Finer than wine: 10 delicious beet juice & smoothie recipies

Finer than wine: Try these delicious beet juice & smoothie recipies

When I was growing up, “Eat your beets” was the oft-repeated mantra

of caring moms and dads–including mine.

Back then beets weren’t my favorite, but I managed to force them down,

under pressure.

Since I was very anemic, beets were the blood-building “tonic du jour”.

Nowadays, as an enlighted veggie lover, I happily embrace the nutritional

benefits of beets and consume them as often as possible.

It’s no surprise that beets have been used in folk medicine for centuries.

One reason is that, betanin, the pigment in red beets, has antioxidant

properties.

On top of that, beet root:

-is especially rich in folate (up to 22% RDA of folate (in a one 2-inch piece of beet).

-is rich in copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium.

-and also supplies 1 gram of protein.

That’s why I dub the red-hued blends of beet juice and smoothie combos

‘finer than wine”.

They are good for you and they taste good too.

More About Beets

Finer than wine: 10 delicious beet juice & smoothie recipies

Raw beets have a strong, earthy taste, so it may take you a while to get

accustomed to the distinct flavor of this mighty root, but believe me,

it is worth the effort.

Despite their strong taste, beet’s flavor blends well with fruits like apples,

strawberries, pears, pineapples and bananas.

They also taste good with mild green vegetables such as butter and romaine

lettuce, escarole and spinach.

You’ll probably want to avoid mixing strong, bitter greens, including beet greens,

with your beet roots.

Make sure to choose your beets carefully.

Pick beets that feel firm and are free of deep holes, cracks and blemishes.

Pass up beets that look too dry and shriveled.

Raw Beet Juices & Smoothies

It’s time to make your medicine!

I hope you enjoy the following beet juice and smoothie recipes.

Raw beet juices and smoothies provide you with optimal nutrition.

**Note that it is best to use organic fruits and vegetables when making raw

juices and smoothies.

First, let’s explore a few beet juice recipes:

Beet, Pineapple, Apple Juice Cocktail

Finer than wine: 10 delicious beet juice & smoothie recipies

Wash, cut and juice:

1 beet

1 cup fresh pineapple

1 apple

Pour the juice into a glass and drink immediately.

This rich, red juice looks a lot bit wine–but it’s better!

Enjoy!

Finer than wine: 10 delicious beet juice & smoothie recipies

Other Beet Juice Combos

*Beet

Apple

Spinach

Ginger

 

*Beet

Pear

Escarole

 

*Beet

Celery

Pineapple

Spinach

 

*Beet

Carrot

Apple

Romaine Lettue

Beet Root Smoothie Recipes

Finer than wine: 10 delicious beet juice & smoothie recipies

Now, whip up these smoothies using a high powered blender such

as Vitamix or Blendtec.

 

*Beet Spinach Apple Almond

1 small beet, peeled and chopped

1 large apple, peeled and separated

1/2 cup red grapes

1 cup spinach, washed

1 cup raw almond milk

 

 

*Beet Berry Orange Banana

1 small beet root, peeled and chopped

1/2 cup blueberries

1 cup raspberries

1 small orange, peeled and deseeded

1 banana

1 cup filtered water

Finer than wine: 10 delicious beet juice & smoothie recipies

*Beet Carrot Pina Banana

1 small beet, peeled and chopped

1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped

1 cup fresh pineapple chunks

1 banana

1 cup filtered water

 

*Beet Lettuce Cherry Hemp

1 small beet root, peeled and chopped

1 cup cherries, seeded

1/3 cup hemp seeds

1 cup romaine lettuce

1 cup filtered water


Finer than wine: 10 delicious beet juice & smoothie recipies

*Beet Strawberry Pina Banana

1 small beet, peeled and chopped

1 cup strawberries

1 cup fresh pineapple chunks

1 banana

1 cup coconut water

 

Once you taste and experience the benefits of mineral-rich beet

juices and smoothies, I bet you’ll make beets an even bigger part

of your diet.

Now get in the kitchen and create your own beet root recipes.

 

 What’s in your beet root juice or smoothie? Share your recipes with us.

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