Beet Detox Juice

Beet Detox Juice

If you live in the United States like me, yesterday was Thanksgiving; a time when most people eat their weight in stuffing and gravy. After all that heavy holiday food, I’m guessing that some of you might need a break. At the very least, maybe your digestive system does? I have just the thing: my favorite beet detox juice.

I’m a big fan of fresh vegetable juices and I always notice a huge difference in my body when I juice regularly.  (If you’re new to juicing, check out my vegetable juice tutorial.)  I’m not one of those people who advocate extreme juice fasts, but I think there are a lot of benefits to adding juice to a healthy diet.

This detox juice is one of my favorites because it’s naturally sweet, even without adding fruits to the juice.  If I’ve had a big dinner the night before, I like to start my day with a glass of water and then drink this juice before my morning smoothie.  Beets are loaded with iron, antioxidants, and a cancer-fighting agent called betacyanin (the pigment that is responsible for its purple-red color), making this juice a powerful blood cleanser.  Drink up!

Beet Detox Juice

When making fresh juices, I recommend using fresh, organic produce to ensure that you are getting the most nutrients in your juice and that you are not ingesting chemicals. The ingredients are listed below in the order that I run them through my juicer. Depending on the size of your juicer spout, you might need to chop some of the vegetables in half.  If you are new to juicing, you might want to add more carrots or an apple to help balance out the stronger flavors (e.g. garlic and beets) in the juice.

Beet Detox Juice
 
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Recipe type: Juices & Smoothies
Serves: 1 - 2
Ingredients
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger
  • 5 kale leaves
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 3 medium beets and beet greens
  • 2 medium carrots, tops removed
Instructions
  1. Juice ingredients and enjoy immediately.

 

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  1. Anonymous says

    Hi Sonnet!
    Question… when you say “beets and tops” – do you mean to include the beet greens? Also, do you generally peel the beet first and cut off the ends? I’ve never juiced with beets before!
    Thanks!

    • says

      Yes, that is correct – I meant the beet greens. You don’t have to peel the beets before juicing. The only items you need to peel before juicing are things with extremely hard peels (e.g. watermelon) or inedible peels (e.g. oranges). Hope this helps!

  2. says

    Fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals. These are best anti-oxidants. Juicing gives you better health. I am a great juice lover. Juice cleanse is a detoxification process which helps in removing the harmful toxins from the body and maks the body fit and fine.

  3. dinny mc says

    Hi Sonnet, I have just started juicing but mostly can’t afford organic fruits and veg. Will this majorly affect the benefits I can get from juicing. Just had your beet recipe and was very refreshing but unfortunately the beets weren’t organic. Do you have any advice on this issue?

    • says

      If you can’t go fully organic, then at least avoid the Dirty Dozen (the items with the most pesticide residue). The Environmental Working Group has the full list here: http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary.php Beets aren’t on the Dirty Dozen list so you can use non-organic if needed, but if you are juicing celery, cucumber, greens, or other items on the list, I’d definitely recommend choosing organic or skipping it altogether if that’s not possible. Hope that helps! :)

    • dinny mc says

      Ok that’s very helpful thank you for your speedy response. I will keep all this information in mind when shopping for my fruit and veg in future. Thanks again!

  4. says

    I also like the beet juice, but I do it simply with few beets and carrots. I think it’s great idea to add some gignger and garlic to it. Did you try to add green apple instead of lemon? This may sweeten juice a little bit. The health benefits of beets are huge! In the everyday life I usually don’t eat raw beets, but here with juicing I may do it easily. Thanks to juicing for boosting my energy.

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