View Full Version : can i juice the leaves of beets?
so today I'm experimenting in the kitchen with my ds who's not all that into raw, and I wanted to know if it's ok to use the beet leaves? having never used beets in any form I am wondering.
08-22-2010, 09:18 AM
.... yes ....
thanks for the quick response. I still so new to juicing I'm somewhat afraid to use the stems/leaves of foods I've never ate before. now I'm off to fire up the juicer. thanks again Ferb
08-22-2010, 09:51 AM
you can juice the leaves of most of your veggies. cabbage leaves, kholrabi leaves, beet, carrot tops... in most cases the higher nutrition is in the greens not the bulbs. ;)
It's funny - but when you start juicing, you'll be checking out the greens and leaves of the veggies as closely as you do the veggies! *Ü*
beet greens have the highest potassium content of any green..to my knowledge. That's why I love them.
10-01-2010, 01:49 PM
I am not sure if you have had a chance to read the Green Smoothie Revolution yet, but if you haven't it is a very good book to read and has ALOT of smoothie recipes, you would need a high speed blender to do the smoothies....anywho she was saying the best way to get the best of your greens is to make them into a smoothie because you get all the fiber in the smoothie, when you juice you are taking away most of the fiber. She said beet greens are the best along with the top of carrots.
10-03-2010, 03:05 PM
Heck yea! wash em and juice them. They are high in iron
10-03-2010, 03:54 PM
You can juice almost anything, including your hand if you get it caught in the blender!
I would recommend juicing them, yes, I did it the night before. Also, carrot & strawberry tops are nutritious & avacado nuts have the highest concentration of fiber you can find in nature! Blend everything. The rind of a fruit of great also, as long as it's not orange (toxic!), and the white stuff has high minerals! Forget what it's called...
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