My husband and I bought a juicer almost eight years ago, and at one time we were using it almost every day. Then for some reason, we just stopped. I am hoping to start detoxing again as it will give me the opportunity to bring it out again and include fresh juice into my diet.
Here is a tip: if you have a juicer, keep it out on the counter or you will never use it. I know that it’s big, but you know the saying, “out of sight, out of mind,” right? It’s true. So keep it out and then you can incorporate that into your daily menus.
On to the Beet, Carrot, Apple Ginger Juice. It’s a beautiful color, isn’t it? Before I decided to make this juice I looked up the benefits of beets in your diet. Beets have been shown to low blood pressure (not for people with hypertension) and are a powerful blood and system cleanser. It is also believed that beets can increase stamina and provide numerous heart-healthy benefits. It is being called a super juice and while I know that there is no one cure for all that ails, I am willing to add more healthy things into my diet.
The recipe follows but I want to share my thoughts on this juice. It actually tastes good despite the fact that I really don’t like beets. I did notice that my stomach began cramping while drinking my version which leads me to believe that I used too much beet juice in proportion to the other ingredients. Beets are a natural laxative and work rather quickly. Stick as close to the recipe as possible.
Here is my recipe:
TIME: 5 minutes
- 4 large or 6 medium beets, cut into wedges without the greens.
- 1.5 lemons
- 6 large carrots
- 4 large apple, cut into wedges
- 4″ piece of ginger
Juice and mix. Drink within 4 hours.