The SweetBeet Juice

Beetroots (and most vegetables really) are best eaten raw since cooking might destroy most of the nutrients they contain. Or – my favourite of all – you can just juice them up. I find beetroots a bit too “earthy” though, but combined with some carrots and oranges, it’s perfect!

Ingredients

  • Beetroot, 1 large or 2 small
  • Carrots, 2 large
  • Lime, 1
  • Blood orange, 1
  • Fennel, a big piece (take a look at the pic)
  • Ginger, 2-3cm

Procedure

In your (slow)juicer, start with a carrot, juice all the ingredients and finish off with the second carrot.

Pour it over some ice-cubes and enjoy!

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Beetroots contains a fair amount of nutrients such as protein, phosphorus, zinc, fibre, vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese; and they are also an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.

They also contain lots of sugar so don’t over do it!

The health benefits of beetroot*:

  • Stimulates liver function
  • Strengthens heart and reduces cholesterol
  • Cures fever and constipation
  • Helps prevent asthma symptoms
  • Boots immune system and libido
  • Prevents skin, lung and colon cancer
  • Prevents strokes and respiratory problems
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Reduces the risk of birth defect
Source: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/beets.html

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