Loaded with beneficial nitrates, this beet carrot apple juice is heart-healthy. The two surprise ingredients are ginger and rhubarb, giving it that tart and spicy kick.
This recipe makes 2 to 3 glasses of fresh juice.
What's in this heart healthy juice?
How to make this juice
You'll need a juicer for this recipe. Be sure to read the instruction manual on how to operate your juicer.
Turn on the juicer.
Carefully place cleaned and partially chopped or trimmed beetroot, apple, rhubarb, carrots, and ginger root into the feed shoot of the juicer. Use the plunger to safely press the vegetable or fruit down so the juice flows into the pitcher.
Enjoy immediately over ice. Leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container (e.g., a mason jar) in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
The nitrate levels in this juice are higher than other commercial juices because of the beetroot and rhubarb—two of the highest veggie sources of nitrate. In addition, the beta carotene from carrots has been associated with lower blood pressure and improved cholesterol levels.
When we consume plant foods that are high in nitrates, our body converts them to nitric oxide. Nitric oxide helps to improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, and is considered cardio-protective. Not only is this juice heart-healthy, but it may also improve athletic performance.
No, it's not recommended you consume this daily. Instead, consider eating a variety of whole plant foods, in or close to their most natural state, to ensure you get fiber and a diversity of plants. Check out this article about How to Eat Over 30 Plants a Week.
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