Beet-Apple-Ginger Juice




I am on a beet kick! image

We have talked about the benefits of beets before, but it bears repeating – or rebeeting – because they are so good for you!

Beets are awesome and are are all the rage in endurance athletics circles because they have been proven to boost athletic performance. While I am very athletic in my daily life – I am pretty average when it comes to racing – so I could use a little beet power! Here is a page devoted to their benefits, which range from improved brain health and cancer prevention properties to helping stave off inflammation.

Incidentally, when I talk about “fighting inflammation,” which I seem to often ramble about, I’m not necessarily talking about visible inflammation that you can see or directly feel. The life stresses, food choices (and especially excess weight), and environmental toxins that fill our days can leave our bodies in a state of internal inflammation, which can lead to many serious diseases. According to this article, chronic inflammation is being labeled the 21st century’s silent killer.

Eating foods high in antioxidants can help you fight inflammation, and will also make you feel amazing. This juice with  beet, apple, carrot, and ginger will put some pep in your step, that’s for sure. Ginger is amazing in its own right, but that is a topic for another day!

I made this without added water, but, for those that want a thinner juice, adding a little bit of water can help with the consistency. I made this juice in the evening for a nighttime snack, and I couldn’t finish it all.

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Random note: You’ll notice in this picture that we have a countertop, and a backsplash! Woo-hoo!  This is actually in the laundry room, and I’ll be giving you guys a full tour in the coming weeks – it is sooo close to being done. The laundry room will be our first completed interior room of the whole house remodel, and will be the temporary kitchen while we build the actual kitchen. It is complete with concrete countertops (that we poured!), a farm edge sink, bamboo backsplash and a tile floor. I am currently in laundry heaven, but I don’t want to show you the pictures until I can provide a full view of the finished product.

Beet-Apple-Ginger Whole Food Juice in a Ninja Blender

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Makes: 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1 beet washed, peeled, tip and tail removed
  • Beet greens from one beet (if you can get them)
  • 1 apple, peeled (I like Braeburn, Pink Lady, or Fuji)
  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 1 small piece ginger, peeled
  • 5 ice cubes
  • Splash of water, if needed

Best Jar Choice:

  • Ninja Pulse: 40 ounce jar with standard blade
  • Ninja Professional Blender: 72 ounce jar with standard blade
  • Ninja Kitchen System: 72 ounce jar with standard blade
  • Ninja Mega Kitchen System: 72 ounce jar with standard blade

Method:

For Ninja Pro, KS, or Mega:

  • Add all ingredients to the blender in the order listed, except water
  • Pulse 5-10 times to get the ingredients to begin to mix
  • Then, blend on “3” until completely combined – likely 90 seconds or so of blending; If you have a hard time getting things going, add 2 tablespoons of water to help move things along

If you want a thinner juice, add a little more water to suit your tastes once you have fully blended and sampled

For Ninja Pulse:

  • Add all ingredients to the blender in the order listed, except water
  • Pulse 5-10 times to get the ingredients to begin to mix
  • Then, continue to pulse combined with steady state blending until you get to a consistency you like. You will likely need to alternate between pulsing and steady state blending until it is completely combined

If you want a thinner juice, add a little more water to suit your tastes once you have fully blended and sampled

Nutritional Information

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