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Delicious Beet Juice Recipe
with detailed Beet juicing guide
By: Vegan Agility Team Last updated: December 6, 2020
Beetroot, with its vibrant color and nutrient-dense flesh, packs enough nutrition in a single cup serving to fulfill a large amount of your daily nutrient needs with ease., so incorporating a beet juice recipe into your juicing regime is a must. It has become a superfood in its own right thanks to its wide range of benefits and wonderfully comprehensive list of minerals and vitamins, especially potassium, iron, and vitamin B9. Beets continue to soar in popularity for juicing since they provide a delicious way to get a vast amount of health benefits in just one tasty purple drink.
Why you should be juicing beets
- The juice is fresh and free from preservatives making it a clean and efficient way to take in essential nutrients
- Free from pasteurization, which causes nutrient degradation – meaning your beetroot juice will preserve the highest nutrient density and quality in comparison to store-bought juices.
- Fast absorption of nutrients into the bloodstream
- Easy on the stomach making it great for those with sensitive digestive systems
- Tasty and versatile – giving you the option to juice with your favorite fruits and vegetables
Beets nutrient breakdown
Quick nutrition overview (1 cup of beets):
Macronutrients: Fat 0.2g, Carbohydrates 13g, Protein 2.2g
Vitamins: Vitamin C 6.7mg – 7% DV, Vitamin B9 (folate) 148.2mcg – 37% DV
Minerals: Magnesium 31.3mg – 7% DV, Potassium 442mg – 9% DV, Iron 1.1mg – 6% DV
Evidence backed benefits of beets
The wonderful purple superfood that is most definitely a favorite of ours for juicing has many beneficial nutrient properties, thanks to its high fiber, vitamin c, and delicious flavor.
One cup of beets can provide up to 37% of your daily folate needs, which is a necessary B-vitamin for blood cell metabolism, the production of DNA/RNA, and healthy brain function.
Beets are an excellent addition to a hearty plant-based salad and go wonderful when juiced with kale or spinach.
One of the most significant benefits of beets is its potential to reduce high blood pressure levels. Thanks to the high levels of potassium and nitrates contained within beets, studies show a high correlation with beetroot juice intake and blood pressure reduction. Thanks to the high levels of potassium and nitrates contained within beets, studies show a high correlation with beetroot juice intake and blood pressure reduction.
Beetroot has also been shown to help detox the liver thanks to the plant compounds betaine and betanin. Betanin is also the compound that helps to give beetroot its bright purple color.
Kitchen tools needed to make the perfect beet juice
Slow masticating juicer
The main tool you will need for this recipe is a slow masticating juicer like the Tribest 5050 or the Omega nc900 slow juicer. The cold temperature juicing, coupled with the high-pressure squeezing of the internal auger, provides the perfect setup for extracting the maximum amount of juice from your beets.
Fast centrifugal juicer
In this recipe, you can use a fast centrifugal juicer like the Breville juice fountain, but this allows for slightly less versatility when adding in extra ingredients, especially if you like to mix leafy greens with your beets. The plus side to a fast juicer is they are generally cheaper.
How to juice beets in a juicer
Beet juice recipe
- 4 beets medium sized
- Slow masticating juicer
How to juice beets in a juicer
- Wash the beets thoroughlyYou can use a food brush to remove the thin external layer of the beetroot which should remove any dirt, debris or chemicals from the soil
- Cut off the root and the beet green leaves You do not need to peel the beetroot after a thorough clean but can if you prefer.Carefully cut off the root, ensuring not to remove too much of the actual beet.Slice the beet green leaves off your beetroot, but don't throw them away. Beet greens are highly nutritious and can either be used in a separate green juice recipe or can be added into this beet juice recipe to enhance the nutritional output.
- Slice your beets into sufficient sized piecesIt is important to cut your beets into chunks small enough to fit through your juicers feed chute but still big enough that it doesn't take forever to juice.
- Prepare your juicerEnsure all safety clamps and safety locks are in place. Make sure the juicer is secured to your surface, and all parts are safely attached to each other.Place your pulp collection container and your juice jug in the appropriate places to avoid any excessive mess
- Begin juicingGradually juice all your sliced beets taking care not to overfill the feed chute. Your juicer should come with a tamper or plunger to aid in pushing the beets through.Ensure the beets have been pushed through to the auger before placing more pieces into the feed chute.If a lot of froth has developed in your juicers jug, use a sieve or strainer to filter the juice.
- ServeYou can now serve up your tasty, nutrient-rich beetroot juice with a few ice cubes and enjoy the refreshing flavor!It's best to drink while fresh to avoid nutrient degradation. Alternatively, you can store in the refrigerator in a vacuum-sealed bottle or container.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on your ingredients and tools.
Why not try out some of our alternative beet juice recipes that use a blend of different fruits and vegetables to compliment the unique flavor of beets. These recipes allow you to get a bit creative with your beet juicing while adding extra nutritional benefits that enhance the overall juice result.