Learn how to make Beet Juice using a juicer or a blender. This beet root juice recipe is made with raw beet root, unsweetened apple juice, white grape juice and a little water and has a sweet and earthy flavor and is loaded with nutrients.
Making raw beet juice at home is a great way to add a lot of nutrients to your body and this beet juice recipe is a quick and easy one to make!
Beet Root Juice Recipe
This beet juice recipe is pretty straight forward and uses just a few ingredients.
- Beets: We use about 6 large beets for this recipe.
- Water: If using a blender, we add enough water to help blend the raw beets easily.
- Add-ins [optional]: To make the flavor a little more enjoyable, we add 1/4-1/2 cup each of unsweetened white grape juice and apple juice to the beet juice. This combo has a really delicious flavor and makes the best beet juice! Or instead, you can add 2-3 fresh apples to the juicer or blender when juicing beets for a little added sweetness.
For full recipe instructions, please see the recipe card below.
How To Make Beet Juice Using A Juicer
- Wash and chop – Wash the beets well and cut off the beet greens then chop into chunks small enough to fit through the chute of your juicer. There’s no need to peel the beets first.
- Juice beets – Feed the chopped beets through the juicer. If you’re adding fresh apples to the mix, then add them at the same time you juice the beets.
- Add-ins – If you’ve not added fresh apples to the juicer, you can stir in the unsweetened apple juice and white grape juice to the beet juice.
- Enjoy – Chill and serve over ice.
- Store – Pour leftovers in mason jars and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
How To Make Beet Juice Using A Blender
I personally like to make juice using a blender because there’s much less prep and clean up with it.
- Wash and chop – Wash the beets well and cut off the greens. Chop into smaller pieces so they’ll blend easily – you can even grate them.
- Blend – Add the chopped or grated beets to a blender with enough water to help blend things easily.
- Strain – Pour the beet juice through a fine mesh strainer over a bowl or pitcher, pressing down on the compost to capture all of the juice.
- Add ins – Add chopped apples in the blender with the beets and blend well. Or after juicing beets, stir in the unsweetened apple juice and white grape juice into the pitcher.
- Enjoy – Chill in the refrigerator and serve over ice.
- Store – Pour leftovers in a mason jar and store in the refrigerator for up 2 days.
Tips For Juicing Beets
- It’s always best to buy organic (if possible).
- They can be a little messy and can stain (even your skin), so if you have disposable food preparation gloves, you might want to use them.
- They don’t need to be peeled before juicing as long as you’ve scrubbed them well and removed all dirt and debris.
- If using a blender, chop into small pieces or grate them using a box grater.
- Wash your blender or juicer right away after use so it doesn’t discolor the plastic container.
What Are Beets
Beets (also called red beets, root beets and table beets) belong to the botanical are a root vegetable with two edible parts; the root and the green leaves. Most of the beets you find in the grocery stores are red beets, but these earthy root vegetables come in other colors as well (purple, golden, white and striped). Baby beets are the size of a radish.
Types of Beets
- Red beets – These are the vast majority of beets found in grocery stores.
- Chioggia – Also called Candy Cane Beets – these look like regular red beets on the outside, but on the inside they have a red and white striped flesh. These are an heirloom Italian beet and they are slightly sweeter than regular beets.
- Golden – Golden beets are carrot-colored and they’re not as messy as red beets. Their flavor is more mild and they’re not as sweet as red beets or Chioggia beets.
- White – White beets resemble turnips and they’re not as sweet as red, Chioggia or golden beets.
How To Choose The Best
Look for smooth, hard round beets. The surface should be free of bruising and cuts; avoid if they have moist spots or shriveled skin. The leaves should be crisp and dark green.
Even though fresh beets are typically found in grocery stores year-round, June through October are their peak months. At the beginning of the peak season you’ll be able to find young beets with small tender roots, which are ideal for cooking whole. But throughout the remainder of the season, they will be a little bigger and a little more tough. During off-peak months, the stores will usually carry clip-topped beets (where the greens have already been cut off) which have been kept in storage and are less tender that the recently harvested beets.
How To Store It
Store in a glass pitcher or mason jars (preferably with lids) in the refrigerator where it will last for about 2 days. It’s always best to drink right away after juicing to absorb all the nutrients it has to offer.
You can also pour into ice cube trays to make flavored ice cubes to add to water, juice blends or smoothies, like I’ve done with these Mango Nectar Juice Cubes and these Pomegranate Elderberry Ice Cubes.
When you get beets home from the store, cut off the greens before storing (leaving at least one-inch of the stem attached). Store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Beets can be stored for a day or two with the leaves intact. Don’t wash them before storing in the refrigerator.
Are Beets Good For You
Yes! Beetroot benefits your whole body! Beets are rich with vitamins (folate), minerals (potassium and iron), antioxidants (vitamin C), and fiber. Betalains are the reddish pigments found in certain fruits and vegetables (like beets). These betalains are rich with phytonutrients that provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification benefits.
- Improves blood flow
- Reduces blood pressure
- Detoxifies the liver
- Helps with Iron deficiency and anemia
- Good for muscles (may increase muscle strength)
- Treats inflammation
Can I Drink It Every Day?
There are no official guidelines for the amount of beet juice that can be consumed in a day, however 8 ounces a day should be fine. But first you may want to discuss any precautions you may need to take with your physician.
How to Use It
- Drink it straight or mix it with your favorite juice blends
- Add it to your morning smoothies
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- Grilled Pineapple and Kale Juice
Still want more ideas? Check out all my healthy drink recipes.
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- 6 large beets (2 bunches of 3 beets)
- Water [if using a blender]
How to Make Beet Juice in a Juicer
- Wash the beets well and cut off the beet greens.
- Chop beets into pieces small enough to fit through the chute of your juicer.
- Feed the chopped beets through the juicer.
- Pour the beet juice into a glass pitcher
- Refrigerate and serve over ice.
- Pour leftovers in mason jars and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
How to Make Beet Juice in a Blender
- Peel and chop the beets into smaller pieces (you can also use a box grater to grate them so they're easier to blend).
- Add the chopped beets and 1/2 cup water to a high powered blender and blend until the beets liquify.
- Pour the beet juice through a fine mesh strainer over a bowl or pitcher, pressing down on the compost to capture all of the juice.
- Chill in the refrigerator and serve over ice.
- Pour leftover beet juice in a mason jar and store in the refrigerator for up 2 days.
- Add 2 chopped apples to the juicer or blender while juicing the beets.
- Using a wooden spoon stir in 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup of unsweetened apple juice and white grape juice to the beet juice (if you haven't already juiced apples with the beet juice).
Tips For Juicing Beets
- It's always best to buy organic beets (if possible).
- Beets can be a little messy and can stain (even your skin), so if you have disposable food preparation gloves, you might want to use them for the task of juicing beets.
- Beets don't need to be peeled before juicing as long as you've scrubbed them well and removed all dirt and debris.
- If using a blender to juice beets, chop the beets into small pieces or grate them using a box grater.
- Wash your blender or juicer right away after juicing beets so it doesn't discolor the plastic container.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g
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