Naturally Sweet Lemon Ginger Power Beet Juice RecipeThe full recipe post can be found on Inspired Taste here: http://www.inspiredtaste.net/34221/lemon-ginger-beet-juice-recipe/
Naturally Sweet Lemon Ginger Power Beet Juice Recipe
In this juice, beets taste sweet and earthy, lemon and ginger add zing, and the cucumber adds mineral-rich water. Beets are naturally sweet so we don’t add any additional fruit, with the exception of a lemon. If you find the juice too tart, consider pushing a couple carrots or an apple through the juicer. If you’re sensitive to ginger’s warming/spicy quality, add a smaller amount at first and go from there.
Makes approximately two 8-ounce servings
You Will Need
2 medium beets, scrubbed clean and tops trimmed
1 medium seedless (hothouse or English) cucumber, rinsed
1-inch length piece fresh ginger, scrubbed clean
1 medium lemon
Chop the beets, cucumber and ginger into thin pieces small enough to easily go through the juicer.
Cut away the yellow peel from the lemon, leaving most of the white pith and lemon flesh. Cut into slices and remove any seeds.
Reserve about half of the lemon. Turn the juicer on and push everything through, alternating between the beets and the softer cucumber and lemon. When everything but the reserved lemon has been juiced, stir the juice and taste for tartness. Add the remaining lemon if you feel it can take it. Or if the juice is too tart, consider adding a couple scrubbed unpeeled carrots or a small cored apple.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- We prefer the flavor of red beets for this juice however, yellow beets can also work.
- Make-ahead: Fresh vegetable juice is best enjoyed soon after juicing, but you can make it a day or two in advance. Store in glass, airtight containers. If you have used a cold pressed juicer, it should last a little longer.
- How to make beet juice without a juicer and in a blender: Add everything to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Then press the pulp through a fine mesh strainer to separate the juice from the pulp. A juicer will make a better juice and will have less waste when it comes to the juice, but this gets you very close.
- Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.
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NUTRITION PER SERVING: Calories 66 / Carbohydrate 15 g / Total Sugars 8 g / Total Fat 0 g / Cholesterol 0 mg