This delicious, jewel-toned beet juice is packed with nutrients (including fiber) and is easy to make at home, no juicer required. Simply blend the ingredients in a high-powered blender and enjoy!
You are going to love this earthy, sweet concoction of beets, ginger and apples. Ready to make homemade beet juice? Let's get started!
Why This Recipe Works
- A high-powered blender has the ability to turn raw beet, apple and ginger into a smooth and luxurious juice, allowing you to skip the investment in an expensive (and bulky) home juicer.
- The combination of beets, apple and fresh ginger root is perfectly sweet with a gingery kick.
- A little lemon juice and honey rounds out the flavors perfectly.
A simple, short list of ingredients here. I've pictured a Honeycrisp apple above, but any variety of apple will work just fine. See the recipe card below for exact amounts.
You will need a high powered blender for this recipe. While it's a bit of an investment, my Vitamix blender is one of the most beloved pieces of kitchen equipment I own, and I use it on a daily basis!
How to Make This Recipe
- Begin by washing and peeling the beet. Cut it into chunks and transfer to the blender jar. Core and cut the apple (no need to peel) and add it the blender along with the beet.
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend on high power until completely smooth.
- There will be some foam on the top of your juice which is the result of the fiber in the beet, apple and ginger. I simply stir it back into the juice before serving ( I want all the nutritional benefits of the fiber to remain in the juice). You can also strain the juice through a fine mesh strainer or spoon it off the top if you prefer to eliminate it.
- I find that the amount of honey varies from batch to batch depending on the sweetness of your apple and beet. Be sure to taste the juice before removing it from the blender jar and add more honey as needed.
Beet juice is delicious! Beets are both earthy and sweet and are perfectly complimented by the sweetness of the apple and the bite of the ginger in this recipe.
Some research show that beet juice may help lower blood pressure and boost blood flow and exercise stamina. It has also been shown to help slow the progress of dementia by increasing blood flow to the brain. Beets are nutrient dense and are a good source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals (including potassium) and fiber. Check out this article for more information on the health benefits of beet juice.
A high powered blender such as a Vitamix makes a great alternative to owning a juicer. There is no setting up (and laborious cleaning) of the juicer, the final product contains more nutritious fiber (a juicer strains out most of the fibrous pulp from the fruits and vegetables during the juicing process) and less waste (no extracted pulp to discard). And you don't have to find a spot in your kitchen to store another bulky piece of kitchen equipment!
Beet juice will keep tightly sealed in the refrigerator for about 3 days. I store mine in jar and give it a good shake before pouring a glass.
Looking for more healthy, Nordic-inspired recipes to start the day off right? Give these tasty options a try:
Healthy Homemade Beet Juice (in the blender)
- High powered blender such as a Vitamix
- 1 medium beet scrubbed, trimmed, peeled and cut into wedges
- 1 apple (any variety), core removed and cut into wedges
- 1 inch piece of ginger peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup water
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp honey more to taste
- Combine all ingredients in the jar of a high-powered blender such as a Vitamix. Blend until smooth (because of the density of the beet this may take awhile).
- Test smoothie mixture for sweetness and add more honey if desired, blending again briefly to combine.
- Serve immediately or store in a mason jar in the fridge for up to 3 days. Shake vigorously to recombine before serving.
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