Classic Beet Juice

Classic Beet Juice Recipe

  • by Robin Frey
5.0 from 6 Reviews

 

Beet juice boasts many amazing benefits including boosting stamina, improving blood flow, and increasing energy, making this classic recipe loved by many athletes!

Yield 12 oz
Calories 135 cal
Yield and calories may vary depending on produce used and method of extraction.
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Time

Prep Time
03:00
Juice Time
03:00
Total Time
06:00

2 glasses of beet juice on a white surface

why do athletes drink beet juice?

Beetroot juice is prized by athletes (some Olympians even) for its reputation of improving blood and oxygen flow. Some runners even claim it helps them cut minutes off their run time. I’m no runner or  athlete by any stretch of the imagination, but when these individuals (whose main focus in life is to keep their bodies in the ultimate state of health and performance) swear by it, I listen up.

So how does it work?

The juice from beets contain high levels of nitrates (not the bad kind found in deli meats) that your body converts into nitric oxide. Nitric oxide helps the muscles take in more oxygen, which increases your stamina. It can help you workout longer without feeling tired. So, what if you’re not an athlete or someone who works out a lot?

Is Beet juice beneficial for the non-athlete?

Not only does beet juice increase endurance for those who engage in strenuous exercise, there are many other benefits that come with drinking that vibrant red juice!

  • Regulates blood pressure: Increasing your nitric oxide will allow more oxygen to flow to your heart, muscles and brain, resulting in lowered high blood pressure.
  • Aids in digestion: Rich in betaine, beetroot juice can increase stomach acid to improve digestion. So the next time you have an upset stomach, reach for a glass of beet juice instead of that ginger ale soda!
  • Packed with betalains: Betalains are a type of phytonutrient (chemical produced by plants) that have powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and detoxifying properties.
  • Regulates blood sugar: But how can that be? Beets are high in sugar! This is where the saying “not all sugar is created equal” is explained. Natural sugar found in fruits and vegetables release very slowly into the body (unlike processed sugar) and actually can help regulate the sugar in your body.

I don’t know about you, but those are enough reasons for me to keep drinking that sweet beet juice!

beets, oranges, cucumber and kale on a wood cutting board

Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial juice press to make this juice recipe, but you can use pretty much any type of juicer. Just keep in mind that the quality will always be higher when using a juice press.

Learn more about the industry-leading commercial juicers we use to make our recipes.

Health Benefits

  • cardiovascular support
  • lowers blood pressure
  • lowers blood sugar
  • increases energy
  • detoxifying
  • promotes healthy skin

Ingredients

red beet 8.65 oz 245 g 2 medium beets
orange 4.59 oz 130 g 1 medium orange
kale 3.31 oz 94 g 1 1/3 cups chopped kale
cucumber 3.31 oz 94 g 1/3 medium cucumber

Directions

  1. Wash and weigh the produce.

  2. Peel the oranges and cut the tops off of the beets.

  3. Juice all ingredients together.

Pro Tip

  • Remove the top ends of the beets and clean the bottoms thoroughly. If they are small in size, I remove the bottom skinny part as well.

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. I love using my juicer to make beetroot juice!

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  2. 5 stars
    Another classic. Love it.

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  3. 5 stars
    How can I juice beets with out a juicer ?

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    1. Hi Ardel,

      I’m not sure that you can, I never tried… If I were to try, I would blend the beets in a high powered blender and manually squeeze the pomace in a nut milk bag. I am not sure that would work, though, as beets are very hard.

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  4. Dear Customer Service;
    How many days can this juice be kept ?

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    1. Hi Jenny,

      When made on our juicers, this juice will last a solid 5 days. Keep in mind there are many factors that can affect shelf life, you can read about them here: https://www.goodnature.com/blog/understanding-shelf-life-of-cold-pressed-juice/

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  5. 5 stars
    Very useful healthy notes on food and drinks

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  6. 5 stars
    Hi . I enjoyed to read your article. I would like to make a suggestion. In the arrival you might like to let the reader know that when you speak of Beet juice it is not 100% beet , it’s mainly beet but it also contains other ingredients. I feel this is important to mention as, please correct me if I am wrong , but pure beet juice can cause a temporary lose of voice .
    Thanks fir a great arrival .

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    1. Hi Elieen,

      Glad you enjoyed the recipe article! 🙂
      All of our recipes are chef created and typically highlight one or two main ingredients, but always have more than one ingredient, both for flavor reasons and for pH balance of the juice. I have not found any credible source for the loss of voice claim, in fact many studies and clinical trials have been performed and found that patients have no serious side effects or adverse interactions when consuming beet juice (and this is straight beet juice they are referring to). Here are some of the studies and sources I reviewed if you are interested in researching further:
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4288952/
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6316347/
      https://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Fulltext/2011/06000/Acute_Dietary_Nitrate_Supplementation_Improves.27.aspx

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  7. 5 stars
    Do you get the same benefit if you buy the beet juice?

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    1. Hi Victoria,

      That would really depend on how the juice was made. If you are buying raw juice made on a press from your local juice bar, then yes! If you are buying juice from the market or grocery store, then it is not actually raw and is probably not as nutritious…you can learn more about that here: https://www.goodnature.com/blog/how-to-tell-if-the-juice-youre-buying-is-actually-raw/

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