Hey juicers, Todd here,
This week I had the joy of trying a beetroot juice recipe for the first time. My friend recommended supplementing it into my diet as I’ve been feeling a little sluggish and tired recently. She said maybe I was running a little low on iron so I googled beetroot juice recipe for iron deficiency. Now I’ll admit I don’t normally love beets but this juice tasted so good. I went home and did some research on the benefits of this beet juice recipe and it turns out there’s a lot of studies that show how advantageous it can be not just for iron deficiency!
Beets are healthy no matter how you prepare them but juicing beets is a superior way to enjoy them because cooking beets reduce their nutritional profile. Because of this (and being a huge juicer fan), this seemed like a perfect opportunity to try and make the best homemade beet juice.
As you all know I’m on a self-improvement journey focusing on getting my body back to a healthy state after years of eating poorly so this seemed like another great opportunity to learn how to make beetroot juice and share it with y’all.
Beet juice top tips
I quickly learned a few things when making beet juice every day:
1. I like to mix up my juice flavors every day so I change it up now by adding in some apple slices, mint, citrus, or a carrot to cut through the earthy taste.
2. I think it took my body some getting used to (I think) so if you decide to add beetroot juice to your diet, take it easy at first. Start by juicing half a small beetroot and see how your body responds.
3. Your urine and stools may turn red or pinkish after eating beets. This condition, known as beeturia, is harmless. But it may be startling if you don’t expect it.
Top 5 benefits of Beet juice recipe
1. Full of essential nutrients including calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper, and vitamin C.
2. Improve skin quality giving it an extra glow!
3. Flush the liver
4. Slow the progress of dementia due to optimizing our utilization of red cells creating more oxygen in the body
5. Anti-inflammatory benefits.
My Beetroot Juice recipes
Both are beetroot juice recipe for iron deficiency
Recipe 1 – Simple Beetroot juice recipe
This plain beetroot juice recipe has a strong beet taste! If it’s too overpowering for you try the more palatable one below.
- 2-3 good-sized beets
- 1 or 2 cups chilled filtered water
- Scrub the beet and trim the tops off, cut the beets into small strips that are small enough to fit into the juicer.
- Feed into cold press juicer
- Stir 1 cup of chilled filtered water through juice
Recipe 2- Beetroot and carrot juice recipe
In this beet juice, the beets taste sweet and earthy, lemon and ginger add zing and personally, I think it’s the best beet juice recipe out there!
Makes approximately two 8-ounce servings
- 2 medium beets, scrubbed clean and tops trimmed
- 1-inch length piece fresh ginger, scrubbed clean
- 1 medium-sized carrot
- 1 medium lemon
- 2 cups of cold filtered water
- Chop the beets, carrot and ginger into thin pieces small enough to easily go through the juicer. I leave the peel on as everything I’ve read says there are lots of vitamins and minerals in the skin, but give them a very good scrub with a vegetable brush to clean them.
- After trimming the tops, cut the beets into small strips that are small enough to fit into the juicer.
- Cutaway 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
- When everything but the reserved lemon has been juiced, stir the juice and taste for tartness.
- Add the remaining lemon to taste.
My favorite Juicer
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