Beet Juice Infusions That Will Light Up Your Mouth!
Article Published on Feb 25, 2016
Sweet it up, zip it up, juice it up! This is beet juice at its finest. Enhanced with the flavors of carrot, tangerine, and ginger, your mouth will thank you!
Sometimes the best recipes present themselves to you, such as this one that developed as I was cleaning out my refrigerator over a long winter weekend. The root vegetables provide a certain grounding quality, while the grapes and citrus lend some sweetness and a little bit of zip.
BCTG JUICE RECIPE (Beet, Carrot, Tangerine, Ginger)
- 3 large carrots
- 1 medium beet
- 1 cup red grapes
- 2 tangerines, peeled
- 1 small sweet potato
- 3/4” knob ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime zest
Yield: 1 serving | Equipment: Juicer
Run all ingredients except the lime zest through the juicer and stir. Dust with lime zest and serve.
Like most recipes that use whole foods, this drink’s great taste is equaled by its nutritional benefits. Just look at what you’re getting in your glass!
If you’re the type of person who is concerned about exposure to toxins, and you want to give your body as much support as possible, get some beets into your diet! A wonderful tonic for the liver, beets also work as a purifier for the blood. Both the beetroot and its greens are high in many vitamins and minerals, too. But if that’s not enough—beets are high in boron, which is directly related to the production of human sex hormones: in fact, the ancient Romans used beets as an aphrodisiac.
As a kid, you’re told to eat your carrots, but not too many or you may turn orange! Whether or not you end up with a tinted complexion, at the root of it all you will have improved vision, healthier skin, and lower risk of a variety of forms of cancer. Change it up, and give different colors of carrots a try: purple, orange, white—they each have a slightly different flavor profile.
These tasty citrus fruits are loaded with vitamin C, which protects cells by neutralizing free radicals. Free radicals cause chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, so we definitely want to defuse those suckers. Tangerines can also help lower cholesterol, relieve constipation, and protect the skin. Although they are acidic to the taste, tangerines and other citrus fruits actually help alkalize the body.
Eat too many grapes and you may end up in the bathroom longer than expected… they can be that helpful in treating constipation and indigestion! These juicy fruits are also said to cure asthma by increasing moisture in the lungs. You’ll also hear that they reduce the risk of breast cancer and even help stave off Alzheimer’s disease.
Feeling stressed? Sweet potatoes contain magnesium, the go-to mineral for calming down. As if that weren’t sweet enough, the tasty tubers are loaded with vitamin A, which can help protect against sun damage and promote healthy, glowing skin.
With a long history of use as a nausea remedy, ginger is also used to reduce exercise-induced muscle pain, lower blood sugar, and to help cure sinus infections.
Citrus peels contain high levels of anti-oxidants, a good reason to keep lime zest in the limelight, so to speak.
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