This carrot beet juice recipe is especially helpful when you have beets and are clueless about what to do next. It’s rich in antioxidants, promotes heart health, and most important of all, it is delicious.
Are Beets Fruits or Vegetables?
Beetroot is a juicy root plant with a signature dark red hue on the inside. The plant behaves similarly to carrots, with the root growing larger and larger in time beneath the ground.
Unlike carrots, a beet’s plant and leaves are edible and make delicious dishes. The leaves are tender while the stalk is thick and crisp, perfect for stir-frying or baking.
Is Carrot Beet Juice Healthy?
Carrots and beets are healthy vegetables to include in your diet. They contain a lot of vitamins, minerals, and loads of antioxidants that positively impact many health aspects:
1. Lower Blood Pressure
2. Improve Vision
Carrots contain a large amount of beta carotene, a nutrient that is turned into vitamin A in our body. Vitamin A is known to be an immune-boosting antioxidant and a crucial element for a healthy eye:
- Sufficient intake of vitamin A is linked to reduced risks of having night blindness. This health condition is described to give blurry vision when there is insufficient lighting.
- Age-related macular degeneration stems from old age instead of a diet low in vitamin A. However, diets rich in carotenoids is found to possibly “protect against intermediate AMD in healthy women younger than 75 years”, reported one study.
3. Boost the Immune System
This drink contains loads of antioxidants from carrots in the form of carotenoids, which make carrots orange, and vitamin A. Plus, added lemon juice and pineapple juice provide a considerable amount of vitamin C, which is also an antioxidant.
Antioxidants are known to reduce inflammation. Diets rich in antioxidants, therefore, can improve immune system performance.
4. Promote Cardiovascular Health
One study mentioned that an antioxidant-rich diet is linked to lowered risks of cardiovascular diseases.
Besides this carrot beet juice recipe, we also have the best beet juice recipes for you to peruse. They are also packed with micronutrients necessary for your body.
Carrot Beet Juice Calories
Each serving of this carrot beet juice recipe yields only 81 calories. More than 60% of the calories come from fruit juices, and the remaining from granulated sugar.
The added sugar accounts for less than 8 grams per serving. This amount is way less than the allowance:
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How to Make Carrot Beet Juice
Steps of our carrot beet juice recipe:
Step 1: Make the juices
Feed your juicer with cubes of beets and ginger slices and collect the juice. If you don’t have carrot juice and pineapple juice on hand, cut carrots and pineapples into chunks and feed them to the machine as well.
Step 2: Mix
Mix the juices with lemon juice, sugar, and water. Stir until everything is well-combined.
Serve with ice and garnish with mint leaves.
How Long Does Beet Juice Last in the Fridge?
Like other juices, this drink is best enjoyed within 2 days after making. However, we kept ours in the fridge for an extra day, and it still turned out great.
To keep any juice for as long as possible, make sure to store it properly by following these tips:
- Make sure to clean your hands, the juicer, and any kitchen tools that touch your fruits. Some bacteria can still be active in the fridge, and they are potential food spoilers.
- If you’re more careful, keep the juice in an airtight container to limit exposure to air. This reduces the risk of spoilage caused by airborne bacteria.
- If you refrigerate a whole glass/cup, cover it with plastic wrap and allow the wrap to touch the juice. This reduces the air in the glass/cup, hence lowering the chance of bacterial contamination.
Can I Drink Beet Juice While Taking Blood Pressure Medication?
Beets contain a lot of inorganic nitrates, substances that can reduce the blood pressure. Therefore, some of those suffering from hypertension consume lots of beetroots, hoping to keep their blood pressure under control.
As seemingly helpful as this home remedy is, it can potentially pose as a health risk.
There is one reported case of experiencing nausea and dizziness after drinking a glass of pure beetroot and taking hypertension medication. It is explained the combination of the two can lower blood pressure below a safe level.
As soon as we saw this information, we immediately looked for trusted sites that discuss this in detail, but our searches came up empty. All we can say for sure is that if you are taking this medication, consult your doctor about beet juice.
Carrot Beet Juice Recipe
- 4 oz beet
- 0.5 oz ginger
- 6 fl oz carrot juice from 12-16 oz carrots
- 5 fl oz pineapple juice from 6-7 oz pineapples
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup water
- 6 mint leaves
- 2 cups ice
- Make the juices: Feed your juicer with cubes of beets and ginger slices and collect the juice. If you don’t have carrot juice and pineapple juice on hand, cut carrots and pineapples into chunks and feed them into the machine as well.
- Mix: Mix the juices with lemon juice, sugar, and water. Stir until everything is well combined. Serve with ice and garnish with mint leaves.