Beet Detox Juice
Detox juice! Beet juice! This vibrant beet juice recipe with apple, lemon, ginger, and carrot is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Ever since I shared my favorite Apple Cider Vinegar Drink last year, I’ve gotten more and more requests for healthy drinks. If you’re like me, and feel like plain water can be boring, going broke on La Croix, and avoid sugary drinks and cocktails, you’ll love these healthy options. I sip on Infused Lemon Water during the day, unless it’s a cold fall day and then it’s a Turmeric Pumpkin Spice Latte, and warm up with a cozy steaming mug of Dandelion Root Tea at bedtime. Don’t miss our 10 Best Detox Drinks post too!
Detox Juice Ingredients
As I’ve mentioned in my other “detox diet” recipes, foods don’t detoxify the body. There is no scientific evidence that beet juice will cleanse, rid our bodies of toxins, or undo damage from overindulging. (1) Our organs (think liver, kidneys, skin) handle detoxification on their own. However, there are foods that can support those organs, and others that are harmful to them. I know I just feel so much better when consuming nutrient dense foods and beverages like this one. Beets have been used in natural medicine for many, many years.
This detox juice beet juice recipe is similar to one I really enjoy from our local Whole Foods juice bar, called the D-Tox. All of the ingredients in this beet detox juice recipe have health-promoting properties. When juicing, although fiber is lost, you can get a higher concentration of their vitamins and minerals.
- Beets: Powerful antioxidants and vibrant color.
- Carrots: Beta carotene, antioxidants and Potassium.
- Apples: Contains pectin, which helps the body cleanse.
- Ginger: Anti-inflammatory.
- Lemon: Citrus fruits can help the liver produce detoxifying enzymes.
Beet Juice Benefits
I absolutely love beets in all forms, from these Easy Pickled Beets to Roasted Beets in Foil and Without Foil, to my favorite Beet Burger and Beet Salad. To get all of this amazing root’s health benefits, using them raw and is a great way to go. The bright red color of beets, and this detox juice recipe, is a giveaway that they are high in antioxidants. Beetroot may have even been used medicinally by ancient civilizations. (2) And since I’m totally a geek for Hippocrates: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” let’s look at some beet juice benefits:
- Blood Pressure Regulation. The high levels of Potassium in beets is thought to help regulate blood pressure. (3)
- Cancer Fighting. Consuming more antioxidants may help reduce the risk of some cancers. (4)
- Anti-inflammatory. Human studies have shown that beet supplementation has proven to reduce blood pressure, inflammation, and oxidative stress. It’s also been shown to enhance athletic performance. (5)
- Supports Liver Function. (6)
How to Make Beet Juice
Do you have to peel beets before juicing? That was one of my first questions when I began adding beets to juices and smoothies. The answer is, it’s up to you. You should peel beets if, you’re sensitive to earthy beet flavor, or your beets are not organic.
To juice raw beets, simply toss them in your juicer with other ingredients. If you’re a juicing beginner, you might like to start with beet-orange juice, which is sweeter than this version.
Storing Fresh Juices
- It’s best to drink fresh juices as soon as possible to prevent nutrient degradation.
- If needed, store homemade juice in airtight glass jars in the refrigerator but drink within a few hours.
- I like this beet juice served over ice. If it’s too strong, try adding a little water.
Disclaimer: As a reminder, I’m not a nutritionist and don’t make any health claims. This and all articles and recipes here are for entertainment/informational purposes only and are not medical advice. Always ask your doctor before beginning any new supplements. Read my full disclaimer here.
- 1 red beet
- 1-2 green apples, cored
- 1 lemon, peeled
- 1-inch fresh ginger, peeled
- 3 medium carrots
- Remove the beet greens and save for another use (if it came with greens). If your beet is not organic, or you are sensitive to Earthy beet flavor, peel the beet with a vegetable peeler, otherwise there's no need to peel.
- Add all ingredients to the feed tube of your juicer. You may have to add in batches.
- Follow the manufacturer's instructions for juicing the ingredients into a glass.
- Enjoy immediately, over ice if desired.
1. Beet greens are lovely sauteed in garlic and olive oil.
2. It’s best to drink fresh juices as soon as possible to prevent nutrient degradation. If needed, store homemade juice in airtight glass jars in the refrigerator but drink within a few hours. I like this beet juice served over ice. If it’s too strong, try adding a little water.
3. Nutrition information may be off for this recipe as they were calculated for the whole foods, not the juice.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 7gSugar: 23gProtein: 1g