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3 Chef-Made Beet Juice Recipes That Taste Good

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3 Chef-Made Beet Juice Recipes That Taste Good

Looking for beet juice recipes that actually taste good?

You’ve come to the right place.

A lot of people think raw beets taste a little too…earthy (to put it nicely). Luckily our resident chef Ari Sexner is a wizard when it comes to pairing ingredients for optimal taste.

The three beet juice recipes below mask that (allegedly) dirt-like taste of raw beets by infusing flavors from other produce. Whether you prefer fruity juicer recipes or veggie-heavy drinks, Ari has created a juice for you.

Here are the three recipes (click one to skip to it):

Before diving into the recipes, we’ll examine the powerful health benefits of beets.

Let’s make Dwight Schrute proud.

The Power of Beets

Some people love beets, others hate ’em. But there’s no doubt that the sweet and bulbous root vegetable has risen to superfood status over the past decade or so.

Beet juice, also known as beetroot juice, is often included in juice cleanses. This is because of the health benefits listed below, and particularly the effects that beet juice has on weight loss and detoxification (two of the more common goals of a juice cleanse).

It’s no wonder why. Beet juice provides a number of powerful health benefits. Like what, you ask?

beet for beet juice recipes

6 Health Benefits of Beet Juice

1. Great source of vitamins and minerals. 

Beet juice includes a significant amount of the following vitamins and minerals:

  • Folate (vitamin B9)
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin C

(Note that beets do NOT contain significant amounts of beta-carotene. That’s the antioxidant compound that your body can convert into vitamin A. Most red produce does contain a high amount of beta-carotene, which is why we felt the need to mention it.)

2. Helps lower blood pressure

Despite being somewhat high in sugar (9g per cup), beetroot is great for regulating your blood sugar levels. To quote NDTV:

Studies have shown that [red beet juice] does not lead to high glucose concentration in the blood.  This simply means that the natural sugars in beetroot are released very slowly in the body and thus, prevents sudden spikes.

This means that juicing beets may actually help diabetics.

Note: If you or a loved one is diabetic, check out our 4 Must-Try Juice Recipes for Diabetics.

3. Anti-inflammatory benefits

Inflammation is a natural process that your body uses to protect your health. However, too much inflammation can be detrimental to your health. It can cause cancer, diabetes, depression, and arthritis.

The anti-inflammatory properties of beets come from the phytonutrient betalains.

4. Great for detoxifying

Also thanks for betalains, beetroot juice is great for detoxification.

5. Antioxidant rich

One final upside of those beautiful betalains.

6. Better performance when exercising

Athletes tend to prize beetroot juice for its reputation of improving blood and oxygen flow.

You see, beet juice contains high levels of nitrates. Your body then converts that to nitric oxide. Nitric oxide helps your muscles take in more oxygen, increasing stamina. Put simply: it can help you exercise longer without feeling tired.

3 Beet Juice Recipes for Your Juicer

Note that while we use red beets in all of these recipes, you can use beets of any color. As you would expect, all of these fresh juice recipes are gluten-free and vegan.

Classic Beet-Orange Juice Recipe

This delicious recipe is the most beginner-friendly on the list. The ingredients for one (12 oz) glass of juice are:

  • Red beetroot (8.65 oz or 2 medium beets)
  • Orange (4.6 oz or 1 medium orange)
  • Kale (3.31 oz or one and one third cup chopped kale)
  • Cucumber (3.31 oz or one third of a medium cucumber)
beets, oranges, cucumber and kale on a wood cutting board for the beet juice recipe

The total time to make this juice (including prep) is about 6 minutes. The instructions are quite simple:

  1. Wash and weight produce.
  2. Peel the oranges and remove the tops from the beets.*
  3. Juice all ingredients together.**

*Don’t throw out the beetroot tops so fast! They can be used in salads, cooked in recipes, or included in juice recipes.

**This juice is particularly good when ice cold, so consider chilling in the fridge or adding ice cubes.

Health benefits from the non-beet produce in this juice include:

  • High in vitamin C (thanks to orange and kale)
  • High in vitamin B9-folate (from the orange)
  • Lots of Vitamin A, manganese, and copper (thanks again to kale)
  • Improves immune system
  • Promotes heart, skin, ear, digestive, and gum health
  • Contains vitamin K (from the cucumber)
  • Great detox juice
Classic Beet Juice Recipe
Beet juice boasts many amazing benefits including boosting stamina, improving blood flow, and increasing energy, making this classic recipe loved by many athletes!
Check out this recipe
two glasses of red beet juice surrounded by ingredients

Homemade V8 Juice Recipe

This veggie juice recipe is about as savory as juice comes. If you grew up enjoying V8, this recipe will blow you away.

The ingredients for one (12 oz) glass of juice are:

  • Tomato (11.46 oz)
  • Carrot (3.22 oz)
  • Celery (1.21 oz)
  • Romaine lettuce (0.71 oz)
  • Spinach (0.63 oz)
  • Parsley (0.36 oz)
  • Watercress (0.14 oz)
  • Beet (0.11 oz)
  • Garlic (0.08 oz)
Ingredients used in Goodnature's V8 juice recipe for diabetics

The total time to make this juice (including prep) is about 6 minutes. The instructions are quite simple:

  1. Wash and weigh all ingredients.
  2. Remove the top ends of the carrots and beets.*
  3. Run ingredients through your juicer.**

*Again, don’t throw these out so fast! They have many other delicious uses.

**This is another juice that’s so much better when cold, so break out the ice cubes if necessary.

Health benefits from the non-beet produce in this juice include:

  • High in vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K and potassium (thanks to tomato and carrot)
  • Supports kidneys and liver
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Promotes bone, heart, and cardiovascular health
  • Improved hydration
Homemade V8 Juice Recipe
Make your own homemade, healthy version of V8 juice that is charged with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.

Check out this recipe

Watermelon-Beet-Apple Juice Recipe

This watermelon juice recipe is super refreshing on a hot day. If you like spicy drinks like ginger juice, try the optional chili pepper. It adds one heck of a kick!

The ingredients for one (12 oz) glass of juice are:

  • Watermelon (14.4 oz)
  • Green apple (1.17 oz)
  • Beet (0.36 oz)
  • Lime (0.23 oz)
  • Chili pepper (0.09 oz) – optional, if you want a spicy kick
ingredients to make cold pressed watermelon juice including beets, watermelon,lime, mint and serrano chilis on a wooden surface

The total time to make this juice (including prep) is about 6 minutes. The instructions are quite simple:

  1. Wash the produce.
  2. Remove the watermelon rind and cube.
  3. Juice the ingredients together.

Notable health benefits from the non-beet produce in this juice include:

  • An extra dose of Vitamin C (from the green apple and watermelon)
  • Reduces cholesterol levels
  • Lowers blood sugar
  • Improves immune system
  • Promotes heart and skin health
Spicy Watermelon Juice Recipe
Reminiscent of Mexico's popular agua frescas or "fresh water" drinks, this spicy watermelon juice recipe is all the good without the added sugar.
Check out this recipe
two glasses of cold pressed watermelon juice with green apple, lime, beet and chilies on a wooden cutting board

Which of These Beet Juice Recipes Looks Tastiest to You?

Let us know in the comments below!

Want to browse loads of other chef-made juicing recipes with healthy ingredients ranging from turmeric and lemon juice to almonds and strawberries? Check out our juicing recipes here!

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