Get The Best Out Of Your Beets With These Juice Recipes
Many health experts include beets on their most recommended vegetable lists because beets can provide the body with many nutritional benefits. Betanin, the pigment in red beets, has powerful antioxidant properties that help protect cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress. Beets are also rich in folate, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium. Drinking beet juice may help to lower blood pressure in a matter of hours, by relaxing and dilating your blood vessels and improving blood flow.
Beet juice blends well with many different fruits, including apples, strawberries, pears, and pineapples. Adding these fruits to your juice recipe can help to mellow out the strong, earthy taste of the beets. Mildly flavored green vegetables and carrots also go well with beet juice, but it would be best to stay away strong, bitter greens so your juice will not taste too strong.
When choosing beets, pick those that are firm and do not have any deep holes, cracks or blemishes.
Ginger – Beet Juice Recipe
1 medium orange, peeled and quartered
3 kale leaves
1 medium apple, cut into wedges
1 medium carrot, peeled
1 large beet, peeled and cut into wedges
1 1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger
Ice cubes (optional)
Working in this order, process orange, kale, apple, carrot, beet and ginger through a juicer according to the manufacturer’s directions. Fill 2 glasses with ice, if desired, and pour the juice into the glasses. Serve immediately.
Beet – Pineapple – Apple Juice Recipe
1 cup fresh pineapple
Working in this order, process pineapple, apple, and beet through a juicer according to the manufacturer’s directions. Pour the juice into a glass and drink immediately.