Here are some of my favourite juice recipes.
For a sweeter drink I often add an apple, or use 2 apples instead of the carrots.
This makes a fabulous drink which is best consumed on an empty stomach as it's very cleansing!
For an unusual but delicious vegetable juice recipe that uses apples, beetroot, broccoli, nettles and lemon juice visit raw food recipes with nettles.
Like more recipes? "The Juice Suggester - Juice Recipe Software" might be just what you need!
Many of the health benefits of beetroots are attributed to the fact that they are a rich source of inorganic nitrate.
It is claimed beets have the ability to:
In 2009 a small scale study at Exeter University in England, U.K. found that drinking beet juice improved the endurance of athletes.
In 2015 a scientific study at Queen Mary University in London found that drinking 250ml of beetroot juice each day significantly lowered blood pressure for patients with high blood pressure.
Not only are raw beets a beautiful colour, but they are also packed with nutrients.
Beetroots are a good source of folic acid and vitamin C, plus they contain small amounts of vitamins B1, B2, B3, and vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene.
Rich in inorganic nitrate, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium. Plus smaller amounts of iron, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium.
While raw beets are mostly water and carbohydrate they also contains small amounts of all the amino acids (protein).
One 2" (5cm) beetroot contains 35 calories.
If you'd like more raw beetroot nutrition facts go to the USDA National Nutrient Database and enter "raw beets" into the search box.
Beetroots are hard vegetables, and will juice easily in all types of juicer.
Masticating juicers are more efficient than centrifugal juicers - i.e. they produce more juice and less heat, plus they are much easier to clean. On the down side you need to chop the beetroot up nice and small, plus they cost a bit more.
If you don't like chopping then I recommend a good quality centrifugal juicer such as the wide mouth Breville Juicer JE27.
And if your on a low budget then a budget centrifugal model should work just fine.
Like more information? Visit my Best Juicer page to learn more.
Creating your own fresh juice is fun, and I recommend you begin by following a recipe. This way the juice is more likely to taste delicious, and you'll want to keep on juicing:)
For lots of recipe ideas check out "The Juice Suggester - Juice Recipe Software". This handy tool gives you recipes for whatever fruit and vegetables you've got around the house, and you can print out the list to take shopping too!