Beetroot Juice

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My Dearest Juicers,

Lets talk about beetroot juice.  Say what now? It tastes much better than you may think.

..first, a quick story:

I am an American expat and permanently live in Denmark with my darling husband. To say there are differences between the United States and Denmark is an understatement. I am exposed to a different culture everyday, which is now quite familiar.

Concerning food: For example, beets are a staple in Danish meals and is cooked a variety of ways. I initially thought beets tasted horrible, until I gave it a try and juiced beetroot. This recipe sincerely tastes amazing and the benefits are incredible for your body. I have converted to a huge fan of beets after I tried this recipe!

(Side note: I use beetroot and beet interchangeably)

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Spotlight on beetroot: 10 major benefits

  1. Can slow down dementia because beetroot improves oxygenation to the brain
  2. Great for lowering your blood pressure and is very healthy for your heart
  3. Increases blood flow, which has actually proven to increase stamina
  4. Helps diabetes by lowering glucose levels
  5. Contains the antioxidant betalain, which helps detox your body and  has anti-cancer properties. It is best to drink this immediately to reap all of the benefits, some of the benefits such as betalain can be lost during cooking.
  6. Full of fiber, aids digestion and even lowers cholesterol
  7. Improves your vision
  8. Full of Vitamin A, C, E and K
  9. Anti-inflammatory
  10. Beets contain Riboflavin, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Copper and Manganese.

Recipe Here:

For two servings

1 medium or large beetroot

1 head of romaine lettuce

2 apples

1 lemon

1 inch of peeled ginger (add more for extra spice!)

Step One: peel the beetroot and ginger; juice the beetroot, romaine lettuce and apples

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Step Two: juice the lemon and ginger

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Step Three: stir, pour & enjoy!

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Happy juicing! Thanks for reading!