Below I’ll explain and show you exactly how easy it is to make beet juice from your home kitchen.
Before You Get Started Juicing Beets..
The bright deep purple-red color of beets means they contain potent antioxidants. It also means that same color is a natural dye which can stain your hands and clothing. So before you get started with juicing the beets, cover the juicing area with plastic wrap or wax paper before you start. Wear disposable gloves or have half a lemon on stand-by to rub any stains that may get on your skin.
When you juice beets you get all the trace minerals and essential vitamins they contain in concentrated form. If you are using conventionally-grown beets, ensure that you wash them thoroughly to remove all dirt and rinse their leaves very well.
How to Make Beet Juice
There are primarily two ways to make beet juice, using a juicer or using a blender. I much prefer to use a juicer. You can find out more about my reasons why I prefer juicers over blenders here.
As mentioned, you can make your beet juice without using any juicer, although doing it like this will take longer because any pulp or fiber that results after the juice is extracted from the beets will have to be filtered or strained. The quality of the juice also isn’t as good.
Using a Blender
If you choose to use a blender, you will need the following tools and ingredients (the procedure of how to make beet juice immediately follows this list):
- 2 to 3 pieces of fresh beets
- A blender
- 1/4 cup of water
- Paring Knife
- Vegetable Peeler
- Cheese Cloth or Strainer
Wash and clean the beets thoroughly. Peel them with the vegetable peeler and then chop them as finely as possible. Remember that a blender will find it easier to process pieces that are smaller in a quicker time. Put the chopped beets into the blender along with the water and blend well until no solid beet pieces are visible; you can use the “puree” button if your blender has that setting.
It’s okay to add a some small amount of water other than the 1⁄4 cup mentioned earlier if you find that the mixture is thicker than your preference. Use the cheese cloth or strainer to get rid of any pulp, fiber, and beet pieces which you may have noticed. Chill and serve. Take note that you should only prepare the amount of beet juice you can consume.
Using a Juicer
Making beet juice with a juicer is easier and less time-consuming because your juicer will do most of the work. You will need the following tools and ingedients:
- 2 to 3 pieces of fresh beets
- A juicer
- A paring knife
Steps to Juicing Beets
Wash your beets thoroughly to remove any mud or dried dirt from their surfaces and then cut them into quarters (or no need to chop at all if the juicer chute is large enough). You can either discard the beet’s leaves or save them for use later on.
Turn your juicer on and push the quartered beet pieces into it one by one until you have your desired amount of use. Notice that with a juicer, there is no need to use water when making beet juice.
This is advantageous for you since the resulting juice will not be diluted. Chill this before serving and, as mentioned, don’t make more than you can consume.
Wash your beets thoroughly to remove any mud or dried dirt from their surfaces.
Then cut them into quarters (or no need to chop at all if the juicer chute is large enough). You can either discard the beet’s leaves or save them for use later on.
Turn your juicer on and push the beet pieces into it one by one until you have your desired amount of use. Notice that with a juicer, there is no need to use water when making beet juice.
Pour in glass and then either add other fruits or vegetables or drink it straight and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks for Juicing Beets
Buy fresh, firm, and smooth beets. Inspect the beets carefully for signs of blight, rotting or spoilage.
Make your juice after you buy your beets and drink it immediately since essential nutrients vanish when they get air exposure. If you must, store any leftover juice in a single-serve, air-tight container in the freezer, not the refrigerator.
Thaw it overnight by transferring it to the refrigerator. Additionally, remember that because of their pigment properties, beets will cause your stool to turn red and your urine to have some reddish tinge; don’t worry because these effects are both normal.
Drinking concentrated beet juice, may make you feel dizzy or nauseous because of its potency.
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3 Beet Juice Recipes
Here you will find 3 fantastic juice recipes using beets. Just follow the easy instructions.
- Basic Beets
- Beet & Carrot
- Bloody Cuke
1 Stick Celery
1/2 inch Ginger
Start by juicing the beetroot, followed by the apple. Then add the carrots, celery and ginger. Finally add the orange.
I find it better to always juice the more liquid items at the end, as this will pick up any leftover fruits or veggies in the machine.
This is a fantastic cleansing and energy-lifting juice. It also helps boost your immunity more so than other standard juices. If I have beets in the kitchen, this is one of my go to juice recipes.
1/2 Beetroot (raw)
2 small parsnips (unpeeled)
1 lemon wedge (optional)
Place the beetroot, parsnips, carrots and radish into the juicer. If you love the zest of lemon, then add a wedge into the juicer too (peeled). This will alleviate some of the pure veggie taste.
This one is for the veggie lovers out there!
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