The Best Beet Juice!

I have been juicing for years now. In the past year, I have become more brave in trying out some new ingredients in my fresh juices. Prior, I stuck to the usual green juices. Well, I have discovered making my own beet juice and can I say that it is mighty good and gives you a burst of good clean energy! Not only do I love it, but my toddler does too! Score! I love giving my daughter a small cup of beet juice to get the added nutrients that she may not get during the day due her varying desires to eat – which is totally normal, as she is eating what her body is telling her. But it gives me a sense of calm knowing she at least had some juice.

I find the beet juice to be a bit creamy which is part of what I like about it. In my research, I also learned you can consume beet greens! I was totally amazed by this, and of course started juicing the greens as well. People also eat them sautéed, but I have yet to try that being they always end up in my fresh juice.

I will warn you, juicing fresh beets is a bit messy because red juice drips off the beets. To help avoid staining my light granite countertop, I put the plastic produce bag down on the counter to catch the drips.

JUICING TIP: Put a plastic bag in the pulp catcher if your machine allows it. That way you will have one less thing to wash at the end. If your machine sits tightly, it may not turn on with the bag in it.

Enjoy the beet juice!

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The Best Beet Juice
  1. Prepare the beets by first trimming the greens away from the beet close to the top of the beet. Leave the stalks of the greens. Soak the beet greens in cold water to get rid of trapped sand.
  2. Chop the top and bottom off the beet. Peel the beet. Cut it small enough to fit in juicing shoot. Prepare the apple and cucumber.
  3. Depending on the size of your juicer, you may have to use a smaller cup and pour into a larger container like a mason jar.
  4. Begin juicing by pushing the beet greens first. Next, juice the beets and apples. Lastly, juice the cucumber to help push out the beet juice. (Optional: Pour 4 to 6 oz of water to flush out the machine. Most machines tell you not to do this, so do it at your own risk. I do it because it pushes any juice left in the machine out.)
  5. Put a lid on your container, shake to combine. Enjoy! Juice can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days in an air tight container.
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