Real live: we’re addicted to juicing.
Seriously tho, we are. Most people know what juicing is or at least the general concept but for those who don’t, juicing involves a process where the natural liquids, vitamins, and minerals are extracted from raw fruits and vegetables, this process strips away any solid matter from the fruits and vegetables and you’re left with liquid only. You can do a lot with the separated pulp as well, http://www.therawmama.com does a lot of different recipes with her juice pulp that I will eventually try, in the meantime you can compost your pulp to have a no waste nutritious beverage.
Juicing is one of my favorite ways to get the vitamin & nutrients content of raw fruits and vegetables that I wouldn’t usually eat on their own. Such as beets(included in today’s recipe) , beets are LOADED with benefits such as anti cancer properties, high in vitamin c, fiber, potassium, maganese and b vitamin folate (great the preganant mamas). Beets can also help fight inflammation with a unique source of betaine. Beet juice is one of the richest sources of antioxidants and naturally occurring nitrates which are compounds which improve blood flow throughout the body.
So juicing is an amazing way for our family to get the benefits of fruits and vegetables we wouldn’t normally eat in their raw form, it’s an awesome way to get added vitamins and nutrients and an even more amazing way to increase your green intake! This is one of the best ways I’ve found to get loaded vitamins and nutrients into our toddlers, especially our son whose appetite can fluctuate.
So for today’s recipe I give you what I’ll call as the “Beet Master”
ingredients : makes about 25 oz. enough for 2 adults
• 1/2 large beet
• handful of beet greens
•1/2 large lemon
• 2 large carrots
I always start with my Citrus first and end with my carrots, so put it all through your juicer we have a compact breville. I juice it all, take a spoon and mix it up. Poor and enjoy.
Light & Love