This orange beet juice recipe is a healthy and delicious way to get your daily dose of vitamins. This nutritious beverage is perfect for breakfast, a snack, or as an afternoon pick-me-up.
PREP TIME 5 mins
SERVINGS 4 servings
COOK TIME 0 mins
CALORIES 113 kcal
This orange beet juice recipe provides simple instructions to make a nutritious, tasty refreshment. It’s much cheaper than store-bought, has pure ingredients, and brings many benefits to your health (and skin!).
Have there been times when you had tons of beets and not a single clue what to do with them? They make great salads, or a good sides when roasted, and amazing beverages when juiced with other fruits.
We also know beets aren’t a favorite for most people, because of their earthy aroma. This recipe has beet juice mixed with orange juice and pomegranate juice, making the flavor of beets less pronounced.
Is Our Orange Beet Juice Healthy?
Our orange beet juice recipe makes a refreshing, nutrient-packed beverage to drink on the regular.
1. Support the Immune System
For starters, this juice has a similar effect on your immune system as most organic juices, thanks to the antioxidants.
Antioxidants are known to protect our cells from damage caused by free radicals. This damage is referred to as “oxidative stress,” which is linked to immune deficiency, Medical News Today says.
Diets rich in antioxidants can, therefore, improve immune system performance.
Thanks to this special property, beet juice is sometimes treated as a home remedy for hypertension. Research shows beet juice is a potential supplementation to reduce blood pressure.
However, we believe diseases and health conditions should be treated and cured by the hands of professionals. If you do have hypertension or related diseases, we recommend consulting a doctor, rather than relying on articles online.
3. Promote Cardiovascular Health
An antioxidant-rich diet is also linked to lowered risks of cardiovascular diseases, a study claims. Antioxidants like vitamin C can protect the artery walls against radical damage, thus enhancing their durability.
Vitamin C is also found to lower the rate of LDL oxidation, which leads to artery plaque formation. Sufficient intake of this vitamin is, therefore, linked to effective plaque removal.
In addition to this nutrient, iron and folate in beet juice also play important roles in the body. They are responsible for forming red blood cells, ensuring the normal circulation of blood.
Getting a juicer can be a great nuisance, especially if you don’t drink juice on a daily basis. Researching, writing down the criteria, considerations— we’ve been through all of it, and it is not easy.
With a blender and cheesecloth, you can make beet juice in the comfort of your own kitchen.
First, cut the beets into small pieces. The smaller the pieces are, the less time it will take for your blender.
Then, add the beets into the blender along with ½ cup of water. Blend until it becomes a smoothie, and then grab the cheesecloth to extract the juice by hand.
Place the cheesecloth over a sieve, into a bowl. Pour the beet “smoothie” into the cheesecloth, grab its corners, and wring out the beet juice.
You’ll find the amount of liquid coming out is the same, no matter how hard you squeeze it. Be gentle with it, and you’ll end up with a beautiful batch of juice in less than 5 minutes.