This is the drink I was most concerned about – I didn’t think I would be able to drink beet juice. I had tried it in the VitaMix and I don’t know, it was just too grassy. The pureed beet juice was too much to handle, but the juiced beet juice is delightful.
Fresh ginger is key! It provides fantastic, sharp flavor and really covers up the grassyness of the beet the juice. I enjoyed the lack of acidity in this juice, and my stomach definitely appreciated the break.
The best part of the beet juice is the color! I wish Essie would make a nail polish called beet juice, I would wear it all the time. You can see all the beet juice stains on the cutting board! Again, this is a great make-ahead situation. Peeling beets is messy and your hands will be all pink. Bite the bullet and peel them all at once for the week. While you have the peeler out, you might as well handle all the carrots. Trust me, you’ll thank yourself later when you just grab a bag of prepared veggies out of the fridge and juice away in seconds!
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Carrot Apple Beet Ginger Juice
Adapted from Juice 101Yield – 1 16-ounce serving
3-4 carrots, peeled
2 beets, peeled
4 stalks celery
1 red apple
1 inch piece of ginger
1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Peel the beets and carrots and roughly chop the beets, carrots, celery, apple, and ginger.
- Place everything in the juice and juice.
- Add the lemon juice and stir. Drink immediately or store in the fridge.