If you’re looking for a simple, healthy drink, this carrot apple beet juice recipe is just the one for you.
Beets have a high water content so they produce lots of juice. And if you’ve never tasted beet juice, you’ll be surprised how refreshing it is.
Another reason why we love beets so much is because of their color. They have a vibrant deep red, purple-ish color that’ll make any juice look pretty.
Speaking of colors, we have another recipe for a delicious juice, which uses tomatoes to lend it an appealing red-orange hue. You can check it out and use it for adding inviting colors to your juicing recipes.
And to give the juice more depth of flavor, we add apple, carrot, honey, and lemon juice to the blend. This makes for a sweet, slightly sour, refreshing carrot apple beet juice recipe.
But how is it healthy? Let’s find out.
Is Our Carrot Apple Beet Juice Good for You?
Yes, this carrot apple beet juice is good for you. Here’s why:
When you drink this juice, you’ll be able to taste the sweetness. You can also find in the nutrition facts that this juice contains 24 grams of sugar per serving.
Don’t be alarmed. It may seem like a lot of sugar, but there’s only 8.5 grams of added sugar per serving.
This added sugar comes from honey, a natural sweetener. The remaining amount of sugar comes from the natural sugar in the fruits and vegetables.
The recommended daily intake of added sugar should be less than 10% of calories per day. This is approximately 50 grams of added sugar per day.
If you want to cut down on added sugar in your diet, simply leave out the honey. Reducing your added sugar intake can prevent the risk of many health problems, including diabetes, obesity, and heart diseases.
In addition, this juice contains lots of nutrients, including 7% of vitamin C RDI and 16% of vitamin B9 RDI.
You can drink this juice twice a day without overconsuming added sugar. And supply your body with enough micronutrients and antioxidants to keep it functioning properly.
There are 125 calories per serving of our carrot apple beet juice. Serving size is approximately 1 cup of juice.
You can pair this drink with a main dish and side dish to make a 750-calorie meal. Or you can plan a 600-calorie breakfast with this juice too.
If you’re having this drink at breakfast, we recommend making it the night before to save yourself some time. Although the juice may not be as fresh, it’ll still taste good and be packed with nutrition.
1 1/2 cups apple juice (from about 16 oz gala apples)
0.25 oz ginger (about ½-inch knob)
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp honey
Juice the fruits and vegetables: put 16 oz gala apples, 0.25 oz ginger, 8 oz raw beets, and 20 oz raw carrots into a juicer chute to extra the juice. Collect the juice in a large pitcher. (Optional: you can strain the juice with a fine sieve to remove any remaining bits of vegetables.)
Add lemon juice and honey: add 2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp honey to the pitcher and stir to dissolve.
Serve: divide the juice into 4 glasses and serve immediately. (Optional: you can freeze the juice for half an hour and serve it chilled.)
Carrot Apple Beet Juice
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A 19IU
Vitamin C 12mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Lizzie Streit is a Minneapolis-based dietitian and founder of It’s a Veg World After All. She completed her MS in Human Nutrition from Drexel University, and is an expert in culinary nutrition, recipe development, and nutrition communications. Lizzie’s philosophy is centered around making nutrition recommendations, and especially the advice to eat more vegetables, approachable and realistic. She is excited to be working with the team at Healthy Recipes 101 to ensure that their recipes are both nutritious and delicious.