This recipe is very easy to make and tastes just delicious. Beets have a sweet flavor and can soften the stronger taste of some greens. We're also adding a healthy dose of spinach which adds a nice vitamin K boost to the mix. Cucumbers will hydrate your body and soften the taste of the beet. Let me know how you like this juice in the comments below and post your variations!
Wash the beet and cut it into pieces to fit your juicer. If you can get beet greens that's wonderful, do not remove it.
Wash the apple thoroughly. Try to buy organic apples because non-organic apples tend to have a lot of pesticides. Cut it into pieces. I juice the whole apple, including the stem.
Wash the spinach and add it to your juicer. Depending on your juicer you may want to rotate it with beet or apple to get maximum yield.
Wash and slice up the cucumber. I juice cucumber almost always as the last step because it flushes the remaining pulp out of the auger of the juicer.
This beet juice recipe has helped me through a dozen times where I just couldn’t find the motivation to work out. Simply put: it just kicks ass and I love the sweetness of the beet and little spiciness of ginger. Beet root is also a natural detoxifier for your body. So if you’re looking for a detox juice recipe this is it. Feel free to add your own variation as well. It tastes good with celery or kale, too.
Drinking beet juice has tremendous health benefits to your body: from lowering blood pressure, support for detoxification and anti-cancer benefits, beet are a pretty good allrounder when it comes to giving your body a nice health boost. Beets have several phytonutrients that have shown to promote anti-inflammatory activity in your body.
Beets get their red color primarily from a substance called betalain which is a powerful antioxidant and promotes eye and brain health. In several studies the betanin pigments of beets have shown to reduce tumor growth and inhibit pro inflammatory enzymes.
Beet juice taste sweet and can therefore be mixed with several leafy greens which tend to have a stronger taste. They go well with kale, romaine lettuce o spinach like this recipe shows.
Beets show also show high concentrations of nitrates which convert into nitrite in your mouth. Those nitrites open up the blood vessels in your body helping oxygen flow and blood flow to places that are lacking oxygen. That’s why it’s recommend to “chew” your juice for several seconds before swallowing it.
One of the best greens to mix beets with is spinach. It doesn’t taste as strong as kale or other leafy greens but has tremendous health benefits because if it’s high level of iron, zinc and vitamin A, C and K.
One of the lesser known compounds of spinach are the so called flavonoids which help reduce the risk of cancer and other types of illnesses. Some research suggest that spinach can have anti-aging benefits and play a crucial role maintaining brain function.
I love to add an apple to this recipe. I like green apples because I find the beet to be already very sweet so I enjoy a bit of acidity. Also, I add one cucumber to dilute the juice just a touch; if you’re just starting out it may be too strong (if you’re not used to beet juice).
Ginger is one of my favorite add-ons for my juices. It adds a special zing to the juices and has powerful anti-inflammatory benefits to your body. If you’re pregnant and are suffering from constant nausea you should give ginger a try.