Delicious Heart Healthy and cleansing juice made with fresh beet, carrot with citrus and ginger.
This weekend while back from Indian store my hubby told me can you make beet juice, because he saw a one packet of beet and carrot juice? I like beet however not sure about its earthy taste when it comes to juice. So told him I will try some combo. Then on Sunday I decide to give it try. As I have seen recipe of beet and carrot and apple in Dr OZ show.
My kids like beet root stir fry and also daughter likes to eat carrot as such than cooked one. Hubby even eats raw beets, which I can’t. I don’t have any fancy Juicer to do that job. Decide to trust my own blender; they are Indian Make which is tolerable to grind even rice and coconut. After routine breakfast I decide to make the juice. First peeled the skin of beet and carrot and blend them well with water in a blender then added apple and ginger. When comes to apple for baking or juicing, I like to use granny smith apple. Their tartness marries well with other ingredients in the dish. Then finally added lime juice and orange juice. You need to strain the juice well so that you get a clear liquid.
After started trying various veggies in juice, I came to revelation that you don’t need any sugar to make juice tasty. What you need is some perfect combo.
I was amazed to see the health benefits of this juice combo. Do you Know Beets are called Nature’s Viagra .It has discovered by Ancient Romans, it has high amount of boron which increase the production human sex hormones. Also it is very rich vitamins and minerals like, Potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron; vitamins A, B & C; beta-carotene, beta-cyanine; folic acid. Beet also good cleanser, blood purifier, Liver tonic also can prevent cancer. It also known to improve mental health, also used as stomach acid tester. Beets are in low in calories and rich sugar. If you want read more then read from here.
Then next veggie carrot, which is known to help to reduce the cardiovascular diseases .In a 10 year study of Yellow and orange vegetables found that they contain Vitamin C as well as several antioxidants such as carotenoids and bioflavonoids. These vegetables have been shown to help maintain a healthy heart and eyes. Carotenoids may slow the progression of arthritis as well as reduce specific types of cancer including lung, stomach, bladder, and breast. Bioflavonoids and Vitamin C work together to increase immune function, read more from here and here
Orange and lime are rich in vitamin C and also help prevent heart disease also reduce diabetics, peptic ulcer, arthritis, weight loss please read more from here
Then there is Ginger, I like zing that ginger gives in everything. It is also has lot of health benefits like boosting immune function. Also helps to reduce indigestion. Read from here
While making this juice I didn’t know that there is recipe of beet carrot apple and ginger juice in Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s all Good book. So I can say that it is inspired from that recipe. However this recipe has extra add-ons like lime and orange juice. Trust it is delicious juice, you don’t feel any earthy taste of beets or carrot. Even 4 year old and 22 month old approved and they are ready going for another sip even without a pinch of sugar.
If you are detox plan, you can try this juice. Or if you are looking for healthy tasty juice to start your morning then this is the one.
Here comes the recipe.
Heart Healthy and Cleansing Juice: Beet Carrot Apple Lime Orange Ginger Juice
- 2 cup water - use this only if you're using a blender to make this juice if you're using a juicer, then omit this ingredient
- 1 large or 2 medium beets peeled, ends removed and cut into wedges
- 1 large carrots washed, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1 large granny smith apple cut into wedges (core removed)
- a 1-inch piece of fresh ginger peeled
- Juice of one lime or lemon
- Juice of one orange
- I don’t have juicer so used my blender to juice this,
- Peel and chop both ends of the beet and then cut them into chunks.
- Peel your ginger. To peel your ginger, just use the back of a spoon.
- Wash and chop apple into chunks make sure to remove the core in the center, peel and chop up carrots, cut your lemon/lime in half and extract the juice. Extract juice from the orange also.
- If you have a juicer, then please juice away. If you don't have a juicer, then follow along with me.
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This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.