Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy and are estimates based on unbranded ingredients acquired from a nutrition database. For accurate calculations, please refer to brand packaging information and consult your nutritionist.
Nutrition Facts Apple Ginger Beetroot Smoothie Amount Per Serving (1 cup) Calories 41 Calories from Fat 9 % Daily Value* Fat 1g2% Saturated Fat 1g6% Sodium 25mg1% Potassium 182mg5% Carbohydrates 10g3% Fiber 2g8% Sugar 7g8% Protein 1g2% Vitamin A 2198IU44% Vitamin C 14mg17% Calcium 21mg2% Iron 1mg6% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Did you make this recipe? Tag me!Mention @thekitchengirl or tag #thekitchengirl
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If you are interested in juices and juicing, you may be wondering how to make beet juice. Juicing beets allows you to get all of the vitamins and nutrients of the beet in a concentrated form. Whether or not you have a juicer in your kitchen, you can create beet juice and tasty beet juice blends.
How to Make Beet Juice With a Juicer
A juicer is a great tool to have in the kitchen. It can transform whole, fresh fruits and vegetables, like beets, into separate components of pulp and juice. Using a juicer takes little effort; it does most of the work for you.
Ingredients and Tools
- One to three fresh beets
- Paring knife
- Wash the beets well, removing any dried dirt or mud from their surface.
- Cut the beets into quarters. You can save and use the greens as well or discard them.
- Turn on the juicer and push the pieces of beet into it one at a time until you have the amount of juice you desire.
Making Beet Juice Without a Juicer
A juicer is helpful when it comes to making all kinds of juices, but it is not essential. There are other ways to create healthy and delicious juice from beets and other vegetables and fruits.
- One to three fresh beets
- Paring knife
- Vegetable peeler
- 1/4 cup water
- Clean and peel the beets.
- Chop the beets as finely as you are able. The finer the job you do, the easier your blender will be able to juice them.
- Add the beets to the blender with about 1/4 cup of water.
- Blend well.
- If the mixture is too thick, add a little more water until it reaches the consistency you desire.
- Strain the juice through a piece of cheese cloth to get the pulp and any large pieces of vegetable out.
How to Make Beet Juice Blends
Many people like to blend their juices for added flavor and nutrition. This is especially important with beet juice. It is always best to blend beet juice with other juices because of the amount of oxalic acid in concentrated beet juice. If you decide to drink straight beet juice do so in moderation. Oxalic acid can cause kidney stones as well as hives and other problems.
Here are some blends to consider when you are making juice using beets.
This blend makes the most of the sweetness of the beet by blending it with sweet and tart fruit. Simply include the following fruits and vegetables in your juice:
- One beet with leaves
- One Honeycrisp or other flavorful apple
- One pear
If you want to get an intense burst of antioxidants quickly, this is a great way to do it:
- One beet
- One carrot
- One apple
- One cup of green tea
- One orange
- Half and inch of fresh ginger root
Beet and Pineapple
Pineapple is good for the digestion, and beets are a great cleanser for the liver. If you eat a heavy meal, this would be a good juice to sip afterward:
- One beet
- One cup pineapple
- Half a cup papaya
Helpful Tips for Making Beet Juice
To get the most out of your fresh beet juice, follow these tips:
- Always choose firm, smooth beets. Size doesn’t matter, but beets should be fresh.
- Look for beautifully colored beets that are somewhat shiny under the dirt that may be clinging to them.
- Drink the juice when it is fresh; important nutrients are lost once they are exposed to air.
- Store any juice by freezing it in air tight, single-serving containers. Thaw them out overnight in the refrigerator.
Enjoy Your Juice
Beets are very high in nutrients, and knowing how to make beet juice is a great way to add those nutrients to your diet. You should be aware that the color in the beets can turn urine and bowel movements various shades of red. This can be very disconcerting if you are not expecting it, but it is harmless. Enjoy beet juice in moderation, and cleanse you body in the process.
Natural Homemade Beet Juice
When it comes to my favorite power vegetables, beets are right on top above all. They are not only beautiful, tasty but also extremely healthy.
Furthermore, I did not write before and in my last three years of blogging that beets are so delicious. Even when raw and with a mix of great partners. It is a dream team working machine for your body.
Often I feel low in energy, don’t really know what is the reason, but I feel tired and I can’t function like I would on a regular base.
Usually, it is one or two-day thing, but then I turn to juice, and my energy and mood just changes. After my last or previous posts about juicing and detox, I did receive some negative feedback.
However, there have been some a pretty good comments as well that made me smile and very happy.
Once you try juicing it is a life-changing experience that you not only will lose weight if you are overweight, but your body will start to heal in matters of days. Your body as we all know to have healing powers, but only if you feed it the right way.
