Want to add beets to your diet but don’t know where to start? Try this delicious beet juice recipe made in the blender – no juicer required! Beets are packed with antioxidants and other good-for-you nutrients.
Ever since I made that ginger zinger juice a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been making up a glass of fresh pressed juice almost every weekend. This blender beet juice recipe is another favorite of mine since it tastes almost like a ginger-y lemonade. It is so refreshing served with a few ice cubes. Love sipping on this juice with a savory breakfast like this vegan broccoli cheddar quiche.
Why You’ll Love this Recipe
- A delicious juice that has the right balance of sweet and tang thanks to the lemon and ginger.
- Lemon and ginger pair well with the earthy flavors of the red beets.
- Simple to make in either the blender or a juicer. Making juice at home is much cheaper than buying it!
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Beets: use raw beets that have been scrubbed well, trimmed, and peeled. You can use any color beets you would like: red, pink, or yellow. I used red beets for the juice in the photos for this post as I really like the vibrant red color. However if using another color beet, you will have a lighter colored juice.
- Carrots: carrots add a little sweetness to this juice. I usually use 2 medium peeled carrots.
- Apple: adds some sweetness to balance out the other flavors in this juice recipe. If you want lower the sugar content, replace the apple with a 6 inch piece of cucumber.
- Lemon: the acidity in the lemon brightens the earthy flavors of the beets.
- Ginger: I just love the punch of flavor that ginger adds to any homemade juice recipe. It makes this juice recipe taste a little like a gingery lemonade.
- Water: in order for the ingredients to puree well in the blender, you may want to add some water. If you have a juicer, you may be able to skip the water.
Beet Juice Health Benefits
What are the health benefits of beets? Here’s a recap of just some of the potential health benefits of incorporating beets into your diet.
- Beets are particularly rich in folate which plays a critical role in growth and development.
- Like most fruits and vegetables, beets are high in antioxidants. Beets in particular have been shown to support the natural detoxification processes in the liver.
- Beets contain pigments called betalins which have anti-inflammatory properties; chronic inflammation can lead to diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
- Beets can help lower blood pressure since they are a natural source of nitrates (the good ones!). Dietary nitrates can cause blood vessels to relax which in turn lowers blood pressure. However, the effects of beets on blood pressure are only temporary so you would need to consume them regularly to see health benefits long term.
- Drinking beet juice may support better athletic performance because the nitric oxide in beets improves cardiovascular performance through increased blood flow and stronger muscle contraction. In these studies, athletes were drinking anywhere from 6 oz to 16 oz of beet juice for improved performance.
Other Health Benefits of This Recipe
- Carrots are an excellent source of Vitamin A. This vitamin is not only important for eye heath, but plays a big role in supporting your immune system by maintaining the endothelial cells that line our body’s interior surfaces as well as the production of white blood cells.
- Apples are a good source of vitamin C and potassium. Potassium has been associated with heart health as those with higher potassium diets often have better blood pressure control. In addition, apples are high in certain antioxidants like quercetin.
- Lemons are a great source of vitamin C which is important for healthy skin as it supports the production of collagen, the structural component of skin, cartilage, and more.
- Ginger is a powerful antioxidant food thanks to bioactive compounds called gingerols. Antioxidants are important because excess oxidative stress in the body can lead to chronic diseases over time.
How to Make Beet Juice in a Blender
STEP 1: Add all of your ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth.
STEP 2: Fit a fine mesh strainer over the top of a measuring cup or bowl. Line with cheesecloth or nut milk bag.
STEP 3: Pour pureed beet blend over cheesecloth. Press juice out of the blended beets with a spatula. Gather the ends of the cheesecloth and twist to seal and squeeze out the rest of the juice.
STEP 4: Serve over ice OR add a splash of sparkling water for a fun fizzy vibe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Nope! No need to follow the extra step of boiling the beets before juicing. Raw beets taste better when made into a fresh juice. Just wash, peel, and trim your beets before adding to your blender or juicer.
Homemade beet juice can last up to 3 days in the refrigerator stored in a jar with a tight fitting lid.
Beetroots are higher in oxalates than other foods so anyone who has history of kidney stones may need to avoid beet juice.
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Beet, Carrot, and Mint Juice
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- 2 small beets, peeled peeled
- 2 carrots, peeled peeled
- 1 apple, cored
- 1/2 lemon, skin removed
- 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger root
- 1 cup cold water
Combine all the ingredients in your blender and puree until smooth. Pour the contents into a nut bag or fine mesh strainer that is lined with a cheese cloth. Gather the four corners of the cloth, twist, and squeeze the juice out of the puree. Serve immediately.
Use a spatula to press juice out of the pulp. Gather the four corners of the cloth, twist, and squeeze the rest of the juice out of the puree. Serve immediately.
- Recipe makes 16 ounces of juice (two 8 oz servings of juice).
- If you have a juicer, you can omit the water. Water is added for the blender method to help with blending more effectively.
- Store any leftovers in a jar in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Serving: 1glass | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 608mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 10358IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg