The BEET is On!

For one, it doesn’t look appetizing, and based on experience during my first 10 days of juicing; the outcome of juicing beet greens and stalks was rather slimy.

I had my doubts, but still ended up buying 3 small pieces to see how it goes…

…And boy it tasted good! It tasted so good, I decided to juice beet for 2 straight days! Here are the results.

Natural aphrodisiac

But first let’s talk about the health benefits nature’s aphrodisiac.

Yup you heard that right boys, beet root boosts men’s sexual health because it contains high amounts boron which helps our bodies produce more sexual hormones.

Ancient Romans have used this root crop as an aphrodisiac back in the day.

More than a natural aphrodisiac beet contains a powerful antioxidant called betalains which is known to help fight/prevent cancer, heart ailments, inflammation and diabetes.

Lowers high blood pressure

People suffering from high blood pressure will benefit from drinking a shot of beet juice every morning.

If you’ve read my article about the 43 most inspiring juice bloggers, Ashley (from @AJuicingStory) asked her dad (who had high blood pressure) to drink a shot glass of beet juice every morning and within 15 minutes his high blood pressure would go down and stabilize for the whole day.

Naysayers would push back and say beet has these side effects but if taken in moderation you’ll more likely than not you won’t experience it.

The other benefits of this super food include:

  • Boosts stamina
  • Fights inflammation
  • Helps in detoxifying the body
  • Prevents cancer
  • Improves our memory

Though it has a low calorie content, it has a high sugar content so for the recipes I’ve created I used only one (don’t forget to peel it) just for flavor.

Not yet convinced?

Here are some expert articles on the health benefits of beetroot

Without further ado here are the recipes.

Recipe #1

Beet Juice Recipe #1

  • 1 – pack spinach
  • 2 – Fuji apples
  • 1 – lemon (unpeeled) – should not be waxy
  • 1 – beet (peeled)
  • 1 – zucchini

This recipe should roughly yield around 400ml or a couple of small cups.

Surprisingly even though beet has a strong earthy smell; that quickly goes away once you drink it. This drink has a sweet flavour to it, a fruit punchy kind of sweetness with a hint of sourness because of the lemon.

If you find this too sweet try adding another zucchini to dilute the sweetness.

Recipe #2

Beet Juice Recipe 2

  • 1 – beet
  • 2 – cucumber
  • 1 – carrot
  • a medium sized red cabbage
  • 1 – lemon

This yields much more juice, around 800ml worth which is like 2 big cups.

This recipe is much lighter and less sweet than the first recipe. That’s because I’ve added a couple of cucumbers and one medium sized red cabbage.

It still has that sweet/pungent and sour combo that beet, apple, carrot, and lemon brings. If you don’t want it to be sour, try using lime instead of lemon or add more apple.

Have you tried beet? If so please share the recipes you’ve tried in the comments section below.

6 thoughts on “The BEET is On!”

    1. Heather,

      Thanks for dropping by and featuring this recipe. I’ll sure drop by and share more recipes in the future.

      Garrick

  1. Christine,

    Glad you’re juicing again. Beet is actually one of my favorite ingredients to juice, it can be a little earthy but combined with the right ingredients it’ll taste good. Try the first recipe, apple and lemon really highlights the flavor of beet.

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