The Early Riser is a beet juice recipe made with beets, carrots, pineapple, and lemon that make a tangy and tart juice that will wake you up, put a pep in your step and also give you all of the beet juice benefits!
So after lots of time off over the holidays, I’m welcoming the weekend and this beet juice recipe with all of the beet juice benefits! This weekend the priority is to take down our Christmas tree and decor. We did remove the garland and wreath from the front door last week which was a big step for me. But I’m still loving lighting the Christmas tree early in the morning and in the evening. We’re holding on to the last of the season as much as possible. Because I kinda have a hard time letting the holiday season go. Can anyone else relate??
I mentioned that my parents gave us a juicer for Christmas, so you’ll likely be seeing juicing recipes pop up here on the blog and I have one of our new favorites to share with you today! Because I’m slightly obsessed with the quality of the juice it’s making, and it’s a fun little project.
But one problem that I’m having is making a big batch of juice and storing them in mason jars. Doesn’t seem to work because it makes the juice so bitter. I thought that I would prep ahead on the weekend and have juices ready to go but this doesn’t seem to work. Anyone have tips for this?
So I’m thinking I’ll have to juice as I go to avoid the bitterness because I’m not the biggest fan of bitter flavors. Ick. But yes, if you have any tips for this, let me know! I’d love to hear from you.
So after tossing several bottles of fresh juice, I decided we’d just juice when we were ready to drink it. To make it easier, I have all the veggies peeled and sliced, ready to be juiced. This seems to work nicely and the juice tastes sooo good!
One of our favorite combos is beet, carrot, lemon, plus said sweet fruit for balance. Not to mention all of the beet juice benefits this recipe has. This recipe uses pineapple but feel free to use any type of fruit you enjoy. Also, yesterday I tossed in a few strawberries and a banana and it was amazing. Even though bananas really don’t juice well, I adore the creaminess banana gives to juice.
So there’s definitely lots of hype and info out there about various veggie juices and their benefits – beet, carrot, celery, tomato, etc. Anyone a fan of beets? Have you ever tried them? Scared to try them? This beet juice recipe is the answer to all of your questions!
Is beet juice good for you?
Beets are packed with lots of nutrition, obviously. But as a sports dietitian I am always talking to my athletes about drinking beet juice 30min to 1 hour before exercise because it could potentially help with athletic performance. Beets are rich in nitrates, which help the body convert to nitric oxide and improving blood flow allowing muscles to work more efficiently.
betaine – helps the liver to function
phytosterols – structurally similar to cholesterol, plant sterols may help lower LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol
iron – can be helpful for people who suffer from anaemia and fatigue
potassium – helps flush sodium out of the blood to lower blood pressure
folate – a B vitamin that is crucial in the development of a baby’s spinal cord, helping to prevent spinal cord defects
boron – helps to increase the half-life, bioavailability, and efficiency of sex hormones
silica – suggested evidence that this helps with mineral balance in the bones
So basically yes, yes and yes! There are so many beet juice benefits.
What do beets taste like?
Beets have a naturally sweet, rich and smooth taste with a hint of earthiness and their flavor pairs well with a variety of dishes from beet apple cider donuts to veggie-beet mashed potatoes. Also beets are an incredibly versatile veggie that adds powerful antioxidants and a unique flavor to almost any dish!
How to store beets?
I’d suggest storing your beets in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator because it keeps them moist while also preventing them from wrinkling and drying out. Because who wants a dry, wrinkly beet? Not this gal! I personally use Stasher bags – they’re a great tool for storing any fruits and veggies you want to keep fresh!
Basically, beets are super cool and you should try them out. So check out the Early Riser: beet, pineapple, carrot and lemon juice. I promise that you’ll become a beet juice lover after trying this beet juice recipe! Minimal, clean ingredients with so many health benefits. Doesn’t get much better than that, my friends. Anyways, happy juicing!
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The Early Riser is beets, carrots, pineapple, and lemon to make a tangy and tart juice that will wake you up and put a pep in your step!
- 1 beet, peeled
- 2 carrots, roughly peeled
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1 lemon
- Cut veggies and fruit into pieces small enough to fit in juicer.
- Remove visible seeds from lemon but keep peel on it for an extra zip.
- Slowly add produce to juicer, one by one, until you’ve juiced it all!
- Enjoy chilled.
- PS– I like to keep my produce refrigerated prior to juicing to get a nice cool drink!
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Juicer
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 111
- Sugar: 7g
- Sodium: 75mg
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 19g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: beet juice
Hi I’m Kristina LaRue, registered dietitian and millennial mom of two active and hungry boys. Here on Love & Zest, you’ll find (mostly) healthy recipes to fuel the whole family and real life stories of modern motherhood. I’m all about veggie-filled breakfast meal prep recipes, healthier sweets, and easy weeknight dinners made in the Instant Pot or sheet pan.
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