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Beet, Carrot, Apple and Ginger Juice

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Updated April 23, 2014

Being a detox superfood, beet juice is an essential component of a juice fast. Beets contain betacyanin, compounds that help to neutralize and detoxify toxins and also fight inflammation. The apple, ginger and lemon round out the taste of this healing juice. You will need a juicer to make this recipe.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 glass

Ingredients:

  • 1 large or 2 medium beets
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preparation:

1. Wash the produce thoroughly, especially if they aren’t organic. Use a natural produce wash if possible.

2. Scrub the beets and carrots well.

3. Remove the core and seeds of the apple. Peel the lemon if you are using it.

4. If necessary, cut the ingredients into smaller pieces so that they fit into the juicer. Be careful when handling beets - the juice stains everything, so wear gloves if necessary and protect your countertops.

5. Turn on the juicer. Process the first four ingredients, one by one.

6. Stir in the lemon juice, if you are using it.

7. Pour the juice into a glass. Drink immediately or store covered in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Stir before drinking.

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