A couple of months ago I ate a salad at a cafe and noticed the waitress serving a ruby red drink to another table. It looked so bright, filled to the brim with vitamins that I had to try it. Granted, I was skeptical when I heard that it's raw beet juice with ginger (I knew beet only in its cooked form), but after I took the first sip I was totally blown away by the drink's sweetness and the depth of flavors. Needless to say, I drained the glass immediately. And decided to go home and put my juicer to work for the first time (it came as an add-on to my food processor, but I never had the chance to try it out).
So, I tried a couple of vegetables and fruits to go with the beet and ginger, and the recipe below was the first winner. An apple, carrots, celery, beet, and ginger...What a heavenly combination! Rich, super sweet and with a slight touch of fire. Tastes rather like a dessert than an extremely healthy beverage. But let me tell you that it is extremely healthy, as I noticed the difference right away: It left me feeling invigorated and energetic.
Give it a try yourself and enjoy it slowly, sip by sip...If you can.
Ruby Red Beet Juice with Ginger
- 3 little beets 300g
- 2 big carrots 200g
- 1 big apple 200g
- 2 stalks of celery 100g
- 15 g ginger
- Wash or clean all ingredients. I don't peel anything, but if you feel like it go ahead and do so.
- Cut off the ends of the carrots and the beets.
- Put everything through your juicer.
- Collect the juice and enjoy it.