To this day I am still not a fan, but I LOVE juicing with them. As with many vegetables, much of the nutrients are lost when cooking or baking them, so I feel like I am doing my body justice by juicing them raw. They are absolutely beautiful though, aren't they? Their color is so intense, often used as a natural dye in organic foods.
Nutritionally, beets contain sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and phosperous as well as high levels of fiber and vitamins A, C and niacin! You can read a Yahoo article here about the health benefits of beets, it's quite interesting.
Makes: ~40 oz
7 Stalks of Kale
2 Pink Lady Apples
1 Large beet (peeled)
1⁄2 Small Round Watermelon
1 Lime (peeled)
Juice and Enjoy!
I will note that this recipe does make a bit more than 40 ounces- my husband and I usually share a recipe, 40 ounces fills up 2 coke glasses. Depending on the size of your watermelon, this will easily make 60+ ounces.
As with other juices, I will drink 20 ounces for lunch with a sourdough pretzel and string cheese. This keeps me filled until about 4:45pm, right about when I'm wrapping up with work. I will usually run downstairs and grab some cherries or grapes and almonds to sustain me until 6pm when I start dinner. Considering it's a liquid lunch (in a healthy way,) that's not bad. Most days I eat a "solid" lunch I find myself getting hungry around the same time, if not sooner.
*Tip- depending on the freshness of your beet(s,) use a ziplock sandwich bag as a glove while peeling, cutting, and feeding the juicer. The juice will temporarily dye your hands, countertops, etc. Just use extra caution!
Cheers to better health my friends!