Big Red Beet Juice Recipe
When you ask someone to list their favorite veggies to juice, it is safe to say you will rarely hear beets included in their answer.
If you’re an avid beet lover, fantastic! But even if you are a bit hesitant about eating, let alone juicing this earthy vegetable, this Big Red Beet Juice recipe is worth trying. It’s nutrient-dense, easy to make, and delicious!
Before we get into the recipe, let’s review the health benefits of the humble beet.
Health Benefits of Beets
Beets are loaded with some major health benefits. They’re very high in folate, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, manganese, copper, and betalains.
Betalain is the red pigment in beets that is full of antioxidants that are responsible for fighting free-radicals and also contain anti-inflammatory benefits. This phytonutrient helps detox the body, lower blood pressure, improve digestive health, and decrease the risk of heart disease. Isn’t it crazy that a vegetable juice can do all of those things?!
So, what happens if you want to reap all the fantastic health benefits that beetroot has to offer but you aren’t a fan of the earthy taste? No problem! Using your juicer to pair earthy beets with other sweet and flavorful fruits and vegetables like fresh ginger juice, apple juice, lemon juice, and more will give you a crisp and well-rounded fresh juice that you won’t want to put down.
To quote Goodnature President and CMO Charlie Wettlaufer:
This is my favorite recipe. I make a big batch of this for myself at least once or twice a week, and drink it daily. It’s filled with nutrients. I usually let it warm up to room temperature before I drink it to bring out the flavors.
Big Red Beet Juice Recipe
Yield: 16-20 16oz bottles of juice – the yield may vary depending on the produce and the method of extraction. This recipe was made using the Goodnature X-1 in our Innovation Kitchen.
10 lbs Large Carrots
7 lbs Medium Beets
5 lbs Red Apple
1.5 lb Ginger
For tips on how to prepare produce for juicing, read our article here.
- Weigh all produce
- Wash all ingredients using an antimicrobial wash
- Remove the tops of the carrots
- Cut off the rind of the lemon
- Press all ingredients together
- Bottle & enjoy!
Pro-tip: If the juice tastes a bit too strong or earthy, try toning it down using more apples and fewer carrots and/or beets.
Why we love this recipe: This detoxifying juice is crisp and refreshing in the morning. As mentioned above, we recommend pressing all of your ingredients together and letting the juice sit out until it reaches room temperature. Room temperature juice may sound unappealing at first, but don’t knock it ’til you try it – this method helps bring out all the great flavors in the juice!
This recipe is also vegan and gluten-free making it perfect for those with dietary restrictions or food intolerances, and it will make a great addition to your weekly juice menu or juice cleanse!
How would you modify this beet juice recipe to match your tastes? Or is it perfect as is? Let us know in the comments or in the Goodnature Community Forums!
If you enjoyed this recipe, you will love our Homemade V8 Juice Recipe. If you try it, please be sure to let us know what you think!