When I first got my juicer, I heard from a lot of people that juicing beets take some getting used to. They mentioned the beets were gritty and earthy. So I have been reluctant to try juicing one. This morning, I finally took the plunge, and it was great! The beets can make juice overly sweet, so I added in some extra greens to cut the sweetness. They gave me a huge burst of energy this morning. I only had one cup of coffee.
Beet juice has many benefits. It works to cleanse the blood and protect against some forms of cancer, colon cancer in particular. Beet juice is high in many vitamins and minerals such as: potassium, folate, fiber, vitamin C and magnesium. You only need to juice 1/2 a beet or one small beet to get the benefits without the unwanted, laxative like side effects.
Cleansing Red Juice
1 big bunch red kale
1 bunch rainbow chard
2 large celery stalks
1 small or 1/2 large cucumber
1 carrot (ends removed)
1 apple (cored)
1 small beet or 1/2 larger beet and greens (ends of beet removed)
1 inch piece of ginger
Rinse and prep all your veggies and juice in the order of the ingredient list. Should make about 30 oz. I kept 1/2 in the fridge for my husband when he gets home. He is turning into a juicing addict as well. 🙂