During my early stages of juicing I would frequently juice beets. Back then, my combination was always beet and carrots. Today, I like to add more to my beet juicing experience by adding spinach, cucumber and a knob of ginger to the ingredients. The veggie juice recipe I am sharing is more about the healing then the taste. Below I list the benefits to juicing beets.
Beetroot and the green top are a good cleanser for the liver and gall bladder and in cases of iron deficiency and anemia beets are beneficial. Beets have also gained recognition for being the ultimate blood and kidney cleanser and it is reported to have anticancer properties. When beet juice taken in a proportion of 8 oz may cause light headiness or nauseated symptoms. This is a result of the cleansing effect on the liver and may be too uncomfortable for newbies. It is best to blend beet juice with carrot until your body can tolerate the healing benefits of the cleansing.
Do you need energy? Drink a glass of this juice to supply your body with energy and vitality while cleansing your liver, kidneys, gall bladder, blood and colon simultaneously.
Beet greens are higher in nutritional value than beetroot supplying calcium, iron, vitamin A & C. Beetroot provide magnesium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B6.
Carrots provide the body with vitamin B6, C, D, E, G (riboflavin), K, potassium, thiamine and biotin. The vitamin A in two carrots provides four times the required daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin A.
Spinach is the most alkaline producing food with twice the amount of iron than most green vegetables and is packed with energy restoring folic acid, vitamin K, vitamin B1, B2, B6, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and manganese.
Cucumber is the beautifier, known to promote hair growth, impede hair loss, revitalize the skin and prevent split nails. Because of the healing properties of Vitamin A, potassium, silicon and sulphur.
1 beet with top
baby spinach (you determine the amount)
A knob of ginger
Alternate each of the vegetables through your juicer and enjoy!