Holistic Health Diet Plans and Superfoods Beet, Carrot, and Apple Juice Recipe By Cathy Wong, ND Updated November 06, 2017 Share Pin Email Print orange&chocolate/Moment/Getty Images More in Holistic Health Diet Plans and Superfoods Colon Cleanses Healthy Recipes Juice Fasting Basics Home Remedies Cancer Weight Loss Skin Conditions Dietary Supplements Tips and Wellness Tools Remedies by Condition Massage Therapy Detox and Cleanses Supplements Index Herbal Medicine Natural Therapies Aromatherapy and Essential Oils A-Z Natural Remedies View All Nutrition Highlights (per serving) Calories 171 Fat 1g Carbs 42g Protein 3g View All (9 ratings) Total Time 20 min Prep 20 min, Cook 0 min Servings 1 A sweet juice with some serious spice from the ginger root, this beet, carrot, and apple juice recipe can be a part of a healthy eating plan. Beets, perhaps best known for their betalains (natural pigments that account for the red color), are also rich in beta-carotene, arabinose-oligosaccharides (found to stimulate the growth of beneficial probiotic bacteria in the gut), among other nutrient benefits. Recent studies suggest that beetroot juice's anti-inflammatory properties may help to boost muscle power and decrease exercise-induced muscle soreness. The apple, ginger, carrot, and lemon juice round out the taste of this healing juice. Carrots, apples, and lemons have been shown to have antioxidant activity and ginger contains anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols.You'll need a juicer to make this recipe. The nutrition information for this recipe will vary depending on type of juicer used. Ingredients 1 beet root, green tops removed 2 large carrots 1 green apple 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled (optional) 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional) Preparation 1. Wash the beet root, carrots, and apple thoroughly, especially if they aren’t organic. Use a natural produce wash if possible.2. Scrub the beets and carrots well.3. Remove the core and seeds of the apple.4. If necessary, cut the ingredients into smaller pieces so that they fit into the juicer. Be careful when handling beets - the juice stains everything, so wear gloves if necessary and protect your countertops. 5. Turn on the juicer. Process the first three ingredients, one by one. Juice the ginger root, if you are using it.6. Stir in the lemon juice, if you are using it.7. Pour the juice into a glass. Drink immediately or store covered in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Stir before drinking. Enjoy!Precautions:Regular or excessive consumption of beet juice may not be appropriate for some people. For example, beets contain oxalic acid (which are also found naturally in spinach, swiss chard, watercress, parsley, nuts, and some fruits such as berries). People with or at risk for kidney stones and those with gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and some types of vulvodynia are usually advised to follow a reduced oxalic acid diet. Also, beet juice should be avoided by some people with gallbladder conditions and juice, in general, may not be appropriate for people with diabetes. It's a good idea to consult your health care provider before beginning any new eating plan. SourcesClifford T1, Bell O2, West DJ2, Howatson G2,3, Stevenson EJ2. The effects of beetroot juice supplementation on indices of muscle damage following eccentric exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2015 Nov 4. Coggan AR1, Leibowitz JL2, Spearie CA2, Kadkhodayan A2, Thomas DP2, Ramamurthy S2, Mahmood K2, Park S2, Waller S2, Farmer M2, Peterson LR2. Acute Dietary Nitrate Intake Improves Muscle Contractile Function in Patients With Heart Failure: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Trial. Circ Heart Fail. 2015 Sep;8(5):914-20. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.115.002141. Epub 2015 Jul 15. Coles LT1, Clifton PM. Effect of beetroot juice on lowering blood pressure in free-living, disease-free adults: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Nutr J. 2012 Dec 11;11:106. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-11-106.Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen. Nutrition Facts Servings: 1 Amount per serving Calories 171 % Daily Value* Total Fat 1g 1% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 165mg 7% Total Carbohydrate 42g 15% Dietary Fiber 10g 36% Total Sugars 27g Includes 0g Added Sugars 0% Protein 3g Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Calcium 70mg 5% Iron 1mg 6% Potassium 900mg 19% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice. Rate this Recipe You've already rated this recipe. Thanks for your rating! Show Full Article Up Next Up Next Article 3 Surprising Reasons to Drink Beet Juice Up Next List Don't Miss These 8 Early Signs of Arthritis Up Next Article What Do the Betalains in Beets Do? Up Next Article How Does Beet Juice Improve Athletic Performance?