Beetroot juice? Good combinations?
I got some really good beetroot today. Any good combinations with other fruit/vegetables?
Also, what are the exact benefits of beetroot juice?
someone posted a 7-day juice fast, which I saved, and it had this in it:
"Beet Juice: Please mix the beet juice with apple. Beet juice can be very hard on the system even though it is beneficial for those things listed below. I usually do a ½ beet with 6 carrots and 2 stalks of celery and ½ of a granny smith apple. Works wonderfully for me, and removes a lot of waste. Removes toxins from the liver into the bloodstream. Also specifically helpful for arthritis and menstrual problems."
1 sprig parsley
1 beetroot w/ leaves
1 med carrot w/ leaves
4 small spinach leaves
1/2 cup berries
(opt small turnip w/ leaves)
(opt 1/2 cup wheatgrass)
I add sea vegetables ( seaweed/kelp)
run through juicer I add spring water...
I have a friend who uses a blender and no water.
These are benefits listed in one of my books:
Vit C, B, folic acid & Beta Carotene
minerals= chlorine, maaganese,calcium,iron,sodium,phosphorus,potassium ,chromium,&magnesium
Cleanser for liver,biliary system and gall bladder. Beneficial in anemia. Improves energyand vitality. reduces atherosclerosis ( hardening and blockage of ateries.
I like to make a salad where I grate beets and grate carrots and grate ginger, and dress with an apple cider vinegar dressing. It's a good cheap salad for winter too. It's delicious also with grated apples in it, but I leave out the apples now for other reasons.
My fave juice combo with beet root juice is from the cookbook
"RAW" by Charlie Trotter and Roxanne Klein
I love this!
4 fuji or Gala apples, skin on, cored and cut into eighths
2 small red beets, peeled and chopped
1/2 " piece fresh ginger
3 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
Put the apple, beets and ginger through a heavy-duty juicer, then stir
in the lemon juice.
SmellyDelly what do you mean when you say beets can be hard on the system?
My daily tonic:
4 celery stalks
1 regular sized bowl of mixed greens
1 handful of parsley
1 beet bulb
1 garlic bulb
1/2 fresh lemon
Am I over doing it on the ingredients.
Free, my fave daily juice is very like yours:
a small beet (about 1/2 cup max)
1-2 big carrots
1 head of broccoli or any other greens eg spinach
a thumb of fresh ginger
2-3 stick of celery
If I had wheatgrass, i'd add some of that, too, as I love it, but am not up-and-running on that yet.
I have heard that drinking pure beet juice makes you 'spacey' -- but I find it wonderful when combined with other veg and a bit of apple and ginger into a glorious red potion -- so refreshing and yum.
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