Sunday, April 8, 2012

A Refreshing Beet Juice for Breakfast

This morning I went down to the kitchen and saw the 3 large beautiful organic beets I purchased yesterday.  Without hesitation I knew I was making a fresh juice for breakfast of the non-green variety.

2 large organic beets
1 large organic Valencia orange
1 1/2 inch chunk of fresh organic ginger root

Wash, cut and juice the beets.
Quarter, peel, and juice the orange and ginger together.
If you like you can surely use two oranges.  Talk about
heaven.  This is a simple juice to make too!

This juice is packed with Vitamin C from the beets and the orange.  The beets also provide Iron and Magnesium, are a good source of Dietary Fiber, Folate, Potassium and Manganese.   

Please note, if you monitor your sugar levels, beets are very high in sugar and are now an 80% GMO product if not organically farmed. 

Beets have been proven in clinical studies to lower blood pressure which also equates to better blood flow bringing much needed oxygen to your brain.

Ginger is soothing to the stomach any time of day. It is a good source of Vitamin C, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
The color of this juice is beautiful. The ginger creates the very creamy top pictured below looking down into the glass jar and the image to the right looking directly at the glass jar where both layers are visible.

I lightly steamed the beet greens with a bit of fresh squeezed lemon and was pleasantly surprised.  They were buttery and delicious.  The few times I have steamed them before I got mouthfuls of unpalatable bitter greens that ended up in the garbage. I like nice surprises.

Have you juiced beets before? Please share your juicing experiences in the comments below.


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1 comment:

  1. I love beets :). My fiance and I make raw beet soup.I also cooked beet greens and sliced roots soup served with boiled potato and yogurt.I'll try your beet juice recipe.Thanks for sharing.