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!
Beetroot, 1 large or 2 small
Carrots, 2 large
Blood orange, 1
Fennel, a big piece (take a look at the pic)
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!
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