Check my Miracle Combo with Beets, Green Apples, Carrots, Ginger and Lemon
Some people were writing to me, pretty concerned. I am aware that it does cost money to eat healthy, especially locally grown. With that being said, if you just do it at least three times a week, you will notice a change in your skin, hair, weight, mood, and energy.
Vitamins are essential for healthy living, but I avoid pharmaceutic vitamins, even though I do take a few necessary. I rather spend $10 extra and juice it raw to intake the pure organic juice. Maybe some of you might not agree, but I feel that it is ultimately natures body healing fundamental.
Now let me say a few things about my power juice:
Beets are high in nutrition, low in calories. You can add weight loss to the list of the beet’s benefits. There are few foods that can actually work to boost one’s physical performance and beets are one of those power performance vegetables.
The nutrition in beets as well as the pigment betalain (is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory nutrient) found in beets has been shown to help improve overall brain and even heart health.
In part, this is a result of the fact that beets help get more oxygen to different parts of the body including the brain. Fight Off Cancer and Disease with This Powerful Antioxidant.
Many, including my late uncle who went under heavy and body exhausting chemotherapy, drank this juice.
It is an ultimate juice to heal your body and some would say even soul. Beets are loaded with powerful antioxidants that play a role in fighting off cancer, dementia, and other diseases. The pigment betalain that is found in beets is a key in this process.
Beet nutrition can assist those with these issues:
Injuries Illness, Arthritis, Migraines, Allergies, Diabetes, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Cancer, Heart Disease, etc.
In this beet juice I’ve included well know and healthy ingredients(carrot, ginger, apple, lemon), it is 100% pure, no sugar added and it will help you feel better only if you try it.
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- 1 large Beetroot/or two smaller
- 1 Large Carrot
- 1 Granny Smith Apple
- 1-2 slices fresh Ginger
- 1/2 Lemon
- Wash all the veggies, slice and peel the lemon.
- Put one by one in the juicer, and process until all the juice is in the cup/glass
Please drink responsibly!!!! One dose which is about 5-6oz (6oz/ounces=177ml) is enough for a whole day, but to be on the safe side please ask your DR. If you are perfectly fine drinking this combination of ingredients. If you are not used to drinking pure juices start with 2 FL Oz in the morning with a glass of water (not COLD water, preferably room temperature) and gradually over a period of two weeks lift it up to 5-6 FL Oz, just because it is extremely powerful and your body needs to adjust. I recommend this juice, especially for cancer patients, and cancer survivors. Also, just to tell you if you do try this juice your stool will be slightly red/beet color, just in case if you were wondering! This is 100% natural and you don’t have to worry about when you do see different colors, but I feel the need to inform you about that too.
From the garden to the glass, beets are getting a second life. This jewel-toned juice is a delicious and nutrient-packed drink with a nearly endless list of health benefits. It can help lower inflammation and blood pressure or improve stamina—just to name a few. Plus, the drink is naturally sweet! Here’s how to make this powerhouse beverage at home.
How to Make Beet Juice Without a Juicer
No juicer? No problem! All you’ll need is a blender—this is what our Test Kitchen uses—and our favorite root vegetable. If you want to get creative, toss your favorite add-ins into the blender during the second step.
Step 1: Roast the roots
Wash the beets to remove any grit, and trim off the leaves and bottom tip. Roughly chop. Roast the beets at 400° for about 55-65 minutes, or until tender.
Step 2: Blend the beets
Place the cooked beets in a blender and pulse until smooth. Enjoy!
Editor’s Tip: Strain the juice into a glass to ensure there are no chunks of pulp.
How to Make Beet Juice With a Juicer
Do you have to cook beets before you juice them? Nope! Using a juicer like this one cuts down on the work required to make your beet juice since no roasting is necessary. After washing, trimming and roughly chopping the beets (you can also peel them, if you want) just insert them into the juicer.
What Can I Add to Beet Juice?
While it’s delicious straight, beet juice is also a perfect canvas for a variety of different flavors. For a zesty twist, add some ginger to your juice. Ginger can help support your immune system, promote healthy skin and so much more. For a burst of citrus (and vitamin C), oranges or limes can be added. Honey provides additional sweetness. And fruits like apples or plums can help balance the beets’ flavor while providing another dose of vitamins.
How to Store Leftovers
Raw beets can last between 7 to 10 days in the refrigerator, while cooked beets can last up to a week. If you have leftover beet juice that you won’t be able to finish, it doesn’t have to go to waste. Freeze it in ice cube trays until you’re ready to drink.
Want to put your extra beets to another use? We’re obsessed with these tasty recipes.
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