Remember how we dove in last week on how to make a green juice that tastes good but is also detoxifying?
We’re continuing the juice series today with a drink that is perfect for the days you need a little extra energy and stamina. Maybe you’re about to do a fierce strength workout, maybe you’re about to go for a super long run, whatever it is- this is the juice to drink when you want some stamina and energy!
Something that’s pretty cool about beet juice is that it can potentially help you have more stamina, improve blood flow and help to lower blood pressure. Crazy, right?! Beets are packed with nitrates which morph into nitric oxide in your body which can positively impact blood flow and blood pressure.
Along with the beets, this juice features oranges (either regular or blood oranges will work) which are high in antioxidants and micronutrients like Vitamin C. Oranges also have folate and potassium and have been linked to helping your heart health. And who doesn’t want that?!
Carrots add a dose of beta-carotene and Vitamin A to the mix- which are powerhouse antioxidants. These antioxidants can help to protect our cells from damage from free radicals and boost our immunity.
Packed with a lot of different nutrients, including vitamin C and minerals like magnesium, iron, calcium, manganese, and cooper, the apple in this recipe plays a key part in not only adding extra nutrients but also sweetening up the mix.
There are so many benefits of turmeric, it’s pretty crazy, but one star one is potentially helping to fight age-related diseases, depression, heart disease, and cancer. And along with some of the other ingredients in this juice, turmeric has been linked to helping neutralize free radicals through its’ antioxidant capacity.
Oh ginger – where do I even begin? This beautiful root helps to ease digestion, ward off cold and sickness, and can even help to calm headaches and joint pain. Plus, it adds the perfect spicy kick to the juice mix.
Organic vs Non-Organic
And just a quick note about these juices – I always try to reach for organic fruits and vegetables – especially for the items that I’m juicing the entire thing and not peeling. For example- for the apples, carrots and beets – I want to reach for organic so I can avoid chemicals that have been sprayed on the produce. Pesticide contamination is a real thing. For the oranges that I’m peeling, I still try to get organic when possible, but am not as concerned as I am with the other things that I’m juicing the entire fruit or veggie.
Red Juice vs Green Juice
I typically start most mornings with some sort of green juice, but every now and then mix it up with a juice like this. I feel like it gives the body nutrients that I might not get on a typical day and it’s just fun to try all of nature’s gorgeous fruits and veggies.
If you are watching sugar though, keep in mind that this juice is definitely higher in sugar than, say, a green juice, and you might want to check out celery juice if you’re looking to keep the sugar lower.
This is the juicer I’ve been using for at least 7+ years and I love it. It’s just easy. Cleaning the basket is a little annoying but literally only takes a minute if you do it immediately. That’s something I also recommend – clean the juicer right away! This prevents the pulp from getting all stuck up in it.
So now that we dove into the benefits and tips and tricks of all the goodness in this juice, let’s get to the recipe!
Sweet Stamina Beet Juice
- 1 Juicer
- 1 beet
- 3 oranges (or blood oranges- either kind will work!)
- 2 carrots
- 2 apples (any kind will work)
- 1 knob turmeric
- 1 knob ginger
- Prep all fruit and vegetables by washing and peeling oranges and beets. Chop ends off of carrots, wash well. Remove stems from apples, wash well. Rinse and peel turmeric and ginger.
- Run everything through the juicer.
- Serve in a tell glass. Store any leftovers in an airtight glass container in fridge.
If you try this juice- I’d love to know what you think! Hit me up on Instagram and let me see your gorgeous ruby red drink!
See you later this week,