fresh beet carrot apple celery lemon juice | health benefits of the beet

I have never been one for super earthy or bitter tasting anything.Same girl that damned brussels sprouts to hell a little over a year ago.  They are now hands down my favorite veggie.  Go figure.  I thought for sure I would always have the same opinion about beets. Those dirty little veggies.  Belch.

While pretending to be a local in San Francisco last week some friends and I were enjoying the awesomeness that is Pizzeria Delfina. Seth ordered us some marinated beets along with some other sides for the table. I ate a few bites……ya know…to live a little.  My response…”they are not the worst beets I have ever had.” Progress made.

The next day I was in the Ferry Building in line for a fresh squeezed juice and the girl in front of me had them add beets to the same drink I was about to order.  It was the most beautiful color. So, I copy catted the shizz out of her. I totally pulled a  “I’ll have what she’s having.”  and I LIKED IT!  I loved it actually.  Shocking.  So don’t be afraid to bitch slap your twelve year old self into repeatedly trying things you think you don’t like. Especially things that are good for you.

Why to add fresh beets into your diet?

  • magnesium
  • sodium
  • potassium
  • super high in VitaminC
  • betaine – for cardiovascular health
  • prevents/ lowers high blood pressure
  • improves blood circulation
  • combats skin infections, anemia, and digestive abnormalities
  • speeds up metabolism
There are a few things to be aware of:
It will turn your urine red.  You will probably forget you ingested beets and be thrown off.  Always fun.
Some people will experience an allergic reaction.  rash, hives, throat irritation, fever, chills and read somewhere that they can cause temporary paralyzation of vocal cords.  Crazy.
If you are on blood pressure medicine, taking blood thinners, have kidney stones, have  a kidney or gal bladder disorder please consult your Dr.
Powerful stuff.
It’s always good to mix with other fresh juices. So how about a fresh beet carrot apple celery lemon juice for breakfast?

This is what I put through my juicer.

Serves 2:

  • 4 large carrots
  • 4 large celery stalks
  • 2 granny smith apples
  • 2 small beets
  • 1 small lemon (i just squeeze this in at the end)
  • 1 tsp of flax oil or efa oil to each glass at the end to help absorb all of those beneficial nutrients.

 

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  • Shannon - January 23, 2012 - 6:56 pm

    Its so pretty I may try it…proud of you my sister!ReplyCancel

  • [...] pellets. “It tastes like dirt!”, she sputtered. Dirt? What? There aren’t any beets in there! And that was [...]ReplyCancel

  • Darryl Dawson - May 6, 2012 - 8:22 pm

    Ive been juicing beets celery carrots apples or lemon together for three weeks now and my pressure been good my acid reflux been good and my anxiety attacks are controlled for realReplyCancel

    • amyb - May 8, 2012 - 12:49 pm

      amazing Daryyl! For real!!!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi - February 27, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    Will this recipe make 16 or 32oz? ThanksReplyCancel

    • amyb - March 5, 2013 - 1:00 pm

      Hi Heidi, I’d say pretty close to 2 pints give or take.ReplyCancel

  • Marissa Dominguez - July 24, 2013 - 2:45 am

    My Favorite juice!ReplyCancel

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