Do you know what vegetable is highly underestimated and sometimes get’s a bad rap? Beets. The misnomers start somewhere in grade school and it doesn’t stop. I’m here to help you grow out of the lies you’ve been told about beets. Not only are beets good for you. But my darlings, beets taste pretty good to. They are an excellent source of folic acid, potassium, fiber and vitamin C too.
While it’s true that beets taste good and are great for you too just a few cautionary measures before you get your beet juice going.
1) Beets stain everything they touch.
That means where a black or old shirt when blending. Be cautious about blending beet juice on light counter tops or floors and move important documents out of the way.
2) Beets stain everything they touch. Yes, I wrote it again. But, this time I am talking about both inside and outside of your body. Fingers and any other exposed skin will be stained for a few hours or maybe even up to a day. On the inside, don’t be alarmed if after consuming beets or beet juice that your urine and even your brown waste (ahem) is no longer brown but pink or red. It could last a few days too. That’s why you should know what color you started with in the first place. Pay attention. It’s your body.
Now that we have all that fun stuff out the way, let’s make some beet juice ya’ll.
I use the Breville Fountain Multi-Speed Juicer. It my absolute favorite. The juicer is so powerful. Fair warning, make sure to have all the parts in place before you start juicing or you may make a mess like I did on this Facebook Live video.
- 1 large beet
- 3 carrots
- 2 apples
- 1 cucumber
- 1 inch fresh ginger root
- Wash produce.
- Cut in appropriate pieces to accommodate blender and blend.