This uplifting deep pink juice is absolutely delicious, and very nutrient dense.
I find that juices made with root vegetables make for a great afternoon snack, as they can actually be pretty filling. Always remember to drink your fresh juice on an empty stomach, that way you are sure to absorb all of the nutrients!
Beets get their dark red purple colour from a pigment called betacyanin. This nutrient is a powerful antioxidant, which means that it helps to prevent free radical damage. Beets also have anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties. They are high in iron, potassium, niacin (vitamin B3), copper and vitamin C.
Beets are a great vegetable to help cleanse and detox the body. They are good for your lymphatic system, nerve function, and can also increase energy!
Citrus Beet Juice Recipe
- 2 Beets
- 6 Oranges
- 1 lemon
- 4 Carrots
- Ginger root (I usually cut off about 2 inches of the root)
- 1 Pineapple
- 1 cup Filtered Water
Make sure you wash all of your fruits and veggies well, and opt for organic when you can.
Of course, feel free to adjust the ratio of these veggies based on your preference of flavour. I usually like my juice to be tangy form the lemon and lots of ginger! If you can, you can juice the beet tops as well – they are packed with iron, and also contain carotenoids, which are known for their role as antioxidants.
I like to leave skin on the beets and carrots, but of course peel the pineapple and citrus fruits. My trusty champion juicer here can shred just about any veggie, and I don’t have to worry about taking out seeds or anything, it emulsifies them into the pulp!
Just as a side note – if you’re interested in juicing but worried about the cost of a juicer – it absolutely doesn’t have to be expensive. I bought this used juicer in Victoria, BC for $40, and flew it across the country in my luggage… It used to make a weird sound when I turned it off and the motor was slowing down, but ever since it got relocated to Ontario it stopped doing that. Someday I will invest in a more expensive, fancy juicer… but for now this one works quite well!
If you want to add some extra citrus punch to your juice, add a couple drops of lemon, grapefruit, tangerine or citrus fresh Young Living Essential Oils! Lemon essential oil aids in digestion and alkalizes the body. Grapefruit essential oil can boost your immune system, and has antidepressant and antiseptic qualities. Tangerine essential oil is very calming – it can help with nervousness and anxiety, and is a natural diuretic. Citrus Fresh is a blend of lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, mandarine and spearmint essential oils. It can help to increase your metabolism, relieve anxiety, and aid in weight loss. It is also high in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene.
Be sure to share and comment to let me know how you like this pink juice blend!