March to this Beet – Beet Ginger Juice

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Beets are one of those things I’ve just never had an interest in. Their seductive colour stops me in my tracks when flipping through recipes but I could never bring myself to eat them, until now. While nudging at one in the produce aisle the other day and debating what to do with it, I decided it was worthy of my cart so I brought it home.

 

 

I remember once having cold pressed beet juice at a local shop in Toronto last summer and that it had ginger. I didn’t want to admit it to myself but I actually liked it. That memory on that warm summer day lingered and I vowed to try eating it again…someday

 

After having a stare down with the beet on my counter I decided to make beet ginger juice. Then it dawned on me, I don’t have a juicer. Ah the devil is in the details….

 

 

I had just committed to the beet, and was sooo not ready to go steady with a juicer, so I decided to just throw it in the blender and strain it through my mesh strainer. I’m so glad that I did because what I created that day was magical.

 

I’m now a believer.

 

Here are 4 reasons to eat beets:

  1. Beets are high in fiber, vitamin C, and potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas).
  2. Beets are very rich in carbohydrates, which can provide a lot of energy. Drinking beet juice will give you an energy boost before a workout.
  3. Beets cleanse the body and purify blood.
  4. They’re an aphrodisiac. Beets contain high amounts of boron, which is directly related to the production of human sex hormones. Ahem…

 

Now go on and make yourself a drink!

Beet Ginger Juice
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 beet peeled and sliced into quarters
  2. 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  3. 1 apple peeled and sliced into quarters
  4. 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  5. Juice of 1 lime
  6. ¼ cup cold water
  7. 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (optional)
Instructions
  1. Throw all ingredients in a blender and thoroughly blend until smooth.
  2. Pour juice over a fine mesh strainer set over a bowl or a large glass. (setting the strainer on top of a bowl will make it easier to strain)
  3. Use a large spoon to press the pulp through strainer, squeezing out all of the juice.
  4. Discard pulp and serve juice a glass. It’s best if enjoyed immediately, so you can add some ice to chill it or chill for a bit in the fridge.
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