Beet, Carrot, and Apple Juice Recipe

beet, carrot, and apple juice recipe
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Total Time 20 min
Prep 20 min, Cook 0 min
Yield 1-2 servings

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 or juice cleanseBeets, 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 superfood properties. 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 will need a juicer to make this recipe.

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.

 

Sources

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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.

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