I LOVE LOVE LOVE beet juice! This one is my FAVORITE juice.
Beets have been shown to lower blood pressure, boost stamina, fight inflammation, aid in detoxifying the blood, and are loaded with valuable nutrients and fiber. And don’t discard those beet greens! They are just as good as the beet! Throw it in your juicer with everything else. In addition to containing protein, phosphorus, zinc, fiber, vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese, beet greens also supply significant amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.
Beets are a root vegetable so they have a distinct flavor. My kids say, “beets taste like dirt!” That is true, in a sense. They have a very earthy taste. Which is probably why I love them so much! Is it possible for something that tastes “like dirt” to also be so sweet?? Beets sure do answer that question. YES!!
To counter the earthy flavor of the beets (and other root vegetables, like carrots!) I like to add an orange.
1 medium or half a large beet + beet greens
1 navel orange
2 medium carrots
- Juice all in a juicer and serve over ice.