Easy Blends for Health
Fresh beetroot juice is an easy to make source of vitamins and minerals and a fun ingredient to add to different juice blends. If you are just starting to introduce beet juice into your juicing regimen, try these quick and healthy recipes first, and then move to creating your own favorite flavor combinations.
Juice recipes are imprecise, and you have a complete control of what ingredients and what quantity to add to the blend. All the juices below are low in calories and a good source of vitamins A, C and K.
Use fresh, crisp fruit and vegetables for juicing. Buy them in season and store in the refrigerator if required.
Wash under a stream of running water, and gently scrub beets, carrots and apples (if non-organic) with a natural bristle brush.
Peel citrus fruits. Rinse celery, and thoroughly rinse greens if using for juicing.
Follow your juicer manufacturer's instructions to cut fruit and vegetable into pieces - small beetroot and carrots, usually can be pushed through the juicer whole.
Beetroot, Carrot and Orange JuiceMakes 2-3 servings
3 medium beetroots, trimmed
2 medium carrots, scrubbed or peeled
4 oranges, peeled
Process carrots, beetroot and oranges through the juicer. Serve immediately.
Try the same recipe substituting oranges with grapefruit.
Beetroot, Carrot and Orange Cooler
Makes 4 servings
2 small beetroots, trimmed
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
4 oranges, peeled
Process carrots, beetroot, mint leaves and oranges through the juicer. Serve immediately.
Beetroot, Apple and Celery Juice
Makes 2 servings
4 medium size beetroot, trimmed
2 medium Granny Smith apples
4 sticks celery
Process beetroot, apples and celery through the juicer. Serve immediately.
Beetroot juice is a natural source of nitrate that, as been shown by recent research, helps reduce blood pressure by widening blood vessels and allowing more blood flow.
It has also been found to significantly improve athlete's performance by reducing the amount of oxygen needed by muscles for physical activity.
More beet juice recipes? Try these recommendations:
Beetroot Juice with Yogurt
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