Beet juice is a great organic pick-me-up to start a healthy morning and make the day full of nice colors and creative thinking.
I love juicing. My juicer has yet to get the miles that it was expected to get by now. Although it is at hand reached, I think I should use it more. I bought my NutriBullet juicer many months ago, and so far, I have no complaints. When I juice, and if I don’t follow the recipes provided in the recipe book, I add whatever I find that would taste right. I have not been disappointed so far, which says a lot.
The Power of Beet Juice
Juicing will help flush out the toxins, and beets are rich in antioxidants. Beetroot benefits all body systems, lowering blood pressure, easing anemia, and helping dissolve kidney and gallstones. Beetroot improves the overall health of your liver and is a rich source of iron and calcium. It has anti-aging properties and prevents UV damage to the skin. Beetroot stimulates bile production in the liver, aiding digestion and assimilation of food.
The Power of Carrot Juice
Carrot is a powerful source of beta-carotene, which converts into vitamin A in the body. Beta-carotene keeps the body healthy and enhances the immune system. It promotes healthy vision, reduces cancer risk, prevents heart disease, and defends against some viral infections.
I have finally decided to add some mileage to my juicer, and I have pledged to juice at least once daily to rejuvenate my joints and muscle. So yesterday, I started with carrot, beet, nectarine, ginger, and apple juice. Many of the recipes in the NutriBullet guide have water added. My recipe did not originate from the NutriBullet book; therefore, I was not obligated to add water. There is only one reason I added apple juice instead of water. Taste! I did not want the juices from the fruit and veggies to get too diluted and have a watery taste. I added the apple juice because I did not want to use sugar or honey and ran out of apples. I call that improvising. Right!
What should I call this drink I created? What about “Pick me up blast”? That’s not bad, considering I felt more energized the entire day. I guess that is not changing the name now. I use 100% apple juice with no sugar added. The results were unexpected.
I also did not use honey, sugar, or other sweeteners because I am trying desperately to cut down on sugar. This is one of the hardest things I have ever done. I don’t indulge in sweets and candies, but I love adding honey or sugar to my drinks and specialty teas. Oh, I love a great-tasting hot tea with a hint of honey!
There are some differences between beet juice and carrot juice, but the two can be excellent workout drinks. They can help you sustain energy throughout the day and improve your athletic performance. To start my pledge, here is my creation I call Pick Me Up Blast. Enjoy!
- 1 carrot
- 1 pitted nectarine
- 1 small beet
- 1- inch piece of ginger root
- Apple juice 100% apple juice with no sugar added
- Add fruit, veggies and ginger to ingredients, Fill to the max line with
- apple juice. Blend until smooth and enjoy!
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