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!